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Improving economy contributes to divorce rate

Few of our posts have focused on the economic implications of divorce. After all, the recession likely contributed to the historic drop in divorces. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, divorces hit a 40-year low in 2009 (the height of the recession). However, as the economy has improved, the number of divorces has increased. 

Clues suggesting your attorney may be the problem in your divorce

If you think there are problems with your divorce proceeding, it may be easy to blame your attorney. After all, you hired your lawyer to protect your rights and assert your interests as you begin a new life. However, there may be situations where your attorney is not the problem, and the law is simply not on your side.

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.

Things to consider when divorcing during the holidays

For people in troubled marriages, the holiday season can be one of hope, and one of despair at the same time. On the one hand, a spouse may believe that the holiday spirit can buoy the marriage and encourage the couple to revert back to happier times. On the other hand, it may be another exercise of futility featuring visits to in-laws that a spouse can hardly stand.

Can separate property be converted?

A question we sometimes receive regarding the difference between marital property and separate property is whether separate property (such as an inheritance) can actually be considered marital property, which would be subject to division in a divorce.

The benefits of mediation

For some people, the specter of divorce is enough to keep them up all night. After all, no one waits for the discovery disputes, court hearings and financial discord with bated breath. And this is before all of the emotional toil that comes with a crumbling relationship. For these reasons, some people may see divorce as a death sentence.

Secret spending could lead to divorce: study says

Secret shopaholics enjoy a love/hate relationship with their credit cards. While the thrill of making that spur of the moment purchase may deftly be hidden from an unsuspecting spouse, it can lead to problems in the marriage if financial troubles occur. The old adage, “money is the root of all evil” is more than just a saying in these circumstances. It has long been said that financial discord can lead to divorce. Now there is a survey that supports this notion.

Checkered flag finally waived in NASCAR CEO's divorce

NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France has had more than his share of divorce drama. After marrying and divorcing his ex-wife, Megan, twice between 2001 and 2008, the case was reopened when Megan claimed that Brian was not following what was agreed to in their 2008 separation agreement.

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