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January 2018 Archives

Helping teens cope with divorce: 3 tips

While children often have no real say in a divorce, when your kids reach older ages, they begin to have a lot to say about your relationships and how you handle them. When your children are teens, they begin to have their own opinions and ideas of how their life is and will be. Anything that disrupts those plans can seem devastating.

Ways to make the divorce process smoother

It is common for California couples to make mistakes when they are getting divorced. Some of these errors happen because people do not build up sufficient support networks or because they are bombarded with conflicting information. It is possible, however, to make the process smoother.

Study finds domestic abuse misunderstood among first responders

When people in California call 911 after an incidence of domestic violence, the first responders who arrive may not always have a good understanding of the situation. A study that appeared in the "Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine" found that many EMTs considered victims to be responsible for the violence.

The connection between the holidays and divorce rate spikes

Many families in California spend January focusing on the post-holiday return to work and preparing for colder weather. Some married couples experience another type of coldness in the first month of the year: January is notorious for its high rate of divorce filings. It is believed that the reason for this could be because divorces desired earlier are put off until after the December holidays.

What to do when divorce is the next step

California residents who have made the decision to file for divorce at the beginning of the year may have a lot of work ahead of them. In addition to seeking well-meaning advice from family and friends, there are some things that experts recommend spouses that do before beginning the separation process.

5 tips to reduce stress during divorces

There's no question about it: Divorce is stressful. It's emotionally, physically and socially draining in many ways. Fortunately, there are methods to reduce stress during a divorce, so you can get back to your normal life as soon as possible.

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