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3 common problems with a DIY divorce

If you are heading toward a divorce, you are probably stressing out about various factors, including legal fees, courtroom battles and emotional turmoil. Because of these fears, you might be looking into divorcing without an attorney. However, this process, known as DIY divorce, can cause a lot more problems if you are not careful. 

You should be wary of pursuing an uncontested divorce without any legal assistance. Here is why. 

Stress factors that contribute to military divorces

Divorce rates among military families have often been the fodder of speculation. Though they fluctuate, according to Military.com, they have been on the decline in recent years. Every family is unique, and enlistment is certainly no guarantor of impending divorce, but there are unique stress factors facing military couples that you should take into account.

The following are just a few reasons why families with an enlisted spouse may be at a greater risk of separation. In understanding risk factors such as these, however, you can do your best to prepare and prevent them from affecting your family negatively.

Facing divorce? Here are tips for telling the kids

There is a common belief in our culture that kids probably know when their parents are heading toward divorce. Often, couples have more and more arguments as a marriage breaks down. However, that does not necessarily mean that parents should not plan and do what they can to work together in telling the kids about their plans to divorce.

Children are generally flexible.  As parents separate, however, children usually have a natural desire that their parents stay together. Breaking the news to the children as a team is important, whether parents have been arguing for years or whether a couple is separating amicably, according to Parents magazine.

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