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What parents can do to help their children after divorce

Parents in Kansas who are going through a divorce might wonder how they can make it less difficult for their children. If parents can keep children in the same school and avoid disrupting their routine as much as possible, it may help children adjust. They should try to make sure their children can keep relationships with family on both sides and avoid conflict in front of the children. Parents should also try to keep household rules and expectations consistent as they talk honestly with their children about the divorce.

How to avoid financial mistakes during divorce

Kansas spouses who are getting divorced should avoid some common financial mistakes. For example, in the emotional turmoil of divorce, a recently separated ex might be tempted to go on a shopping spree to feel better. However, the bills will eventually come in, and this can cause financial problems.

Researchers look at link between workplace and divorce

People in Kansas who work in the hotel and restaurant industries might be more prone to divorce than those in other lines of work while librarians and farmers may have a much lower risk of their marriage ending. These were among the findings of a study conducted by researchers at Stockholm University.

How divorce affects older adults' lives

Divorce is on the rise for older adults. Older people in Kansas who get a divorce should be careful about potentially adverse health effects of divorce. The chronic stress and depression associated with divorce can exacerbate health problems such as Parkinson's disease, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, and it can weaken the immune system overall.

Divorce, older adults and finances

Some older adults in Kansas who divorce may find themselves struggling financially. Divorce is on the rise in this age group, with people 50 and older divorcing at a rate that is twice as high as it was in 1990. The rate is three times higher for those 65 and older.

How retirement funds are affected by divorce

When couples in Kansas decide to divorce, they often forget to consider the future of their retirement savings. However, the distribution of retirement funds can be one of the most significant financial consequences of the divorce. One partner's seemingly large stash for future retirement needs can be cut in half seemingly overnight, and the years to come can require that person to step up contributions to plans and other retirement savings. This can be complicated further by mandatory annual caps on contributions to qualified retirement accounts.

Dealing with divorce-related financial surprises

Kansas wives who are considering divorce may be interested in learning about some of the surprises that may come up after a marriage ends. According to a recent survey, more than 45 percent of divorced women were surprised by some of the financial challenges they faced following their divorces.

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