Getting out of a troubled marriage should be easy. After all, your feelings are pretty straight forward. You are not in love with the person anymore, and you want to continue your life without them. You should not have to endure months of unnecessary litigation to get to this place. In fact, you probably wonder why some celebrities are still in the process of divorce after being separated for so long.
To divorce, or not to divorce. During the holiday season, this is a question that some people in troubled marriages may be contemplating as the calendar creeps closer to Christmas. Indeed, many want to enjoy the holiday season, but when a person is suffering through the holidays with tremendous unhappiness in their hearts, who is to blame them for splitting up during what is supposed to be "most wonderful time of the year."
If your marriage is ending and you're splitting on bad terms, you may be worried that your ex will become spiteful or resentful and act on these actions. This isn't uncommon in bitter contested divorce; but what is a problem, is if that resentment results in anger-driven decisions to hurt you, specifically in a financial way.
Here's a complicated one for you: Is choosing not to vaccinate your child in their best interests? And no, we're not talking about parenting decisions like whether to let a child have ice cream after 8:00 p.m. We're talking about the court's definition of "child's best interests," which is a powerful phrase in family law, especially when it comes to child custody decisions.
Americans are now living longer than ever, thanks to advances in medicine and health care. However, while increased life spans are largely positive, they can create challenges in other areas, including how to stretch retirement savings over a longer period. But now, attorneys and financial planners are seeing a new, growing trend: grey divorces.
We've all heard it said that people often struggle financially for months or even years after divorce. For some, this is because it can be hard to find work or simply manage paying bills on a single income. It's this fear of financial ruin that can make even the most unhappy of spouses hesitate to ask for a divorce.
Whether or not one should date during divorce proceedings is definitely a question of scruples. A person may do so to recover some measure of revenge against their soon-to-be ex-spouse, or it may be step in maintaining one's self-esteem and sense of desirability. Regardless of the reasons, dating or even having an intimate relationship during a divorce could have unintended consequences, especially where children are involved.
If you wonder why Halloween is likely a child's favorite day of the year (with Christmas being a close second), consider this: dressing up as someone (or something) else leads to people giving you candy. What kid would not want to take part in that?
For a man, winning the heart of a woman requires a certain sense of style, chivalry and charm. To win the hearts of her children, it arguably takes an entirely different set of skills, including kindness, resourcefulness and patience.
Emotions can run high when a divorce petition is filed, especially when one party feels betrayed or disrespected. But angry divorcees may lose sight of the fact that they can avoid the bickering, bitterness, and most of all, the astronomical costs that come with breaking up a marriage.