Divorce

Divorce

How long does alimony last after a Florida divorce?

In many families, one spouse may work part-time or even leave the workforce altogether to support the family, handle household matters or raise children. These adults sacrifice income and the opportunity to command a higher wage through experience on the job.  Alimony...

What financial paperwork should you prepare for a divorce?

You have decided you are going to divorce. The only problem is, you have not told your spouse yet because you are afraid of how they might react. If you fear your spouse will react badly to the news, you might want to start some financial preparation in secret. If you...

Why do we now use no-fault divorce?

No-fault divorce is now thought of as the norm, but it wasn’t always that way. The first example of no-fault laws was only in 1953. Before that, people had to cite a reason to leave, blaming one party -- a wife may say that a husband had an affair, for instance. ...

How to talk to your children about divorce

Divorce is an unfortunate process that can affect the entire family, children included. When considering ending a marriage, one of the first questions parents have is, “How am I going to tell the kids?”  Despite being stressed, emotional and uncertain it is important...

Is a prenuptial agreement right for you?

Before you get married and combine your finances and lives, one of the things that you and your spouse may want to consider is putting together a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement is an agreement you enter into prior to marriage that details out what the...

Is divorce the same for men and women?

One reason women file for divorce is to gain equality. While some couples do retain equal status in marriage, for others, the woman sacrifices her career and independence to raise the children and support her husband. Yet, a recent survey shows that even divorce can...

Can getting divorced affect your job?

Getting divorced in South Carolina or anyplace else in the nation can be emotionally, physically and financially draining. You may feel like your whole life has been turned upside down, at least for a while – and in many ways, it has. The existence you previously...

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