Healthy Emotions

by KevinH on August 29, 2015

There’s a reason why divorce is often equated with death.  In fact, divorce and death are two of the most stressful parts of life that people experience. Divorce is a death of dreams and a future. During this time of stress and high emotion, people forget the importance of staying healthy. Health isn’t just physical; Don’t forget to properly deal with the emotions involved in divorce. “Your Emotional Filing Cabinet,” by Divorce Magazine shares excellent ways in which you can learn how to properly file all your emotions and deal with them accordingly.

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The fall is full of stress and excitement, especially for divorced parents. Back-to-school scheduling and expenses can turn confusing and expensive. The balance for both sets of parents and their children can easily be upset between activities and priorities.

Fortunately, there are simple ways to make life a little smoother so the focus can be on family. There are apps and websites to help manage time, schedules, and expenses for parents co-parenting who have little time for extended conversation. As Brigid Duffield, P.C. wrote recently, talk to your children about the new schedules and how they are affected. Be sure to communicate with school, faculty, and staff about your family situation. Always stress to your children the importance of honesty and communication in your family, too. Divorce is hardest on kids and they need to know they are supported and loved. Let them know that even if they need to talk with someone else, expressing their feelings is vital.

Balancing life at best is difficult, so make use of the ways in which technology and people can help so that your family has more time living life together at it’s fullest.

Link to 2Houses Co-Parenting Site

Referenced Brigid A. Duffield, P.C.

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Changes in Custody Laws and Judicial Discretion

August 14, 2015

I agree with Landers on the point about judges needing discretion. I think mandating a joint custody arrangement is definitely the wrong move. Arkansas has recently enacted legislation that makes joint custody “favored” in Arkansas but not mandatory. Judges should be allowed to make case by case decisions and go with the tried and true […]

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August 8, 2015

Great article from @HuffPostDivorce about divorcing women, loss, and the taboo and loneliness of divorce- http://t.co/YezAhArv4d — Kevin Hickey (@kevinthelawyer) August 8, 2015

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Apps for Divorce?

August 7, 2015

The phrase “there’s an app for that” seems to apply to more and more areas of our lives everyday. Now there are apps for divorce. The SupportPay app mentioned in this article from Forbes seems especially useful. In Arkansas most child support payors are ordered by the Court to pay through the Arkansas Child Support […]

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The Role of Post Divorce Insurance

July 31, 2015

Good article here from divorcemag. We commonly put life insurance provisions in divorce agreements and decrees in order to protect the spouse that is receiving alimony and/or child support in the event of the death of the paying ex spouse. Be sure to talk with your attorney about putting such a provision in your divorce […]

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July 29, 2015

Illinois: How Does Divorce Impact Debt? | Divorce Attorney in Chicago http://t.co/hp9eOSzn6x — Kevin Hickey (@kevinthelawyer) July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

Parenting Plans 101: The Basics http://t.co/vl9AxHApR6 — Kevin Hickey (@kevinthelawyer) July 28, 2015

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July 29, 2015

To move out to not to move out?http://t.co/GFcBI8OekV — Kevin Hickey (@kevinthelawyer) July 28, 2015

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France Simplifies Divorce

July 22, 2015

I think there is a definite place for this in American courts as well. When the parties are in agreement on all issues then it seems that the legal process could be extremely streamlined. No need to make it more complicated than it is.   Read Full Article

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