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Struggling with Coping after Your Chicago Divorce? These Signs May Point to “Yes”

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

Although there is no doubt that divorce is no longer seen as a “taboo” subject, like it was in our parents’ and grandparents’ eras, it is also true that, even though divorce may be more prevalent these days, it certainly is not any easier. Indeed, while more Chicago individuals and couples may be heading… Read More »

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Woman Writes into Chicago Tribune Advice Column with Empowering Message about “Gray Divorce”

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

By now, many Chicago residents and couples have become familiar with the term “gray divorce”. For those who are not familiar with the trending new concept, a gray divorce is a divorce that takes place between a couple later in life, usually after 50 years old and after having been married for quite some… Read More »

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Think Your Chicago Divorce Will be a Piece of Cake? Consider these Three Issues

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

There is no question that one of the toughest issues that may come up in a Chicago resident’s lifetime is divorce. The end of a marriage is not only emotionally painful for many, but also gives rise to a number of other issues that must be resolved by the Illinois dissolution of marriage process…. Read More »

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Father Tells Daughter “You Helped Cause Our Divorce”, Chicago Tribune Advice Columnist Weighs In, Warns Against Child Abuse

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

An 18-year-old female wrote into the Chicago Tribune advice column Dear Abby with a shocking and, according to Dear Abby, “appalling” story about her parents’ divorce. “Teen of Divorce in California” wrote to Dear Abby to get advice about her parents’ divorce, and the resulting “dwindling” relationship that she has with her father. “Teen… Read More »

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Spring Ushers in More than just Tax Season, Popular Season for Couples to Divorce

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

As temperatures warm up and the blossoms begin to bloom, the air of spring brings new beginnings, exciting futures, and a time of transition for many Chicago residents. Indeed, the season of “new beginnings” may seem like a time for couples to proclaim their love for each other once again, renew their vows, or… Read More »

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These Two Examples Show the Happier, Lighter Side of Divorce

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

While divorce is no longer as “taboo” as it was in the past, some people may still associate the ending of a marriage as a sad event, a time to mourn, and a big loss. However, the truth of the matter is that in recent years, divorce has become more accepted, with some divorcees… Read More »

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Artists Share Insights on these 3 Strong Divorce Pop Anthems

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

There is no doubt that music is a powerful tool that can change our moods, minds, and, even sometimes, our hearts. Accordingly, when a person is facing a difficult challenge, a new beginning, or an unexpected turn of events, music can help take the edge off, motivate, and make us feel just less alone…. Read More »

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Are You Having Trouble Coping with Life after Your Chicago Divorce? 3 Tips for Moving on From Divorce that May Help

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

While for many Chicago individuals going through the Chicago divorce process is challenging and emotionally fatiguing, for others life after the divorce process is over is an even more daunting battle. With the family unit separated and new beginnings on the horizon, the aftermath of divorce can be both an exciting time for new… Read More »

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Divorce Rates Take a Dive While Marriage Rates Ramp Up – One Reason for the Recent Decline in Divorces in the U.S. Explained

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

New data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics is shedding light on recent marriage and divorce trends in the United States. The data might surprise you. According to CNN Health, reporting on the newly released statistics, the number of marriages taking place in the United States… Read More »

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“Platonic Life Partners” after Divorce? The Arrangement Some Americans are Opting for Post-Divorce

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

A pair of Maryland moms is making headlines this week because of their entry into a growing trend in life and relationship arrangements in the U.S.: the platonic life partnership. This living and relationship arrangement is growing in popularity in the United States, particularly among solo parents who are looking for an arrangement with… Read More »

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