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  • Religion and Divorce: A Brief Comparison of Three Major Religions
    Religion and Divorce: A Brief Comparison of Three Major Religions

    Divorce is a process that is fraught with emotion and consequences, both intangible and tangible. Amongst the stress of property distribution, questions about child custody, and spousal maintenance ...

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  • Open vs. Closed Adoptions in Illinois
    Open vs. Closed Adoptions in Illinois

    Often times, people think of adoption as good old fashioned closed adoption. The biological parents choose not to care for the child and after birth and they leave the hospital without their baby. ...

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  • Surviving the Holidays During Divorce
    Surviving the Holidays During Divorce

    Divorce isn't an easy process, and it's only made worse during the holidays. While you may be “over” the divorce in your day-to-day life, or at least comfortable with the proceedings, the holidays can ...

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  • Gut Feelings may Predict Marital Happiness and Divorce
    Gut Feelings may Predict Marital Happiness and Divorce

    Waiting to say “I do” can be very nerve-wracking. It can make you break out in a cold sweat. It can feel like there are butterflies in your stomach. Sometimes the wait can also cause anxiety and ...

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  • Improving the Chances of Success of Your Remarriage
    Improving the Chances of Success of Your Remarriage

    Many of us are romantics at heart, believing that because one marriage fails does not mean a second marriage will not prove successful. Statistically speaking, however, this does not match the reality ...

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  • Same-Sex Marriage Soon to Be Legal in Illinois
    Same-Sex Marriage Soon to Be Legal in Illinois

    Earlier this month, Illinois legislature agreed to pass a bill legalizing same-sex marriage with a vote of 61 to 54 . Once signed by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, the “Land of Lincoln” will become the ...

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