Recent Posts in the Divorce Category

  • Does the Divorce Rate Really Spike in August?

    Does the Divorce Rate Really Spike in August? According to researchers at the University of Washington, more spouses who file for divorce during the summer tend to do so in the month of August. The results of the study suggest that unhappily married couples arrange their divorce filings around summer vacations. The authors of the study attribute this trend to irreconcilable differences that arise right after a big summer trip. Julie Brine, associate professor of sociology, also talks about the “broken promise” hypothesis in the study. “People are discontent with their ...
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  • Common Divorce Issues High Net Worth Couples Face

    Common Divorce Issues High Net Worth Couples Face Each divorce presents a unique set of challenges to overcome so both spouses can move on to the next phase of their lives. However, when spouses with a high net worth get divorced, it is even more complicated to navigate because of the wide variety of assets, multiple properties, and business shares that need to be accounted for and divided. High net worth divorces involve spouses who have more than $1 million in liquid assets. If you fall into this category and are considering divorce, then you need to be aware of the ...
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  • Common Military Divorce Issues

    Common Military Divorce Issues There are laws in place that are intended to protect active duty military members against being held in "default" for failing to respond to divorce actions. These laws were designed to ensure that active military members can’t be divorced without their knowledge. Under the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, the active service member can postpone divorce proceedings for the entire time they are on duty and up to 60 days thereafter. Active duty members can choose to waive this right if they want to go through with the ...
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  • Unique Issues in a Gray Divorce

    Unique Issues in a Gray Divorce When seniors and older couples divorce later in life, it is known as a gray divorce. These types of divorce cases have several critical issues that people need to be aware of if they want to protect their best interests during the legal process. In this blog, we explain what to expect from a gray divorce so you don’t end up wasting time and adding additional stress to your life. Financial Issues Financial issues are probably the largest hurdles older couples must overcome during their divorce proceedings. Gray divorces tend ...
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  • Basics of LGBTQ Divorce

    Basics of LGBTQ Divorce In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, granting LGBTQ individuals the same privileges that heterosexual couples have under the law. LGBTQ individuals are entitled to tax exemptions, improved social security, and insurance advantages when they get married. Prior to the 2015 ruling, LGBTQ marriage was banned in 13 states, which meant that couples seeking divorce had to travel to other states or countries to legally dissolve their marriage. Thanks to the 2015 ruling, LGBTQ marriage laws ...
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  • Four Tips for Building Friendships After Divorce

    Four Tips for Building Friendships After Divorce Rebuilding a social life post-divorce can be messy, especially for those who lost friends because their marriage ended. Many people lose bonds with mutual friends they had with their ex-spouse and don’t feel motivated to meet new people. However, it’s important for newly divorced people to find friendships that will help them grow as they adjust to a new lifestyle. Tip #1: Reach Out to Friends You’ve Lost Touch With We all have old friends from different stages of our life that we lose touch with. Even if you feel guilty ...
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  • When Spouses Try to Hide Assets in Divorce

    When Spouses Try to Hide Assets in Divorce Unfortunately, some spouses try to play hardball by hiding assets before or during divorce proceedings so they can keep their ex-spouses from obtaining their fair share . Some spouses choose to hide assets because they fear they might receive less in the final divorce agreement, while others have managed their household’s finances for years and think they can get away with it because their ex has been left in the dark. No matter the reason, spouses who attempt to hide assets in their divorces can face serious consequences ...
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  • Healthy Ways to Deal With Divorce

    Healthy Ways to Deal With Divorce Divorce can take a toll on both physical and mental health, so it’s important to find ways to deal with stress and other emotions when adjusting to your new life. Whether you are recently divorced and find yourself feeling overwhelmed at times or your divorce is in the early stages of the legal process, the following coping strategies can help you remain positive and productive. Staying Physically Active Stay as active as possible by keeping a regular exercise routine. Physical activity can help stabilize your emotions since ...
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