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Why saying I do to a prenuptial agreement just makes sense

33143952_S.jpgGone are the days when the majority of men and women in the U.S. married straight out of high school. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, in 1950 the median age for first marriages among women was 21 and men, 23. Fast forward to 2015 and the median ages at which women and men marry have increased to 27 and 29. Today, not only are more people delaying marriage, but the national divorce rate also consistently hovers between 40 to 50 percent.

Ready to explore adoption? Why you need to hire an attorney

18919061_S.jpgEvery child deserves to grow up in a loving and supportive home. Unfortunately, some children are born into difficult economic, familial and social situations and may subsequently be placed into foster care or an orphanage. For children who are eligible, adoption provides the opportunity to obtain much-needed stability in their lives and to become a cherished member of a loving family.

Frozen embryo lawsuit shows varying state views

7162357_S.jpgFamily planning takes on a whole new meaning as years pass. No longer does it only involve discussions between partners about when to start a family or what kind of birth control to use. Now, family planning conversations in Illinois can include the topic of frozen embryos and other advanced scientific methods. 

Divorce mistakes to avoid: Whose legal advice are you taking?

11696418_S.jpgThe world is full of armchair psychologists, armchair sports coaches and armchair driving instructors. There are plenty of people who will want to give you unsolicited advice based on their own experiences or their own opinions. While such advice is typically free, you often get what you pay for.

Study on divorce and heart attack risk gives a grim diagnosis

20182147_S.jpgWe have previously warned readers that studies about marriage, divorce, custody and other family law issues must be taken with a grain of salt. On one hand, the findings are usually interesting. On the other hand, study results don't apply to all cases and may not be all that helpful.

Helping older children understand & cope with parental divorce

25227973_S.jpgIn our post last week, we discussed how divorcing parents can help their toddlers understand and cope with the difficulty of parental divorce. Although toddlers present a unique challenge due to their very limited development, it can also be difficult for parents to know how to help their young children (ages 6 to 12).

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