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How do you set boundaries with your co-parent?

Setting boundaries is something a lot of people struggle to achieve in their personal relationships. That struggle can intensify when you're also rewriting the rules and revamping the boundaries that once existed with someone who has gone from "spouse" to "co-parent" through divorce.

Here are some good ways to establish healthy boundaries with your ex-spouse surrounding co-parenting:

Why is divorce mediation growing in popularity?

Nobody stands in front of a minister or judge on their wedding day and thinks about getting divorced -- but divorces happen. When they do, a lot of couples want to salvage some kind of relationship with their ex-spouse, even if they don't have kids. After all, it's perfectly possible for two very decent people to just make a bad match.

Hence, the rise in popularity of mediated divorces. Years ago, divorces tended to go one of two ways: Either both parties agreed on everything and had an uncontested divorce, or they hit a sticking point and fought it out through litigation.

Mediation: Taking angst, anger and expense out of divorce

The cost of divorce pertains to more than dollars and cents. Many divorces are contentious, and the parting couples often experience bitterness toward each other and uncertainty about the future.

Mediation is an alternative to traditional divorce, one that eliminates much of the hostility, anxiety and expense.

3 tips for couples going through a high asset divorce

Money can't buy happiness -- nor can it buy an ideal marriage. No matter what your income bracket, you may find yourself one day wondering how your marriage ultimately went off the rails.

If you have a fairly large income and complicated assets, you may naturally be concerned about the impact of your divorce on your finances. Here are a few ways that you can minimize the fallout from a high asset divorce:

How to tell if collaborative divorce is right for you

Just because you no longer want to be married to your spouse does not mean you automatically want to seek revenge. In fact, you are probably looking for the best way to get the divorce over with as quickly and cheaply as possible.

Alternative dispute resolution is a common approach for those who desire a more effective divorce method than traditional litigation. ADR includes collaborative law. How do you know if collaborative divorce is right for you?

When is a parent's mental illness relevant to custody?

Mental illness in one form or another is surprisingly common. Approximately 44 million adults in the United States suffer from a mental health disorder. Many of those people are parents.

So, what happens if they get divorced? When does a parent's mental illness factor into a custody battle?

Why are divorce rates going down?

When marriages were unhappy or unsafe, divorce was not a favorable option for most people generations ago. However, it has become less taboo over time. Divorce rates spiked in the 1980s, and nearly half of all marriages ended in divorce.

Today, divorce numbers are actually going down. What is the reason for the change?

Post-divorce vacation tips for parents

Vacations are meant to be a way to relax and rid yourself of stress -- but it's difficult to do that when you're a parent who shares custody of your child with your ex-spouse. The complications that come along with taking your child on vacation (without the other parent) can make both you and your ex-spouse miserable.

Here are some tips that can help you reduce friction with your ex over vacations:

Report: Senior divorces have doubled in frequency

Divorce rates in America are on a decline, overall -- except among couples 50 years of age and older.

Despite the fact that there is widespread social acceptance of divorce in this country -- with many people not even concerned about marrying at all -- divorce rates have dropped a staggering 18% in the years between 2008 and 2016.

Benefits of divorce litigation alternatives

Divorce can be challenging, both physically and emotionally. Thankfully, there are certain tools available to aid in making the process as smooth as possible.

Divorce litigation alternatives are some of those tools that divorcing parties may consider. In fact, there are a few key benefits of selecting this option.

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