While considering a divorce, you likely consulted friends and family members about their experiences. One question you may ask them is, "how long does it take?"
During a difficult time like a divorce, people often utilize social media to find support, acceptance and a distraction from the complexities of their offline lives.
While divorce can provide a fresh new start, there is no denying it has its difficulties. For one, it often leads to challenging changes, including financial. Given this, when going through a divorce, you generally want to avoid anything that could create additional, unnecessary, financial pain.
Father's Day is just around the corner. It is a day dedicated to dads. It is a day in which we take time out of our busy lives to reflect on the sacrifices they make for us, celebrate the contributions they make in our lives and honor who they are.
If you are contemplating a divorce and are unsure of it because of the potential costs, you are likely not alone. With all the money that goes into planning and having a wedding, no one ever thinks about the costs of getting out of a marriage. Nevertheless, the costs are there.
It is unknown where this urban myth started or when it began, but many believe that couples therapy is the proverbial "kiss of death" to a marriage. Essentially, once people go to couples therapy, their marriage is already over. Because of this, a number of spouses (particularly men) may not want to attend couples therapy.
A great deal of planning goes into a divorce. Potential divorcees must consider the financial aspects of a split, but one issue that may be overlooked is insurance coverage. This can be especially important if couples have a considerable estate.
While a majority of our posts on family law issues tend to focus on how to manage the emotional and logistical difficulties that come during divorce, we find it prudent to talk about the importance of planning for divorce. Basically, planning helps to put things in perspective and get past the emotional barriers. Think of the old adage "if you prepare for the worst, you can expect the best.
Friends and family are your support system. They have been with you through the best and the worst moments of your life. Whether you needed them to hold your hand, have your back, take your side or provide a distraction, they were there.
In a prior post, we highlighted the importance of preparing for one's post divorce financial life. Living without two incomes may be unfamiliar for some divorcees, with many needing to make major concessions to make ends meet on one salary. Even with child support, many divorcees may need an adjustment period in order to get used to this new reality.