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April 2014 Archives

Divorced parents: don't let a difficult ex rule your life

In the wake of a divorce, many newly single individuals feel liberated and excited as they look to the future. There's no doubt that divorce brings the opportunity to rebuilt one's life and focus on future goals. For divorced parents, divorce also presents challenges as, in most cases, regular contact with an ex-spouse is still necessary.

Tax advice for recently divorced individuals

It's April 15, and some Peoria-area residents may still be scrabbling to meet the dreaded tax deadline. For recently divorced men and women, tax time may present new challenges and surprises. The decision to divorce is typically accompanied by a whirlwind of change. In addition to changes to one's living arrangements, financial situation and time spent with children; divorce also often signals big changes during tax time.

Parenting through a divorce and beyond

It's 5:30 on a Saturday night. You head to your 15-year-old daughter's room, knock on the door and ask her to come down to eat. As usual, you're met with silence. Several requests later, you pry open the door at which time she yells at you to go away. This scenario, or something similar, is one that plays out in American households on a regular basis. While all parents struggle at some point or another to connect with a child, for divorced parents these types of struggles can be particularly difficult.

Finding the strength to let go and move on

Love is a powerful emotion that often drives people to do crazy things. In some cases, however, what a person believes to be love is something entirely different. This is often the case in many intimate relationships where a person stays in a marriage or relationship for the wrong reasons.

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