Is There a Good Time to Get a Divorce with Young Children?

You've probably heard that 50% of all marriages end in divorce, but did you know that 66% of all divorced couples in America are childless? Does that mean that couples with children work harder to keep their family together? Maybe, but 40% of such couples still end up divorcing. Besides the financial considerations and legal issues, divorce is complicated, especially when kids are involved. If you find Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Alimony in SC

Are you going through a divorce in South Carolina? Have you been divorced in South Carolina? If you said yes to either of these questions, you'll have considered the possibility of alimony. If you were providing financial support during the marriage, you might have to continue to do so. In this post, we will explain how alimony in SC works. All About Alimony in SC Confused about all the legal Read More

5 Important Questions to Consider Before Deciding to Divorce

Deciding to get a divorce is a big decision. But it is one that about one-third of couples will make at some point in their marriage. If you are facing this weighty decision, here are five questions you should first ask yourself. 1. What Are Your Expectations for Your Spouse? Many marital conflicts arise because of unvoiced (or unrealized) expectations. Every person enters marriage with an idea of what Read More

Divorce Planning: What You Can Do to Prepare for a Divorce

The good news is, divorce rates aren't as high as they used to be. The bad news is, divorce is still happening. Divorce is never an easy thing, whether both parties are peacefully agreeing to it or not. One of the most complicated parts about divorce is that it can not only affect the two spouses, but it also has an effect on children and other close members of the family. When you are in a marriage but Read More

How to Create a Successful Parenting Plan with Your Ex

Divorce is tough for anyone, but it is especially tough on children. While it may seem daunting to develop a plan for co-parenting with your ex, it is an important step to take for the well-being of your child. Whether the relationship had a tough or friendly ending, it's important to develop a successful parenting plan so that your child does not have additional issues on top of the divorce. Here are a Read More

Why Is Adoption so Expensive?

Over 135,000 children are adopted in America every year. Couples decide to adopt for many different reasons. They may not be able to have children on their own, or they want to help a child in need. Whatever the reason, prospective parents need to know the cost of adoption. You may research the process and ask yourself: "why is adoption so expensive?" There are several factors that make adoption a pricey Read More

Custody Battle Tips That’ll Help You Get Through a Hard Fight

Although couples marry with the idea that it's going to last forever, this isn't always the case. In the United States, about 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Unfortunately, some of these broken marriages have to deal with custody battles. If you're dealing with a custody battle, it's easy to make mistakes that could jeopardize your visitation rights. We've put together a list of custody battle Read More

Telling Kids About Divorce: An Age-By-Age Guide

If you've been following celebrity news, Justin Theroux talked about his divorce from Jennifer Aniston. He described it as "kind of the most gentle separation." It's not something new, of course. Remember Gwyneth Paltrow's "conscious uncoupling" back in 2014? This is proof that an amicable breakup isn't that shocking in Hollywood. And even for non-celebrity couples, divorces don't have to be contentious. As Read More

The 5 Adoption Requirements Agencies Look for in Couples

You've dreamt of finally holding your baby boy in your arms for the first time following a strenuous process of fighting to bring him here. In this way, you're like many mothers-to-be who are eager to see their children. But unlike many of these mothers, your strenuous process isn't hours of labor or a Cesarean section. It's the process of adoption. Research shows that more than 57,000 children were adopted Read More

How to Become the Custodial Parent of Your Child

If you're going through the process of divorce, child custody is a topic that's sure to come up in proceedings. Sometimes shared custody is not what's best for a child. This is where the concept of a custodial parent comes in. Custodial parenting involves having custody of a child the majority of the time. Knowing how to become the primary guardian requires research and knowledge about state laws. With that Read More