An attorney who focuses on divorce and property division matters may have unusual stories about spouses hiding assets from each other. However, it’s unlikely that an attorney has heard of the latest scheme: Bitcoin.
Since the potential for stress is already very high when going through a divorce, why add to it?
Although resorting to the courts for grandparent rights is an extreme option, the changing demographic of modern families suggests that this is important information to know. A recent article provides context.
Wisdom may be a product of age and experience. After a divorce, one might expect an individual to be wiser from that experience. If an individual does find love again, the lessons learned from the first marriage might prove useful.
Readers that know someone or have gone through a divorce themselves know that couples may sometimes be better off going their own ways when a marriage is no longer working. To some extent, lawmakers may also share that opinion, as no-fault divorce is now available in all 50 states.
In any divorce, there may be challenges in resolving legal, financial or personal issues. Although each couple’s circumstances may be unique, a recent article reminds us that some issues may be more common to certain age groups.
There can be many reasons why a couple might explore the option of divorce. For example, recent celebrity breakups have emphasized a more collaborative approach to separations, legal or simply emotional, viewing significant others as teachers on one’s life journey.
In a divorce, a spouse may need to advocate strongly for his or her position on matters of spousal support, asset valuations and property division. If children are involved, additional discussion will be required about child custody and visitation arrangements.
Issues in a divorce can be highly interdependent. For example, a couple may have disagreements about property division matters until they consider the potential impact on children. Similarly, parents may disagree about legal and physical custody arrangements until they factor in which spouse wants to remain in the family home, and/or whether one parent has plans to relocate.
Conventional wisdom may advise against mixing love and money, but the reality is that some married couples might become business partners. In fact, Census Bureau data indicates that 3.7 million small businesses are co-owned by married couples. So what happens to a business if a couple decides to divorce?