Monthly Archives: February 2012

5 Ways to Keep Your Divorce Civil and Amicable

Valentine’s Day can be one of the toughest days of the year for those going through a divorce. However, it can also be a day to focus on ways to make the end of your relationship easier for you and your soon-to-be ex. A divorce does not have to be a bitter, combative affair. Consider these tips to try to keep things more peaceful: Focus on what is fair instead of trying to punish your former partner. Punative actions, in the end, wind up making the divorce process more acrimonious. Leave the kids out of it. While you should, of … Continue reading

American Divorce Trends

While there are hundreds of potential reasons for a divorce, not all of the factors that contribute to divorce are in control of you or your spouse. A surprising array of factors outside a couple affects their chances of divorce. One of the first and most obvious is a change in divorce laws. In the 1960s and 1970s, when laws were changed to allow no-fault divorces, and the ways that child support and property were determined, the number of divorces doubled across the nation. People didn’t suddenly become less happy in their marriages; it was just easier to leave an … Continue reading