Going through a divorce can be an emotionally draining experience. While it can be difficult to believe things will get better, they do. One way for new divorcees to feel better about and more in control of their lives is to get a handle on personal financial matters.
The men and women who serve in our country's military sacrifice much. Multiple deployments and stress associated with time apart, often leads to divorce among military couples. When a spouse is in the military, issues related to divorce and child custody matters are more complex and confusing and often end up penalizing the serving parent.
When a couple decides to divorce, there are a number of matters that must be sorted out and settled. Child custody, alimony and the division of assets and property are typically the main focal points of a divorce settlement. There are however, other considerations that can have an enormous financial impact including life insurance policies.
Divorces are typically wrought with conflict. Couples who have decided to end their marriage likely have many feelings associated with their soon-to-be ex-spouse related to anger, sadness and regret. While it's easy to get bogged down by these negative emotions, when a couple has children it's best for everyone involved to work together to come to an agreeable divorce settlement.
We've all read the headlines or seen the movies where a divorcing couple is locked in a bitter and drawn-out child custody battle. It turns out that most divorcing couples are actually able to agree on child custody terms, with more than 50 percent of custody matters being settled by the parents working together.
Regardless of socioeconomic standing, individuals across the country and in states like Washington, share similar views regarding the institution of marriage. This finding came out of a study conducted by university researchers who examined potential reasons for higher divorce rates among those with lower incomes.
In past years, women and men in the state of Washington who questioned the paternity of a child typically had to wait until the child was actually born to definitively determine the father's identity. Today, new technology has been developed making paternity testing before a child is born easy and risk-free.
It might seem a little unusual to eulogize a Hollywood filmmaker on a divorce and family law blog, but when that filmmaker is Nora Ephron, it makes sense.