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5 factors that contribute to a high divorce rate

Nearly half of all marriages in the United States will end in divorce in any given year. While many factors can contribute to a high divorce rate, experts have identified several key factors that seem to play a role in promoting higher divorce rates. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of those critical factors.

  1. Lack of commitment

One of the most common factors contributing to a high divorce rate is a lack of commitment from one or both partners. When spouses are not fully committed to the marriage, they are much more likely to call it quits.

Experts say that this is one of the most common reasons for high divorce rates when it comes to the lack of commitment. In many cases, one or both spouses may not be fully committed to the marriage, which can lead to many problems. If one or both spouses are unwilling to put in the effort required to do the marriage work, the marriage will likely end in divorce. (more…)

Benefits of Family Mediation

There is something about how few people are aware that there are alternative routes to resolving a family law dispute that never ceases to amaze me, despite the fact that the behemoth of the family law system is struggling to keep up with the demands of the modern world as a result of recent budget cuts that have left it underfunded and far too dependent on adversarial approaches to resolve family law disputes.

The use of collaborative law (in conjunction with adequately competent attorneys), early neutral evaluation (to obtain a legal opinion from a senior lawyer or judge), arbitration (to obtain an out-of-court decision on a matter), and the use of direct access barristers are a few examples of these strategies. (more…)

Mediation that includes children

The majority of the time, when I asked clients who were contacting me for the first time if they knew what mediation was about, the response was “not really.” Now, I find that clients who approach me are aware of what mediation is and have either made an independent choice that it is the best course of action for them, or have been sent to mediation by a lawyer. However, little is known about kid inclusive mediation, which may be a very beneficial tool for parents as well as an empowering experience for their child or children if done properly and with care.

What is child-inclusive mediation and how does it work?

The possibility (and frequently the wisdom) for parents’ children to speak with the mediator while they are using mediation (and maybe even when they are not) to talk about what happens next for them and their child(ren), in light of their separation, exists. This gives the youngster the opportunity to have a say in what will happen next in the situation. (more…)

How to Assist Your Child Following a Separation or Divorce

Divorce can put a stop to some unpleasant, unhealthy marriages and may ultimately be the best answer for a struggling family. However, if you’re a parent experiencing it, you’re definitely considering more than just yourself. If you’re awake at night worrying about the impact on your children, you’re not alone. There are several strategies that can help make this familial shift a little bit smoother for everyone.

According to paediatrician Heather Sever, DO, divorce and separation can have an effect on children of any age. “Children, whatever of their age, perceive when their parents are going through a difficult period. Thus, while children show their stress in a variety of ways depending on their age, it is critical for parents to be as candid and open as possible, even in stressful situations,” she says. (more…)

2021 Child Tax Credit

The Child Tax Credit offers a pleasant tax break for most families. The things that make the credit so good is that it is not a deduction from the taxable revenue, it is an true reduction of the taxable income.
For uses of the Child Tax Credit, a eligible kid should be under the age of 19 of the tax year or even below the age of 24 and also a full-time student no less than 5 months in the past year. (more…)

Watch out boys, there really is such a thing as an ex-boyfriend database

Cheaters are no longer safe, thanks to the bad boyfriend database. Women are flocking to the website to keep track of relationships that didn’t end so well.

After decades of getting away with mistreating women, they’ve decided to take action. Women are coming together to report their jerky ex-boyfriends.

The site gives women a place to chat about their negative experiences regarding past relationships. So, if you’re planning on cheating on your girlfriend, you might want to reconsider, that is, if you’re not keen on ending up on the bad boyfriend list.

Although the site forbids posting actual personal contact information, so it falls just short of doxing a poor bloke, the site does allow women to post their stories of their ex-boyfriends.

Mira from Naperville, Illinois, writes in about her boyfriend Mike, who she calls a “textbook covert narcissist.”

Kim from Denver, Colorado, writes in to say that she dated her boyfriend Steve for 6 years, and he turned out to be a “pathological liar,” and that he was a “smooth talking con artist”.

Some of the stories are short and to the point, like the entry that says her ex-boyfriend Kevin from Ohio is a cheater with an STD.

Then there are others who go into long details about their history, such as the story about James from Chicago. This former Navy SEAL really seemed to upset his ex-girlfriend. She wrote in telling all about their four-year relationship, that, as you might have guessed, didn’t end well. (more…)