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Divorce Archives

Six topics divorcing couples need to understand - Part I

If the quote "marriage is all about love and divorce is all about money" is true then it is important for those facing divorce to plan accordingly. Without proper planning with regards to financial decisions during a divorce, people may put their financial futures at risk.

16 Percent of Relationships with Financial Infidelity End in Divorce

When most people hear the term "infidelity," they think about physical, sexual cheating, but according to a Harris Interactive online survey of adults, financial infidelity is becoming a serious issue in many relationships.

Soldiers Put More on the Line as Military Divorce Rate Rises

We hear so often that soldiers put their lives on the line to protect the interests of the citizens of the United States, but what really is the definition of "putting their lives on the line?" Are we talking just their physical wellbeing or are we talking about something much, much more. If you ask a military spouse, they might say that their family life is the one that hurts the most. The military divorce rate has steadily increased since 2001 and has risen higher than the civilian divorce rate.

Balance Point Says They Can Help Finance an Equitable Divorce

In prior posts, we've mentioned new and innovative ways that entrepreneurs are creating to help fund a divorce. The idea for divorce insurance was modeled after the numerous other kinds of insurance offered to people. While divorce insurance would require prior planning, a former spouse has figured out a way to help those who may not have planned ahead.

First Holiday during a Georgia Divorce? Help Kids Focus on Celebration

Divorce can be stressful for children as their lives begin to dramatically change from what they were before their parents decided to separate. The holidays can be an exceptionally difficult time because they are often focused around family traditions and rituals. When one parent is suddenly missing from the festivities, it can be an emotional time for children of divorce.

Couples With High School Diploma More Likely to Have Children Before Marriage

In the 1970s, the percentage of women with a high school diploma who had children outside of marriage was 13 percent. That number has more than tripled and it now rests at 44 percent. Although a lot of focus in the news is on teen mothers, a study conducted and published by the National Marriage Project says that much of the rise in the number of unwed mothers is due to partners deciding to wait to get married or forgo it completely. Many of the couples are in their 20s and 30s, in stable, adult relationships.

Sharing the Children Over the Holidays, How to Co-Parent

The holidays can be a confusing time for children of divorce and a scheduling headache for parents, especially those who are new to divorce. Co-parenting can help those who are spending the holidays apart for the first time this year. A child custody order may set out the exact times that each parent is to have the children over the holidays, but the specific details may be hard to navigate this season.

Therapists Urge Couples to Think Before They "Send"

Technological advancements have made things feasible now that seemed impossible before. At the touch of your fingertip, you can send a photo to a thousand people; you can tell everyone you know that you just got engaged and only have to tell the story once. Social media networks and text messaging can connect you to so many people in a matter of milliseconds, marriage therapists warn couples of the danger associated with that ability.

Christina Milian's Divorce Agreement Will be Filed in Fulton County

Christina Milian and her husband, a producer known as "The Dream" and "King Sweet & Petite" have allegedly come to a mutual agreement concerning alimony, child support and other issues involved in their divorce. The couple is expected to file the official documents recording the agreement in a divorce court in Fulton County, Georgia in the near future when they finalize their divorce.

I Want Sole Custody of My Baby, My Beagle That Is

Divorce does more than finalize the end of a marriage. Divorce divides all of the property that each couple has amassed and comingled together during the period of their marriage. Many people are surprised or even shocked when an attorney explains to them that their beloved dog, cat or other household pet is considered property under the law. Animals are an asset on the list for property division even though it is a living, breathing companion.

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