Most people don’t think twice about posting public (and even private) information pertaining to their significant others/spouses on social media. Most of the time, if there is a happy marriage, neither spouse objects to the other posting photos, videos, and short stories about them. However, more and more, we are seeing how prenuptial agreements are now including clauses in which spouses agree or ask for the other not to post their personal information. To some, this may seem excessive. To others, it may seem quite appropriate. Continue reading
The latest news tells us divorce is on the rise, and is even becoming somewhat of a trend. People are now rewarding themselves for accomplishing this difficult task, with vacations, gifts, and even parties designated specifically for becoming a divorcee. With that being said, many spouses are now more inclined to file and go through with divorce, without the lack of mutuality between each. As stated on Mommyish.com, “Now there’s apparently a hot new trend of couples taking divorce selfies to celebrate the official ending of their marriages.” Divorce no longer has the negative connotations it once did. One divorcee stated, in a very well-described post, “Instead of being disappointed that our choice to be together didn’t last forever, we choose to accept that sometimes good things fall irreparably apart, to be thankful for the adventures we had, to look forward to the new and exciting ways we will grow as individuals and in other relationships, and to commit to a lifelong friendship and coparenting partnership.” Continue reading
There is no easy way to cope with divorce. Unless you and your spouse mutually agree that your relationship is not working, there will always be something to debate. One spouse may not want a divorce at all. Another may not agree with how property is being divided and want to address that through a court of law. Others have problems when it comes to any children they may have had during the marriage, and how they will handle that situation. Some people are very fortunate and have easy, quick divorces. Others, not so much. Continue reading
As soon as someone hears about another person who is getting or has gotten a divorce they feel a sense of sympathy and pity towards the person. An “I’m sorry” is foreplay to the “let’s find you someone better” remarks. Initially, this is the general reaction. However, more and more today, people are congratulating one another rather than feeling sorry. As the divorce rate increases, people have started to normalize divorce and feel as though it is just something that needs to happen in some situations. Continue reading
First comes marriage. Then, sometimes divorce. Then comes property division which can be the worst. The most amicable way to end a divorce is for each person to take what they own. Continue reading
It is one of the most exciting and romantic aspects of the marriage. And don’t forget most expensive! A beautiful ring is given to the bride to solidify the parties’ upcoming wedding. The last thing on anyone’s mind at this time is who will own it if there is a divorce! Continue reading
There are a multitude of tax implications when two people decide to get a divorce. There are some good ones and some bad ones. Some of the items to consider are whether only one of the spouses earned income outside of the home during the marriage, whether the spouses filed separate tax returns during the marriage, whether there are children, and whether there is property to be divided for which gains or losses will have to be recognized when filing taxes. Continue reading
- Often the reason is that children are still living at home and the parents do not want to disrupt their lives.
- Other reasons are purely economical. People would rather stay together and be miserable than give up assets.
An attorney once told me the best option was to sign a prenuptial agreement (“prenup”), once I was married. Most people would be appalled at the thought. However, it is not such an astonishing option when put into perspective. A prenup is an agreement between two future spouses, in which they agree on property division if they were ever to divorce. A prenup divides both, what you have and what you owe. Many people think a prenup only divides the money or property you own. Nonetheless, debt is also divided. Continue reading
Divorce is always a difficult thing to go through and most people try to keep the details of the various information to themselves. But what if you are both celebrities and the details, all emotional, dramatic and upsetting pieces of information were available for all the world to see running through the tabloids? Continue reading
When two people get divorced, most of the time, people assume the woman suffers more, emotionally and mentally. Some say it may be due to the different ways in which each party handles the situation or in how one party expresses emotion as compared to the other. One party may be thrilled. The other may be devastated. If the divorce was a mutual understanding that was agreed upon, the emotions may be completed different. Nonetheless, a lot of the time, one of the two parties has a harder time than the other, for a multitude of reasons. Continue reading
Most couples who are going through a divorce are interested in knowing when they may begin bringing another person into the picture. This is especially important when there are young children involved. The ideal situation would be of course to discuss this with your spouse and come up with a mutual agreement that would work for both parents. Continue reading
As many of you know, there are a few different parts to a divorce, depending on every situation. Each divorce is different. A petition for divorce can be filed by itself, or with a request for the Court to decide on ancillary matters. Ancillary matters consist of the division of property between the spouses, alimony that may be awarded to one of the parties, and/or the decision as to which party pays the other’s costs and attorney’s fees. Alimony is the one ancillary matter that many bread-winners do not want to deal with. Continue reading
There are many questions that divorcing couples explore when going through a divorce. People want to know what to expect regarding the home, the finances, support and a myriad of other topics that come into play. But the most burning question, and one of the most difficult to answer is How Do We Tell the Children? Continue reading