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Several steps can help people to prepare for divorce in 2016

Filings for divorce are expected to surge in the next few weeks as some married people opt to begin the New Year with a totally clean slate. However, divorce is often a complicated process -- one that has financial and legal implications that may be costly to overlook. Those in Illinois who are planning to dissolve their marriages in 2016 can take some steps now to prepare for the process.

Child custody issues can be challenging during holidays

Although Christmas is often described as being the most wonderful season of the year, it can be one of the most stress-causing times, too. Families are consumed with completing their long to-do lists and attending Christmas events. However, being divorced can make things even more complicated, both for the adults and for the children. A few tips may help people to effectively handle child custody issues during the holiday season in Illinois.

Later-in-life divorce rates on the rise

Divorce that happens later in life, also known as silver divorce, is becoming increasingly common in Illinois and other states. In the year 2014, people who were 50 years old or older were two times as likely to divorce as they were back in 1990. For those older than 65, the increase in divorce rates was even greater.

Divorce process can be financially complicated

An Illinois divorce is a complex process that may cause a person to feel as though his or her life is spiraling out of control. Many struggle to cope with the emotional challenges of divorce along with the financial ones. A couple of tips may help to navigate the divorce process successfully.

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