Love them or loath them, the women of the Real Housewives franchise are certainly anything but boring. While many of the women enjoy hamming it up for the cameras, several have been forced to deal with the very real and serious topic of divorce when the cameras stop rolling.
With the national divorce rate hovering at around 50 percent, it's no wonder that many individuals approach marriage with some trepidation. When deciding to marry, there are a number of personal and financial considerations. For individuals of considerable wealth, a prenuptial agreement has long provided peace of mind that a divorce won't lead to financial ruin.
With the national divorce rate hovering around 50 percent, it's somewhat surprising that so many individuals are willing to marry for a second or even third time. In fact roughly 43 percent of couples married each year have been married at least once before. Those who decide to remarry face a number of considerations.
It is unlikely that many of our Clark County readers missed the announcement, which came through on nearly every media channel earlier this week: after five years of marriage, Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from Tom Cruise.
Few people think of celebrities as people who have relationships that we want to emulate. Many people in Clark County watch as movie stars host one million-dollar wedding after another. In their pre-married bliss, celebrities claim that they've found the person they're going to spend eternity with. After a year or so, tabloids start circulating divorce rumors, and a short time after that, the couple issues a statement about their divorce.
When most people think about divorce, Batman is not the first thing that comes to mind. Child support, spousal support, asset division, saving the family business -- those things come to mind. But Batman? Who thinks about Batman during divorce?
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.
When individuals get married, prenuptial agreements can protect them from the turmoil that often accompanies divorce. For most couples in Clark County, prenuptial agreements discuss the division of property, and they may include arrangements regarding spousal support or child support.
Although divorces can rip family-run businesses apart, individuals who take the necessary steps can help preserve their ownership of the business, and they can help ensure their businesses emerge from the separation unscathed.
We have written about prenuptial agreements in several posts. We discussed whether Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries would sign an agreement before getting married, and we wrote about what the lack of a prenuptial agreement would mean for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.
When most couples in Clark County get divorced, one of the most contentious elements of the process can be dividing the couple's finances. If one spouse earns most of the income, should he or she be required to share that money with the other spouse? If one spouse brought more money into the marriage, how will that money be divided in the divorce?
Divorce cases as heard by courts in Washington and across the country can be contentious affairs. It appears that may not the case in the divorce proceedings between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.
When people think about divorce, one of the most frightening aspects of it can be the element of property division. People worry about what will happen with their home and their cars. They wonder how their family business will be divided. People worry about whether they'll need to divide inheritances with a soon-to-be ex-spouse.