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How to use social media during and after divorce

Illinois couples who spend less time on social media may have stronger marriages than those who use social media sites more frequently. A study conducted by several organizations and Boston University found a decrease in marriage satisfaction correlated with more social media activity. People who are considering divorce might want to consider significantly curtailing their social media use.

Helping kids to get through a divorce

Divorcing Illinois parents may be very concerned about how the end of their marriage will affect their children. After all, kids often struggle emotionally with the idea that their parents will no longer be together. In addition, the practical effects of divorce can be particularly significant for children who may experience a change in their standard of living or who now regularly move between their two parents' homes instead of sharing one house. Because divorce can be scarring for children, parents may want to consider how they can best protect and support their children throughout these changes.

Can you no longer realistically handle your debt?

Like most people, you likely did not wake up one day and find that your financial situation was out of control. Certainly, a sudden event may have started the decline, but your money woes may have worsened considerably over time before you reached a point that you felt unable to handle your affairs realistically.

Keeping money separate during marriage requires a plan

Marriage means different things to different people, but one commonality to all those who choose Illinois as the place for taking their vows of matrimony is that they are bound by the laws of that state in how that marriage is legally formed and, ultimately, if things don't work out, how that marriage is dissolved. Few couples enter marriage with divorce thoughts looming, yet it is realistic to be aware that not all unions last forever. Consequently, it is not unusual for people to take steps to protect their own interests in the event that a divorce becomes necessary.

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