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August 2020 Archives

U.S. marriage and divorce trends mirror the world

You may have heard some of the more common trends in relationships in the United States. For instance, unmarried couples are more likely than ever before to live together and even to have children together. Similarly, the age of marriage is increasing, partly because people simply live together prior to getting married; they may move in together at 23, but they're not getting married until closer to 30, whereas their parents would have gotten married at 23. Finally, marriage is generally less common as a whole, and divorce rates are increasing.

What do different types of child custody mean for your family?

As a parent, one of your main concerns during a divorce is making sure your child has the support and stability he or she needs. In many cases, this means allowing minor children to maintain strong relationships with both parents after a divorce. There are different types of child custody, and the right choice for you depends on the needs of your family, the best interests of the children and your parental rights.

Does your child get to decide on custody?

When getting divorced and deciding what to do about child custody, most parents naturally think about what they would like the custody arrangement to be. But how much say does your child actually have? After all, you're discussing where they are going to live. Do they get to make that choice on their own?

Divorce is an emotional mess and that's okay

Marriage is perhaps the oldest institution in human memory. It comes from an impulse to define who is close to us in life, so we can build trust and share our experiences in safety. A huge majority of cultures around the world recognize marriage as the strongest voluntary bond a person can form. But this history can help us unravel the emotional issues surrounding separation and divorce.

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