A new trend among millennials is to sign prenuptial agreements before marriage. In fact, the number of prenuptial agreements has increased over five times in the past 20 years.
Infidelity is one of the most common factors that people cite when ending their marriages. And in this state, extramarital affairs can have serious consequences when they lead to alienation of affection claims. Currently, there are only seven states in America that allow a spouse to bring a claim for alienation of affection. These states include Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah and North Carolina.
Last week, we posted about hopelessness as a predictor of divorce. We discussed how hopeless feelings sometimes stem from unrealistic expectations in a marriage.
The cause of a marriage heading south isn't always clear. Maybe there was a breach of trust. Perhaps it feels like the two of you have nothing in common anymore. Or you may just have a gut feeling that something feels off--disconnected--and you don't know how to make it better.
Getting married is any exciting time for any couple. You’re deeply in love, and you’re embarking on a new chapter of your lives together. It seems like you’re floating on air, and every day seems like a new adventure.
State laws surrounding divorce vary widely across the country, and are often open to change. Federal laws affecting divorce, on the other hand, are comparatively stable. However, there is one new federal law that stands to have a major impact on divorcing couples nationwide.
Marriage is a partnership between two individuals. No matter what how love-stricken and ready you may feel going into a marriage, life as a couple is different than life as two individuals. Most couples merge finances and assets. If there is a disparity in wealth between the two of you, or considerable debt, it influences your relationship in other ways.
Marriages can disintegrate in a variety of ways. One spouse may be unhappy for a long time, while the other may not even realize there’s a problem. In other cases, both parties may be struggling in the relationship, and the progression towards divorce seems inevitable—it’s just a matter of time.
You and your spouse have decided to call it quits. You’re probably busy divvying up your possessions, making claims on shared friends and sorting out your alimony. What you probably aren’t doing, however, is considering how this major turn of events is impacting your dog.
You and your wife have spent your entire married life in Concord. You bought a house here. You raised a family here. And you've both had satisfying careers here. But this year, you got an unexpected surprise. Your boss offered you a promotion in the Charlotte office.