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single_parent_householdThere are plenty of articles out there that spew statistics about the perils of single parent households.  Many of these “sources” go as far as blaming single parents for everything from teen pregnancy to gun violence.  But the truth is always a little more boring than fiction, and these statistics prove that you shouldn’t believe everything you read.  Just like so many other “studies,” the numbers don’t speak to the reality of many single parent households.  Rather, they are skewed to show outcomes that would be just as likely with intact families from a disadvantaged socio-economic background.

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divorce_datingIn a culture that is accustomed to divorce, it may seem like newfound singlehood would be a welcome "second chance," but few people agree on what that means. Does a divorce signal the beginning of dating? Some divorcees have their online dating profiles already written before the divorce is final, while others are happy to sit by the sidelines for a while.

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gray_divorceIf you are married with young children it might not seem like you hear about many couples getting divorced, but for some reason late-life divorce is on the rise. According to an article that appeared in Huffington Post Divorce, "The Gray Divorcés," the divorce rate for people over 50 has doubled in just the past twenty years. Why would baby boomers call it quits after they've already spent so much of their life together? It all depends on who you ask.

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prenuptialAnyone who has been through a divorce knows exactly what they would do differently next time, but sometimes a prenuptial agreement seems a little excessive. If you’re considering taking the plunge for a second time, you may have older children, aging parents and various investments. It is wise to consider whether you need to protect your interests with a prenuptial agreement.

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ID-10044768Dating after a divorce may seem like the natural next-step, but unfortunately too many men and women make predictable mistakes.  Women typically wait too long to start dating and men start much too soon.  One reason for this is the lifestyle changes that are common to divorce – women take on a much larger share of responsibility and men find they have too much time on their hands.  It can also be said that women enjoy their newfound freedom from a relationship liberating, while men miss the conveniences of having a wife.

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blog-logoNo matter where you live, infidelity is one of the most common reasons for divorce.  In fact, some surveys suggest that up to 68% of all married couples will deal with some form of infidelity during their marriage.  However, when faced with a cheating spouse, most people don’t know how to respond.  As a Colorado Springs divorce attorney, I see many people seek an immediate separation, followed by divorce papers, without giving much thought to reconciliation.

If you are facing the reality of infidelity in your marriage, here is some valuable advice on how to respond:

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blog-logoIf you keep up with the news, it’s hard not to notice that infidelity has become an epidemic in America.  Tiger Woods may get the most news coverage, but he is just one of many notable figures who have admitted to cheating on their wives.  Senators, Congressmen, and many notable celebrities have been known to break their vows, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they will end up in divorce court.  As a Colorado Springs family lawyer, I have seen many couples separate and then come back together even stronger than ever.  

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It's easy to lose your temper while in the middle of a divorce. Emotions fly high during a divorce, so you need to learn to control your emotions in the process. This is where a good dose of anger management comes into play. Learn to effectively control your anger and emotions during the divorce process.

Divorce laws vary from state to state. You need to be aware of the Colorado divorce laws before you file for a Colorado divorce. A good Colorado divorce lawyer will tell you all about the laws regarding your state before you proceed any further with a divorce. Not knowing these critical laws can wreak havoc on you after the divorce.

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MPatMarrisonFor over a quarter century, we have helped people during what is often the darkest time in their lives. Divorce is not easy even under the best of circumstances. For most people, family is central. Having something go wrong in the family can have a ripple effect that extends beyond the home and into other areas.

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