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Grandparents can play an important role during divorce

As a divorcing parent, you may have conflicted feelings about what role your kids' grandparents should play in their lives during this time. That's likely true when it comes to your soon-to-be-former in-laws. However, grandparents can be an important source of comfort and stability to kids whose parents are splitting up.

Most divorces don't go through a trial

One of the most difficult things to do when you decide to divorce a spouse is to figure out what resolution method is going to work for your situation. You have two primary options – go through mediation or take the case to court. Both options are ideal for specific cases, so look into both.

Orange County man seeking to reform state alimony law

California has no legal restrictions on the length of time a divorced spouse may be required to pay alimony to their ex. The law states that a person may receive this support for a "reasonable period of time." If a couple was married for a decade or longer, a judge may decide not to specify an end to the alimony.

Model relationship behavior for your teen

Finding ways to improve your child's life after your divorce can be a stressful experience. When you have a teen, one challenge that you are going to face is that you are under a microscope. Even though it might not seem like it, the teen is watching you to see how you react to various things in your divorce.

Adele files for divorce in Los Angeles

Less than six months after British singing sensation Adele and her husband Simon Konecki announced that they had separated, the 31-year-old has filed for divorce. She filed the petition here in Southern California, in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Missed the signs of the end of the marriage? You aren't alone

Not all adults recognize the signs that their marriage is heading for a divorce. The majority of couples who are divorcing note that their relationship was happy a year prior. One theory about this is that the decline of marriage was so slow that one party didn't see the signs that things were heading in the wrong direction. This brings up a question about what these parties might have done differently had they known.

Why divorce can increase sibling rivalry

Sibling rivalry is normal. All brothers and sisters experience some level of conflict. To some degree, it's even healthy because it teaches children to resolve issues, work out their differences and share. If it becomes emotionally or physically destructive, however, it can have serious long-term ramifications.

Ensure your prenuptial agreement is enforceable and valid

If you and your future spouse are going to sign a prenuptial agreement, you must handle the situation properly so that it isn't considered invalid. While most prenups are not an issue when a couple divorces, some agreements may contain clauses that make them impossible to enforce.