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Physically mismatched couples may be more likely to split

Most people in Illinois are aware of what kind of partner they're likely able to attract. Therefore, they may seek relationships with people on par with themselves when it comes to physical attractiveness. Still, there are some people who prefer to seek more attractive partners. Should relationships like this result in marriage, however, the odds of a long-term success may not be so good. This a conclusion based on research from various sources indicating that physically mismatched couples may be more likely to untie the knot.

Benefits of hiring a divorce coach

Illinois residents and others who are ending their marriages may benefit from having a divorce coach. The divorce coach helps an individual gather information or get ready to meet with an attorney. A coach may also help a person face a divorce with confidence or greater self-esteem. In some cases, working with such a person will allow a divorcing individual to identify and prioritize issues that will be present in their case.

Study looks at effects of cohabitation on divorce risk

Couples in Illinois who live together before marriage might struggle more and may have a higher likelihood of divorce than those who do not. According to a study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, what researchers have called the "premarital cohabitation effect" does not disappear during the marriage.

Protecting retirement savings during a 'gray divorce'

Starting over can be a challenge for anyone ending a marriage in Illinois. However, the difficulties are often greater for older adults. It's an increasingly common occurrence since the divorce rate among adults 50 and over has doubled since the 1990s. Some so-called "gray divorces" do involve second marriages or unions of a short duration. However, it's not uncommon for knots to be untied after many years together. This could mean having to make decisions about jointly owned accounts, investments and savings.

The top reasons to consider a prenup

For many Illinois residents planning to tie the knot, it can be uncomfortable to think about a potential divorce. But in a world where lots of marriages end sooner than expected, it may be a good idea for soon-to-be-spouses to have some protection in the form of a prenuptial agreement. The purpose of this type of document is to clearly determine what each party would get or agree to give up in the event that the knot is legally untied at some point.

Financial concerns and divorce

Divorcing couples in Illinois may experience significant stress when they consider how their finances will fare because of a divorce. They can retain control of their lives and lower their stress levels by focusing on their financial situations, specifically by getting a clear picture of their income, liabilities, expenses and assets.

Top reasons millennials pursue prenuptial agreements

Marriage changes the financial lives of people in Illinois, and the prenuptial agreement has become a way for partners to disclose assets and debts and establish the terms for a divorce should one happen. Young people entering their first marriages have been choosing to create these premarital contracts in increasing numbers. A majority of attorneys surveyed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reported that more people between the ages of 18 and 34 have wanted prenuptial agreements than ever before.

Want to divorce without conflict? Consider an uncontested divorce

Have you and your spouse made the decision to end your marriage? Are you both already in agreement regarding the terms of a final divorce order and settlement details? If you are ready to move forward with a divorce and believe you can do so without contention or conflict, you may consider filing for an uncontested divorce.

Tips to consider in any divorce

When you find yourself on the brink of divorce, you are undoubtedly going to feel overwhelmed at some point. You are probably feeling stressed and emotional because everything in your life is changing. You may be uncertain of what steps to take next. You are likely getting opinions and advice from all directions and are unsure of which counsel you should follow.

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