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DuPage County family law-attorneysManaging life and the kids during and after divorce can be stressful, especially in the beginning. Thankfully, with a few good tips and a little time, everyone starts to find their new routine. Learn more how to improve the back-to-school transition while going through a divorce, and discover how an experienced attorney can smooth the process for everyone involved.

Start with Realistic Expectations

Unrealistic expectations can be extremely toxic to the co-parenting process, and can often lead to arguments, hurt feelings, and coping problems. As such, parents are encouraged to be patient with one another (and themselves) and understanding with their child. After all, everyone is trying to adjust to a new life, and it takes some time to accomplish that.

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DuPage County divorce lawyersDivorce can be painful and, in some cases, traumatizing. How do you cope? A new study suggests that narrative expressive journaling may help. Learn more about coping with the divorce process, and the potential benefits of journaling while working through it, with help from the following information.

What is Narrative Expressive Journaling?

Narrative expressive journaling is different than other types of journaling. It requires the writer to consider how they are feeling and to turn those feelings into a sort of story. You do not need to be a storyteller to do it, however, because the process is more about honing in on the deeper, more complex emotions of divorce and finding a way to express them in an organized and structured manner. Why is doing this so important? Experts say that, unlike traditional journaling, narrative expressive journaling encourages you to process the emotions, rather than simply re-experience them, which can trigger or exacerbate stress and other negative emotions during the coping process.

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DuPage County bankruptcy attorneysFiling for bankruptcy has never been “easy,” but changes over the last several years have made the process even more complex than it used to be. Now, consumers must attend both credit counseling and debtor education before they can receive a bankruptcy discharge. Learn more about these counseling requirements in the following paragraphs, including how they are different and what you can expect during the process.

Why Counseling is Required

Most consumers would rather stay out of debt and avoid bankruptcy, but without the right tools, strategies, and information, doing so can be extremely difficult – especially in a world where credit is necessary for almost everything. Seeing the disconnect, the U.S. Government decided to put a new requirement in place; all debtors would need to attend counseling to improve their understanding of credit, debt, and how to manage it all wisely.

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Illinois divorce lawyersParents know that divorce can negatively impact their children, which is why most will go to any lengths to protect them. Nesting divorce – an arrangement in which the children keep the home, and the parents rotate in and out – is one of the most recent strategies for minimizing the potential damage. Is it beneficial though, or is it more of a hindrance for young children?

Potential Advantages of a Nesting Divorce

Most children can benefit from a healthy and continued relationship with both of their parents after a divorce. Nesting divorce not only encourages this relationship, but it also carries that relationship out in a familiar setting. Parents can maintain schedules and minimize changes (i.e. school, home, friends, etc.) immediately after the divorce, which may also assist the child with the coping phase of a divorce. However, experts believe there may be areas where the purported benefits of nesting divorce are over inflated.

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Wheaton divorce attorneysEvery marriage has its ups and downs, and every married couple has their issues, hang-ups, and disagreements. Although those spats and low points can get pretty intense, and may even teeter on the edge of volatile, not every rough patch ends in divorce (nor should it). However, there are situations in which divorce may be the best option. How does one tell the difference? According to therapists, and in our own experience, some key signs may indicate a marriage is headed for divorce. Learn more with help from the following information.

Constant Fighting and Changes in Communication

While many couples go through periods of excessive arguing, those that seem to drag on for extended periods of time can be a good indicator that a marriage may be headed for divorce. If the arguments are also paired with a change in communication (i.e. yelling between partners that do not normally yell), things could be headed for an explosive end in the very near future. Therapists suggest seeking marriage counseling, but those that have marriages with any form of abuse (including mental and emotional abuse) might want to consider ending the relationship.

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