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Modern forms of communication may help kids deal with divorce

A new study suggests modern forms of communication like social media and text messaging can help children in Louisiana and other states cope with the changes that typically take place after a marriage ends. It was previously thought that the biggest factor with parent-child relationships post-divorce was how well the exes got along. But researchers discovered communication between parents and children is what matters most.

A prenuptial agreement is worth considering

Much has been written about marriage and the manner in which it is approached. When a Louisiana couple decides to tie the knot, it's usually with a sense of optimism for the marriage's endurance. That is exactly why a prenuptial agreement, perhaps wrongly so, is considered planning for a marriage to fail.

Many factors may contribute to divorce

Louisiana couples may decide to end their marriages for any number of reasons. While some spouses may decide to split due to a breach of trust, others separate more amicably after growing apart. However, some factors are more common than others. Researchers recently analyzed some of the most frequent causes of divorce in a study involving people who had participated in a premarital counseling and communication program but had divorced 14 years later. The study showed that there are often many causes behind a split.

Gender, divorce and serious illness

Research may shed a troubling light on how couples in Louisiana interact, especially when it comes to caregiving and illness. When one partner becomes seriously ill, a couple may be more likely to divorce. However, studies indicate that the likelihood of a split only rises when the wife is the one to fall ill. While there are a number of factors that can contribute to the divorce risk, including the existing strength of the relationship and other underlying issues, marital problems are more likely to arise when women are sick.

Ensuring the protection of fathers' parental rights

In a perfect world, couples in Louisiana would be able to end a marriage while still effectively co-parenting for the sake of their children. In the real world, however, this isn't always the case. While there has been more of an effort in recent years to keep things balanced financially and with visitation rights for fathers, an argument can be made that there's still room for improvement. This is, in part, due to a lingering tendency of courts to grant custody to mothers when there's a dispute.

How to avoid mistakes with the family home in a divorce

When people in Louisiana get a divorce, if they have a home to divide as part of the process of property division, they should avoid some common mistakes. One error people often make is fighting to keep the home without taking into account whether they can afford it.

Documents needed when filing for child support

Parents who request child support in Louisiana need to be prepared to present documents along with their requests. Many cases can be started online or at the local Office of Child Support Enforcement. Even in states that allow parents who are seeking child support to fill out an initial online application, it's important to bring required documents to the local office.

Challenges parents may face in parallel parenting

Some parents in Louisiana who are getting a divorce want to protect their children from tension, but their relationship might be so high-conflict that this is difficult to do. Instead of co-parenting, which requires a high volume of communication and the ability to cooperate, these parents might want to consider parallel parenting.

Prenups aren't just for the wealthy

When Louisiana couples plan to marry, they usually don't want to think about the potential for divorce. In many cases, however, a prenuptial agreement can help partners not only prepare for divorce but also consider how their relationship will affect other financial and legal ties. While people often think of prenups as only for celebrities or the extremely wealthy, there are a number of different factors that people can include in an agreement before marriage.

Money may increase a couple's chance of divorce

For those who don't have it, or more precisely don't have enough of it, money can seem like a cure to all the world's ills. For those who have experienced how damaging is the blind pursuit of it and the excesses it can lead to, money may truly be considered the root of all evil. The truth probably lies somewhere in between.

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