If you drive north from Hamilton for a few hours, you'll come to Bowling Green University. The Ohio school's National Center for Family and Marriage Research says its analysis of data indicates that the divorce rate in America is on the decline.
When people think about divorce, they often jump right to the worst example. They think of endless courtroom battles, hurtful allegations, kids being pitted against each parent and demands for huge sums of money.
Sometimes it appears as if it is the job of every new generation is to challenge assumptions and traditions held dear by previous generations. Sociologists point out that millennials are taking their job seriously.
Difficult questions come at you at a fast and furious pace as you face divorce. Questions about child custody, property division, spousal support and much more. At some point, the question of how to choose a family law attorney will come up, too.
Most parents want happy, peaceful holidays for their children. Calm nights when all is bright and all seems to be right with the world. But divorce attorneys know that it's common for many parents who are pondering divorce to keep their thoughts to themselves until after the holidays have passed.
When you begin to contemplate divorce, a wide array of scenarios will likely play out in your mind. Will you and your spouse have one of those bitter, drawn out divorces or will you be able to discuss issues, find ways to compromise and resolve disputes?
Many people have this misconception about divorce, in that they think there is no way to complete a divorce without it being a drawn out, upsetting and stressful affair. This is the way divorce is portrayed, but it doesn't have to be this way -- even if some divorces do go down this road.
When the word "divorce" is thrown into a conversation, it is quite likely that everyone involved immediately starts thinking about the "doom and gloom" of divorce. It is inherent to the matter of divorce, or so we have been told our entire life. Obviously, divorce isn't necessarily something anyone wants to do. It's not at the top of a bucket list or anything. But, the divorce process doesn't have to be an excruciating, drawn-out and painful experience as it is so often portrayed.
Nowadays, many people have a tendency to go to their Facebook or Twitter profiles immediately after something happens and rant and rave about it. We could get into the fact that many people do this without thinking -- without truly considering the consequences of what they type and post in such a public space -- but let's try to keep this story focused on how social media can impact a divorce or the people involved in that divorce.