Summer is coming. If you're divorced or planning on getting divorced, and you have children, things could get very hectic. The kids will be out of school, with a lot more time on their hands, and life changes drastically for parents.
One of the items that many couples include in their prenuptial agreements is who will get any jewelry given to one another during the marriage. If an engagement ring had significant monetary or sentimental value, the groom-to-be may also want to include a stipulation that he gets that back if the couple divorces.
The popularity of social media has made it all too tempting to post the more personal details of life. For many, social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, have become a place to vent. However, what a soon-to-be ex may not realize is that there can be potential consequences stemming from posting certain details while going through a divorce.
For married couples who decide that they can no longer live together, divorce isn't always the best solution. They instead choose legal separation. Legal separation is recognized in most states, including here in North Carolina.
In an ideal world, all divorces in Raleigh would be peaceful and amicable events. Unfortunately, some people have former spouses that seem to live to make their lives miserable, which can make finalizing the situation much harder and longer than it should be. If you have an ex-spouse who makes the process difficult, learning how to avoid confrontations may help to keep conflicts and negative feelings to a minimum.
Many people who begin the divorce process assume that any inheritance or gift they received as an individual while they were married will be theirs to keep and won't be subject to property division. However, that's not always the case. It all depends on how you handle the funds or other assets that are given to you.
Politics has seemingly impacted nearly every aspect of our lives in recent months, for better or worse. Now the attorney for a New York businessman is crediting President-elect Donald Trump (at least in part) for the fact that his client is finally able to catch up on his child support payments and other money owed to his estranged wife.
Divorce isn't just expensive, it can also lead to serious stress and anxiety for your mental health and have a negative effect on your physical health. Even as divorce is such a negative experience, many choose to go through with it regardless of the difficulty. It is estimated that almost 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce, making the United States 12th in line for the most divorces worldwide.
It's not uncommon for couples to eschew the wedding vows and live together as an unmarried but committed couple, sometimes for many decades. However, if you're going to cohabitate with someone, whether it's as a first step to marriage or as a more permanent arrangement, it's essential to protect yourself financially in the event that the relationship ends or one of you passes away.
If your estranged spouse wasn't an involved parent while you were married, don't expect him or her to change for the better after your divorce. Some non-custodial parents come to appreciate spending time with their kids when they don't have them around all the time. However, for those whose former spouses haven't embraced their paternal or maternal side, co-parenting can have challenges.