The idea that spouses share everything with one another and don't have any secrets is a beautiful concept. Indeed, you should expect no less in a healthy marriage. However, if your marriage is ending in divorce, you probably didn't have the healthiest of marital unions. It may have been downright toxic, involved extra-marital affairs and your spouse might have even lied to you. Considering how bad some marriages can be, it shouldn't be a surprise that hiding marital assets in a divorce is - although illegal - exceedingly common.
Most couples get together and stay together because they have a sense of compatibility that goes beyond just sexual chemistry. However, if you're like most spouses, sexual chemistry probably played a big part in you getting together in the first place, so what happens when the sexual chemistry runs dry? Is it time to call the marriage quits or can you work through this difficulty?
Not all separated parents live close to one another. A sick parent, a job or some other important reason could result in the parents living on opposite sides of the country. This means that the children will usually live full-time with one parent while enjoying extended time with the other parent during holidays, like spring break, summer break, winter break and certain three-day weekends throughout the year.
If there's one thing we avoid the most as human beings in our interpersonal relationships, it's the truth. Many spouses avoid the elephant in the room -- the fact that their marriage needs to end -- for years before they finally muster up the courage to have ''the divorce talk.'' Obviously, the sooner you can have this talk, the sooner you can move on to the next stage of your happier life, but when you do finally decide to break the news with your spouse, there's one vital thing you need to remember.
Divorce rates for people over the age of 50 have doubled since the 1990s. This could be the result of changing perceptions about the supposed permanence of marriage among the baby boomer generation. It could simply be another sign of the times. Regardless of the reason why spouses choose to go their separate ways -- and every couple has its own reasons for divorcing -- evidence suggests that over-50 divorces are taking a toll on the finances of the women involved in particular.
It's hard enough to make the difficult decision to move forward with a divorce. Then, once you've made that decision, you need to manage and navigate your divorce in the right way if you hope to end your marriage peacefully and cost-effectively while protecting your parental and property division rights. With this in mind, here are few mistakes you'll want to avoid when navigating your divorce process:
If you're contemplating divorce, or currently in the middle of your divorce proceedings, chances are that you and your ex entered into your marriage with the best of intentions. To put it more simply: Neither of you did anything wrong in getting married, and more importantly, you haven't "failed" or experienced anything "shameful" by virtue of the fact that you're getting a divorce.
Everyone handles divorce differently, but for most people, breaking up with a spouse is an emotional and difficult time of transition. It's important if you're a parent to not allow the difficulty of the experience - no matter how emotional or contentious it happens to be - to interfere with your ability to support your children through the divorce.
There are numerous things that divorcing spouses commonly do wrong, and these mistakes can cost them tens of thousands of dollars during their divorce proceedings. Don't let these negative consequences happen to you. Stay on top of the most important financial details pertaining to the dissolution of your marriage by avoiding the following financial mistakes:
Everyone debates whether or not they should get a divorce. In fact, most spouses spend far more time than they should consider whether or not it's time to move forward with their divorce plans.