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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

Improved housing market leads to more divorce filings

The housing market has rebounded in most parts of the United States, which is great news for people who have been putting off divorce for the past few years. Yes, you read that right. One side effect of the recession and housing market crash was that fewer people pursued divorce, family law experts say.

When pet custody matters get hairy

According to the 2010 Census, about 70 percent of households in the United States have a pet, and many of these households consider their pets to be members of the family. For that reason, things can get hairy when a divorce or separation occurs and the former couple has to decide who gets custody of the dog or cat.

Money-saving tips to prevent your divorce from breaking the bank

We have all heard that divorce can be very expensive, but it doesn't always have to be that way. In fact, there are many money-saving techniques that can help cut costs during the divorce process, as a recent article from Fox Business explained. First, the article said that it is important to establish a divorce budget and stick to it. This will help prevent costs from getting out of hand when your emotions are running on high.

To divorce or not to divorce over age 50? Some considerations

This may or may not surprise you, but it's becoming increasingly common for people 50 and older to divorce after long-term marriages. It has become so common, in fact, that the phenomenon has been dubbed "gray divorce." Most often, gray divorces take place among those with grown children, but people on the verge of retirement and even retirees are also making the decision to continue on alone.

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