It goes without saying that a divorce can prove to be a very challenging experience -- even for those who welcome the prospect of leaving an unhappy marriage. As such, it's not uncommon for spouses going through a dissolution of marriage to make either intentional or unintentional mistakes despite their best efforts.
In our previous post, our blog discussed how more and more older Americans are now deciding to pursue divorce, a trend that many attribute to everything from greater financial autonomy to a seismic shift in social patterns.
While many of us associate divorce with either young couples -- married too early -- or middle aged couples -- demands of work and family prove too much -- statistics show that this mode of thinking may be outdated.
A divorce trial described by one court filing as "matrimonial litigation of unprecedented scope and complexity" that has been closely monitored by legal experts for nine weeks officially came to a close last Thursday.
Last time, our blog examined why it's so important to consider making a prenuptial agreement part of your wedding day planning. Specifically, we discussed the myriad advantages of engaged couples executing what amounts to a binding legal contract setting forth their rights and expectations regarding the classification/division of property, and/or spousal support in the event of a divorce.
One very basic human desire is a desire to receive one's fair share when a division occurs. This desire generally runs very strong for a person when in a divorce. No one wants to be left with less than what they deserve in a divorce-related property division.
Last time, our blog discussed how one family law attorney identified what he believed were the seven worst states for divorce based on such interesting points as filing fees, waiting periods, etc. and briefly examined the difficulty of actually securing a divorce in some of these states.
When it comes to the divorce process, people might think that the laws governing the dissolution of marriage are relatively uniform with just a few minor exceptions across the 50 states. While it's certainly understandable how people might believe this given that the ultimate outcome of divorce proceedings is indeed the same, the fact remains that divorce varies quite differently from state to state.
When it comes to divorces involving high-profile athletes or A-list movie stars, most of us aren't too surprised to hear about judgments in the millions of dollars being handed down. However, most of us will pause when we hear about divorce judgments that reach well into the billions of dollars.
While no two couples are the same, when it comes to ending a marriage there are certain matters that need to be addressed. The division of assets and debts is one of these matters. While in some situations this process can be fairly straightforward, other times it can be quite complicated and the ramifications may extend beyond the official divorce decree.