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Divorce Archives

Settled swiftly and simply: Skipping the stressful divorce

Just because you know your marriage isn't working any more doesn't mean that you want a long, drawn-out, painful divorce that involves a lot of fighting. Whether you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are hoping to end your marriage on good terms and even stay friends, or whether you both simply want to get the divorce process over with as quickly and painlessly as possible, a messy divorce rarely benefits anyone.

What should I talk about prior to marriage with my partner?

Couples heading for marriage in Illinois should discuss a host of different topics prior to saying their vows. Marriage is not an easy venture, even for the most romantic couples that love to communicate well with each other. So, what should you talk about with your partner prior to marriage?

How to tell your children you are getting a divorce

Divorce is a difficult subject for many, especially those who have children. It can be worrisome for parents headed for divorce regarding how they will tell their children. This is a stressful time for all involved and no one knows how a child will respond to the thought of parents divorcing. Here are some tips on how to tell your children you are getting divorced.

What your kids want to know about your divorce

You may think of the end of your divorce as a goal to be reached, and it is in many ways. However, it's not "the end" of the situation when you have kids. You'll still be connected to your ex through your children, and they'll still have a lot of questions about what comes next or where you stand. Some questions they ask may be:

Pressure, duress and prenups

So you are getting divorced, but you and your spouse signed a prenup years ago, when you got married. You think it will solve most of your legal issues right up front, and you're certainly glad you have it in place.