When a couple marries, both people usually believe it will last forever. That's a very long time, and for many couples, it's simply too long. A divorce can be financially, emotionally and mentally draining. A good support system of family, friends and perhaps even therapists can help you get started in the right direction. However, here are a few more tips to help those who have recently divorced find some sort of order again in their lives.
The year after the economic recession hit in 2008, the divorce rate the next year plunged to a 40-year low. This is according to a University of Arizona's professor of economics. According to the Census Bureau, the number of new households was under 400,000 in 2009, but there have been 5.3 million total in the last four years.
Let's face it. Discussing how your assets will be split if your marriage is headed for divorce court is not a topic you want to discuss prior to your wedding. However, a prenuptial agreement could be just as important as your marriage certificate - although it could be difficult to see that right now.
Ever since Cinderella, stepparents have been thrown into a negative light. The wicked stepmother has long been an image that many kids and even adults associate with growing up in homes where a divorce or separation has occurred. However, for the men and women who find themselves acting in the role of stepparent, it can be just as difficult for them. As one mother and stepmother states, it was "the most challenging thing" she had ever done.
The Internet has changed the way we communicate. From social media sites to video calls, there is more opportunity than ever to keep in touch with loved ones near and far. However, what happens when one party in a marriage is "unfaithful" through the use of the Internet?
January is notoriously thought to be a month that sees a high number of divorces. This means that the 2014 holiday season could look vastly different for some Washington families compared to the situations they were in just last month. One of the trickier and possibly annoying things that ex-spouses will have to deal with after a divorce involves giving gifts to their children. Whether it's Christmas, birthdays or any other gift-giving event, co-parents may have to work together to ensure that gifts given to their children don't create chaos.
Many Washington couples who are considering divorce may also be homeowners or owners of other real estate property. The property division aspect of divorce is often one of the most emotionally challenging and contentious areas. The attachment to a house or property which was made into a home can make this part of the divorce agreement a challenge.
For Washington couples who are getting divorced, there are many details to take into account. The divorce agreement must provide for child support, child custody, property division and spousal maintenance, just to note a few. With so many details to take into account, it is easy to become overwhelmed. One woman was recently covered in a Wall Street Journal story about divorce.
Many couples across the country are getting married at a younger age now than before. There had been a trend toward waiting until in late-twenties or early-thirties in past years, but it seems like more and more young couples are making the leap. Unfortunately, as in any marriage, many couples are also finding themselves in the difficult position of filing for divorce at a young age. A recent story by one woman recently shared her story of divorce at the age of 25.
Washington parents who are divorcing may be feeling additional stress this holiday season. For newly divorced or divorcing couples, the family interactions that go along with the holiday season may be difficult to face. Additionally, visitation and child custody may be a concern for some parents. By creating well-crafted and mutually-accepted divorce agreements, many of these stresses can be avoided.