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January 2014 Archives

Rumors abound over The Captain and Tennille's divorce

For those who grew up singing “Do That To Me One More Time”, or remember their first love because of “Muskrat Love” or “Shop Around,” they may be disappointed with how the relationship between Cathryn Tennille and Daryl (The Captain) Dragon is ending up. According to a recent ABC News report, the couple better known as “The Captain and Tennille” is breaking up. Tennille, who lives in Arizona, recently filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. 

Important tax considerations in divorce

While January is a popular time for people to initiate divorces, it may not be so friendly to do so for tax purposes. Indeed, there are some advantages to start the process early in the year (getting it over with is one of them) but in the haste of trying to get unhitched, some parties forget about the important tax implications that can come with a divorce decree.

Key considerations for prenuptial agreements

In a prior post, we highlighted how prenuptial agreements could be an important topic of discussion between couples who pledge to get married. As a matter of fact, prenups are becoming more common as apathy about the longevity of a marriage becomes prominent. According to a survey conducted by the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), sixty-three percent of attorneys surveyed indicated that they saw an increase in requests for prenups. Of those surveyed, 80 percent said that prospective couples wanted to protect their separate property.

Helpful parenting resolutions for divorcees

Resolutions abound in January as most people want to start the new year with a fresh resolve. Some may pledge to lose weight, others may promise to go to church, while some endeavor to start new businesses. For those who promise to spend more time with their kids (especially if they are divorcing) the following resolutions as mentioned by the HuffingtonPost.com should hold some significance.

Burning questions about prenuptial agreements

If you were one of the many people who accepted a marriage proposal during the holiday season, chances are that you will also be asked about your feelings about a prenuptial agreement. After all, with the divorce rate still hovering at about 50 percent, you probably know someone who is a marriage skeptic. Chances are that he or she will be warning you about your soon-to-be spouse’s shortcomings that will likely lead to your divorce

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