Signing a prenuptial agreement is an important and valuable step to protecting yourself in life after marriage. The unfortunate reality is that not all marriages last, and signing a prenup can be a critical means of self-preservation.
People have a number of misconceptions about the legal system, particularly when it comes to divorce and other family law matters. Too often, people see highly sensationalized stories that create false expectations and understandings of the process.
Dividing assets (and debts) in a divorce is an unavoidable process. When you split up, you will need to divide all the property and liabilities you accumulated during your marriage in a manner deemed equitable, or fair, as directed by state laws.
There is no doubt that divorce takes a toll on kids. No matter how old they are or how much they understand about their parents' decision, children can struggle enormously to come to terms with the divorce. The situation can be especially painful for children of parents who are engaged in a contentious or high-conflict divorce.
Did you know that, in the eyes of the law, your pets are considered property? This means that if you are getting divorced, your beloved animal companion could be part of a property division settlement rather than a custody agreement.
Getting divorced is rarely an event that only affects the two people who are ending their marriage. There may be countless people touched by such an event, including your family members, kids and network of friends.
Divorce is often a massive transition for children. To alleviate or avoid the potential trauma of this transition, some parents consider keeping the kids in one home while Mom and Dad do the moving in and out.
Divorce is a difficult, painful process. At some point during the process, people often get frustrated and just want it to be over so they can move forward. Further, as this article notes, delays during your divorce can only serve to make matters worse.
Most exes probably won't ever want to be in the same room again after a divorce, let alone pose for a picture together. However, a trend is emerging on social media that shows divorced couples smiling for selfies together and celebrating their divorce as a positive move toward a better future.
When you are getting divorced, you can be dealing with a very different person than the person you married. Your ex might have been loving, rational and understanding on the day you said, "I do," but a divorce can bring out the hurtful, vengeful and unpredictable side he or she has.