Divorce is going to change your future. There's no way around it. Some of those changes may be positive; if you're in an emotionally abusive relationship, for instance, you finally get relief from that. Some may be negative; if you have kids, you may not get to see them as much as you want. But, no matter what, there are going to be changes.
Grey divorces, or those among individuals 50 or older, have increased significantly during the past few decades. Right now, this population's divorce rate hovers around 25 percent. Back in the 1990s, only 10 percent of their marriages failed. In the future, at least twice as many seniors are expected to be divorced. This trend causes alarm among financial planners and family law attorneys who work closely with this population.
It's common for couples who divorce while their children are young to want to want to get married again after some years have passed. At the same time, one of the common questions that they ask a Florida family lawyer before they walk down the aisle is if their change in marital status impacts their responsibility to pay child support.
Once and you and your ex decide to go your own separate ways, one of the first things that you'll want to discuss is how to share custody of your children. If you're unable to reach an agreement about how to do so, then a judge may be asked to step in and decide for you. If they're asked to do so, then they end up awarding one of you primary custody and the other visitation depending on testimony presented in the case.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp divorced in 2016, but that hasn't stopped their divorce from making recent news. A United Kingdom tabloid obtained -- and released -- a 471-page transcript of the deposition given by Amber Heard about their marriage.
A Fidelity Couples & Money study published just this month captures how half of all Americans enter relationships encumbered by debt. At least 40 percent of these individuals say that their financial woes end up causing them to fight. It shouldn't come as a surprise that researchers at Utah State University have determined that those couples who fight about finances divorce 30 percent more often than those who don't.
In most at-fault divorce states, adultery is one of many grounds on which a spouse can be granted a dissolution of their marriage. In Florida and many other jurisdictions that offer no-fault divorces though, it's fairly common for attorneys to get asked how a spouse's infidelity may impact negotiations in their case.
Even when you think that getting divorced is the best thing for you and your children, you still know that it is going to be tough on the kids. It's a big change in their young lives. They may struggle to make the adjustment.
If you research the topic of child custody, then you'll find that an increasing number of family law judges award joint custody to parents. The research shows that joint custody allows both parents an opportunity to develop a meaningful relationship with their child. However, these studies don't often capture how stressful joint custody can be for the kids.
If you talk to someone who's not a millennial, then they're likely able to provide you with a laundry list of ways that individuals of that generation are changing the way things are done for the worse. They may be surprised to learn, though, that the one thing that they seem to be doing right is not getting divorced at the same rates that previous generations have.