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Joliet divorce lawyersFrom a legal standpoint, divorce is a lot like a business deal. Marital assets are dissolved and/or equitably split between the invested parties. Even the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time agreements have an oddly unemotional method for determining the best interests of a child. Underneath it all, though, there are emotions. There is pain and separation. Loss and grief. Those who generally adjust the best after divorce are those that take the time to acknowledge this emotional aspect in healthy ways. Yet, even the most well-adjusted individuals can experience post-divorce depression. The following can help you learn how to handle it.

Seek Support and Guidance

Too often, divorcees feel ashamed of their perceived “failure.” As a result, they may shy away from asking for help. Rest assured that divorce is not a failure in life, or in marriage. It simply means that your journey together came to an end. So seek help when and where you need it – be it a grief counselor, the pastor at your church, a friend who has gone through divorce, your family, or a divorce support group.

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Joliet divorce lawyersStudies have long touted that children with divorced parents are more likely to divorce themselves. However, new information suggests that parental conflict is the real culprit. In fact, children with divorced parents may have the same risk of divorce as children from low-conflict, non-divorcing families. In light of this, couples who are staying in a high conflict marriage "for the children" may wish to reconsider their decision. This may be especially true if their children seem to be especially sensitive to conflict within the home. 

Children Fare Better in Divorce Than High Conflict Families

Published in the journal, Marriage & Family Review, the study examined data on more than 1,200 American families to determine if children of divorce, or if children of high conflict marriages, were more likely to divorce later in life. Collected from 1987 to 2003, the data consisted of parental questionnaires on conflict within the marriage, confirmation regarding whether or not the marriage dissolved, and the relationship status of the adult child. All adult children were aged between 18 and 25 upon completion. 

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Will County divorce attorney, 529 Plan and divorceWhen parents of young children are divorcing, they are typically focused on immediate life issues—which parent will live with the children, where will the children spend holidays and school vacations, and who will pay for childcare? Frequently, one of the important matters that gets overlooked is how will the children’s college education be paid and who will “own” those college funding accounts.

Many families open a 529 plan—also referred to as a qualified tuition plans—to fund their child’s college education. These plans are operated either by the state or by certain educational institutions. There are certain tax advantages to these plans which make them attractive to parents.

If parents are divorcing, then one option is to freeze the account. There can be no more deposits made to the account, and funds are only allowed to be used for the education of the child of whom it was set up.

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