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Researchers find unexpected benefit to divorce in other countries

For the most part, everyone reacts to the end of a marriage in his or her own way. No two people are alike when it comes to dealing with a divorce. According to new research published in the journal Lancet, American women may have more in common than we think -- or, at the very least, more in common with one another than we have with women from other countries.

Happy Mother's Day? More women paying alimony, child support p3

The Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers recently surveyed its membership -- attorneys around the country that deal with marriage and divorce -- about gender differences with spousal maintenance and child support. In our last couple of posts, we have been talking about the survey results as well as the conclusions drawn from the results: The survey may show that more women are paying spousal and child support to their ex-husbands now, but that does not necessarily mean that women are the economic equals of men.

Divorce shouldn't break spirit or piggy bank

Men and women are usually not fixated on money during the emotional proceedings of a divorce. They might be so overwhelmed with emotions like anger or sadness that they do not realize that divorce can be expensive and time-consuming. This is why residents in Lake County should think ahead to make sure they will be on solid financial ground once the process is complete.

Divorce confirmed as Hudsons' family tragedy played out in court

The story has made headlines for many reasons. A Chicago-area woman, the older sister of Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, obtained a divorce from her estranged husband in December 2011. He is currently on trial on charges of murdering her mother, her brother and her 7-year-old son.

'Step right up!' Are divorce expos the next Big Thing? (Part 2)

So much changes when a marriage ends. It isn't just the emotional relationship that changes -- it's the financial relationship, the parent-parent and parent-child relationships, the social relationships that come with being part of a couple. For both women and men a divorce can mean an unexpected -- and unprepared for -- return to the workforce. Whether change for the better or for the worse, divorce means change.

'Step right up!' Are divorce expos the next Big Thing?

We aren't aware of anything like this scheduled in Lake County. It could be just a blip on the radar, a passing fad, the "one day you're in, and the next day you're out" phenomenon of conventions. Still, while critics complain that it sends the wrong message, attendees at the Divorce Expo were excited about the opportunity to network and to learn more about the legal and financial issues that come with divorce.

Divorce data supports both sides of same-sex marriage debate p2

We are continuing the discussion from our last post about same-sex marriage and data. As Illinois and other states -- and presidential candidates -- debate the pros and cons of same-sex marriage, partisan and independent organizations are gathering data to support one side or the other.

Divorce data supports both sides of same-sex marriage debate

Same-sex marriage is still in the headlines in Illinois. The arguments for and against have not varied much over the years, though the civil union law added a little complexity on both sides. What we do know is that the debate won't die down any time soon -- it is an election year, after all.

Reassure your kids to help them through divorce

We've all heard the statistics that half of all marriages end in divorce, but when you make the decision to end your marriage, you need to be prepared to deal with many challenges. If children are part of the equation, you need to keep in mind that divorce can have a profound effect on them unless you take some steps to ease the transition.

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