The Cost of Divorce Put into Perspective

When considering the path to divorce, it is common to feel a sense of tunnel vision in which you only think about two things - how you will split your assets and what will a lawyer cost? Unfortunately, there are quite a few other costs to consider before starting the divorce process. Beyond paying your attorney, you will need to set aside money for fees assigned by the court. Depending on your...

Four Effects that the Digital World Has on Divorce Rates

  The digital world is changing the face of marriage in notable ways. What were previously private unions are now open for scrutiny and comparison to other relationships all over the world. Furthermore, websites and apps increase opportunities to stray, which may drive temptation for some. With instant access to information, partners do not need to stay in an unhealthy or dis-satisfactory...

The Most Commonly Requested Items in a Divorce Settlement

During a divorce, every item – whether tangible or not – will need to be determined as to who will gain ownership in the settlement. Some items are easier to determine than others, and the three most common areas are assets, expenses, and children. Assets Everything you own together will need to be split up between you. This includes your house, cars, pets, bank accounts, retirement funds,...

Can You Get Back Custody of Your Children After Losing to Your Spouse in Court?

You can get custody of your children back after losing them in a divorce settlement, but often it is not an easy process to complete. As a rule, the courts do not take away custody lightly, so you must be prepared for a battle to get them back. Obtain Representation The first thing you absolutely need is a lawyer. An attorney will be able to look at your case, see why you custody was removed,...

Is There Really Such a Thing as the Best Time to Divorce?

There is really no such thing as "the best time to divorce." There may be factors that will make it easier, or a situation that makes it imperative, but it is never the goal of a newlywed couple to end up in the divorce courts. That being said, depending on your situation, there may be better times than others to file. Abusive Relationship If you are in an abusive relationship, whether it is...

What are the Most Important Items to Put in Your Divorce Settlement?

Divorce is almost never an easy thing to get through, and is often a very emotional time. That being said, it is important to ensure that the terms of the divorce are fair to both parties and that both assets and liabilities are equally shared. Physical Assets Any physical thing that you own – car, house, boat, etc. – will need to be divided between the two parties. If there are two cars,...

Top Cited Reasons Why Couples Split

When love is young and new during the courtship phase, couples tend to view their differences as charming and amusing. Once the relationship becomes committed and long-term, though, those couples lose the honeymoon and the rose-colored glasses, and the differences may start to become annoying, irritating, or deal-breakers. The root of many breakups can be traced to poor communication. In fact,...

How to Financially Rebound from Divorce

Even the most cordial of uncontested divorces will impact the finances of each ex-spouse. In addition to the loss of your partner’s income, you may also lose retirement benefits or other safety nets that come with being married. By taking several important steps, you will begin to reestablish your financial health and drive it back to pre-divorce levels. Review Your Retirement Planning...

Top New Year’s Resolutions that Can Strengthen Your Relationship

  Many couples view a committed relationship as going from “me” to “we.” Yet, now that you have been in the “we” state for a while, you may want to use the New Year as an opportunity to strengthen your partnership, even if it is already strong. Here are several great ideas to add to your New Year’s resolutions to build upon your relationship. Initiate Couples Rituals Plan on...

The Top Things You Should Do Before Requesting Divorce

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