When people secure a divorce in another country, they may find themselves subject to unfamiliar laws, and involved in legal processes that bear little resemblance to what they have previously seen and heard here in the U.S.
By far, one of the most well-known and oft-repeated maxims concerning marriage and divorce is that "50 percent of all marriages end in a split." While many people view this as gospel, recent studies have suggested that this is not necessarily the case, as the divorce rate has actually been steadily declining since reaching its peak in the 1980s.
In a previous post, our blog discussed how the stigma surrounding prenuptial agreements has dissipated to a considerable degree over the years, such that more and more couples planning a walk down the aisle are now including the execution of this document among their most important wedding plans.
Of the many theories related to marriage and divorce, none has perhaps stood the test of time longer than the one claiming that those couples who choose to live together before walking down the aisle are far more likely to end up in divorce court.
When it comes to divorce and divorce-related issues, you would probably think that the laws in the majority of states were fairly concrete, meaning they have been in place for a significant amount of time and cover most any situation that is likely to arise. In other words, you wouldn't expect to see many state legislatures advancing many new divorce-related measures.
While most people would probably rather not admit it, their smartphone plays a major role in their daily lives. From keeping track of appointments and providing instant web access to paying bills and offering an endless array of addictive games, these devices are never far out of an owner's immediate reach.
In a previous post, our blog discussed how a growing number of lawmakers, parents and family advocacy groups are calling on state legislatures to enact so-called shared-parenting laws that -- with the exception of cases of involving substance abuse or domestic violence -- would essentially mandate that children of divorce spend equal time with both parents.
No-fault divorce has and will continue to be the legal mechanism of choice for thousands of people across the U.S., including right here in Minnesota. However, while there is a pretty good chance that you've heard this term before, there is also a pretty good chance that you might not be familiar with its specifics.
There is no disputing the impact that the recent recession had on millions of Americans both directly and indirectly. For instance, while some people lost their jobs or even their homes, others had to take a second job to cover necessities or lower their monthly expenses to make ends meet.
Learning to adjust to post-divorce life can prove to be especially difficult for those parents who were not awarded primary physical custody of their children. While they were once used to seeing their children on a daily basis, a predetermined visitation schedule may now be the new norm.