Many people feel that they need to stay married for the sake of their children, but it isn't always the best choice. As the saying goes, it is better to come from a broken home than to live in one.
Often, in the case of divorce, one party may act irrationally because they are hurt or angry. One man going through a divorce found out the hard way just how angry his soon-to-be-ex really was.
Though no one gets married expecting to divorce, with many Washington marriages ending in divorce, the answer to the above question certainly may make economic sense.
With these hard economic times, many divorcing couples in Washington have faced the financial strain that divorce can pose. Divorce settlement agreements typically consider a couple's financial outlook at a single point in time.
Child support payments have fallen due to the recession. A more surprising fall-out of the recession is that divorce rates have also dropped or, in some cases, like in Washington, at least held steady. The number of divorces in the United States fell from 3.6 per 1,000 in 2007 to 3.4 in 2009.
The financial considerations of divorce are often complex. The earnings of each spouse, assets owned, child custody, child support and other factors all affect how finances are divided up, including what type of financial support is provided in the aftermath of the divorce.
According to the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Heath and Human Services, the public will be able to help identify parents who are in contempt of child support payments.