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Who gets the pet in your divorce?

When you look back over the closest companions you have had in your life, probably at least one of them was a pet. Dogs, cats and other animals often provide emotional support and unconditional love that you may not have found anywhere else, even in your marriage....

Top three challenges women face after divorce

The United States has the third highest divorce rate in the world. While divorces are common, this does not mean that they are easy to go through. Something that may be of interest to Kansas residents is learning about how divorce affects women in different ways than...

Steps to keeping a home in a divorce

What to do with the family home in a divorce can be a difficult decision for some Kansas couples. If one individual decides to keep it, there are still a number of steps to take. First, the couple should hire an appraiser to get the home's value. That value and the...

Does money really influence marital satisfaction?

Kansas couples might be concerned with the impact money has on marital satisfaction, particularly in light of the belief that money issues are often linked to dissatisfaction in marriage. They might be surprised to know, however, that a study published in the journal...

The financial fallout of gray divorce

More people in Kansas and across the country are choosing to divorce later in life. In the past 20 years, divorces involving couples aged 50 and up have more than doubled nationwide. In 1990, only 10% of people seeking divorces were over 50, but a full one-quarter of...

Financial tips for the divorce process

For people in Kansas, divorce can mean both emotional and financial turmoil. The former can make the latter worse, so it is important to start with a practical plan for one's finances. People should make a short-term budget that encompasses new expenses, such as new...

Relocate or keep the house after divorce

A divorcing parent who wishes to gain sole ownership of the family home in Kansas has several choices. Divorcing parents may decide to let the children grow up in their family home only to sell the house later and split the proceeds. Child custody, parenting plans and...