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April is Stress Awareness Month: Tips to Help During Your Divorce

By Leslie Fineberg on April 17, 2013

Divorce is an extremely stressful and emotionally trying process.  When children are involved, the battle between spouses can become even more contentious.  Financial considerations, negotiations, and litigation only add to the stress of going through a divorce.

We are all unique, and each of us handles stress differently.  Courtesy of my.chicagotribune.com, stress can manifest itself in the following ways:

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Alienation of Affection: South Dakota Votes to Keep Law

By Nottage and Ward on February 22, 2011

Recently, the House Judiciary Committee in South Dakota voted to keep a law that permits a person to file a lawsuit seeking financial damages from someone who seduces and steals their spouse, reports PlainsDaily.com.

It was a 7-5 vote by the committee to reject legislation that would have abolished the law, which has been in effect since before 1889, when South Dakota became a state. The law allowed a husband to sue if another man seduced and stole his wife. In 2002, the law was changed to allow a woman to sue if her husband was stolen by another woman. The practice is often referred to as “alienation of affection” and seven states in the U.S., including South Dakota, still permit lawsuits for alienation of affection. The other states are Utah, North Carolina, New Mexico, Mississippi, Illinois, and Hawaii.

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