Rules to make co-parenting after a divorce easier Adjusting to co-parenting after a divorce can be challenging. Your relationship as a couple is over, but you have to find a way to continue your relationship as parents for the sake of your children. Creating some rules for your new relationship can give you structure and help you stay focused on what’s really important – your kids. Here are the kinds of guidelines you should establish to help you move forward as parenting partners. Rules for your kids Now that
Often the divorcing couple doesn’t remember they have these items, or doesn’t consider them to be assets. When you’re working through your divorce settlement, deciding who gets what, you are likely focusing on major considerations: house, cars, retirement accounts, investments. While these items are clearly important, many other assets are easily overlooked. Often the divorcing couple doesn’t remember they have these items, or doesn’t consider them to be assets. Even if you think you don’t care about how they’re divided, keep in mind they have value; adding them to the
Divorce, by nature, isn’t easy. Luckily, there are some things you can do that will make the process just a little less difficult. Below, divorce lawyers share their little-known tips. 1. Open a bank account in your own name. “Couples who share a joint bank account should know that either one of them can drain the entire account under the banking laws. They will eventually have to pay their spouse their share, but it can take a while to get to that point in a case where a judge is ordering repayment.
5 reasons men file for divorce When it comes to divorce, does sex matter? That is, are there differences between men and women? Research and experience both say yes. Men, for example, tend to file for divorce less often than women. “From my own case load, I’d say roughly 60 percent of women initiate the process, whereas 40 percent of men initiate the process,” says Tony Zorich of the Seattle area family law practiceMcKinley Irvin. Men also have somewhat different reasons for divorcing, according to research from Pennsylvania State University.
Are you going through a divorce? You should avoid these very common divorce mistakes which can have long-term effects on your family and financial future. 1. Getting legal advice from friends and family members 2. Interpreting what your divorce attorney tells you as a guarantee 3. Making threats to your spouse 4. Moving or hiding marital funds without the knowledge of your spouse 5. Speaking too soon or too openly to minor children about the separation and divorce Mistake #1 Getting legal advice from friends and family members. Although they
COPING WITH DIVORCE Divorce is an ongoing reality in our society. No longer will the exception, at least one in every two marriages end through a divorce. And yet, despite this fact, we have been slow to adapt procedures that allow a marriage to end civilly, creatively, fairly and in these tough economic times, with the minimum of expense. For the most part, divorce is still framed as an adversarial battle that is characterized by accusations, blame, unproductive argument, high costs, and weak solutions that ignore the best interests of
While most divorcing spouses are laser-focused on the date their divorce will become final, many underestimate the importance of their date of separation. Often these two dates occur months – or even years – apart. Yet, the date of separation can have a dramatic impact on many financial aspects of the divorce. The date of legal separation is generally considered the date the spouses no longer lived together as a married couple, although each state may slightly vary this definition. The date of separation is often obvious – either one
The groups that are most likely to get divorced in America There’s this persistent myth in America that about half of all marriages end in divorce. In fact, the figures are significantly lower, as new graphics by Nathan Yau of Flowing Data demonstrate. Yau explains that this myth simply stems from bad math – dividing the divorce rate by the marriage rate in a given year. In 2014, there were 8.7 divorces and 17 marriages per 1,000 women in the United States, he says, citing figures from the American Community
Missing Spouse Divorce A divorce usually starts with the filing of a divorce complaint or petition for divorce. Once the complaint is filed by one spouse, the other spouse must be notified of the action. That notification is called “service of process,” or simply “service.” Each state has its own rules regarding service, and most offer a number of options for serving the complaint. For example, service may be done in person by having a process server hand the other spouse a copy of the divorce complaint. You can also serve a complaint by certified mail
AMERICAN DIVORCE TRENDS AND STATISTICS There is one divorce every 36 seconds in America, and some surprising trends around those numbers. According to the family law attorneys at McKinley Irvin, you’re more likely to get divorced if: You commute more than 45 minutes to work You live in a red state You lived together before getting married You check social media a lot You didn’t graduate from college Your wedding cost more than $20,000 The family law firm McKinley Irvin compiled these and other interesting divorce statistics in their infographic, Anatomy of a Divorce. Cited from: Anatomy