In the middle of January, are you more likely to get divorced? Why do people call it "Divorce Month?"
Your spouse serves you with divorce papers. You want nothing to do with getting a divorce. This isn't the future you chose. You consider just ignoring the paperwork entirely. Can you do so?
A divorce decree lays out the specifics of the split and defines your legal rights. For instance, it addresses child custody if you are a parent, defining when you will see your children and how it will happen. It also addresses property division, spousal support, alimony and other related issues.
Your children may be young right now, but aren't you always thinking about their future? You're trying to figure out what you can do to give them as many advantages as possible.
Do you assume that people who get married start up a joint bank account? While most people do, the number who do not share one account is higher than ever. Among millennials, for instance, a full 28% still have their own personal accounts after tying the knot.
Every state has a so-called "divorce capital" where you can find the highest divorce rate. It's much higher in some states than others, but you can identify that peak everywhere. If you're wondering what the divorce capital of Florida is, look no further. It is Southgate.
When you decide to get divorced, both you and your spouse agree that you want to put your children first. You know that they plan to attend college someday, and you want to help them financially. You would have done so while you were married and you still want to do it after the divorce.
Does social media use end marriages? Some experts certainly believe it can. And the problem is not just phone addiction or one person spending far more time on social media than they actually spend with their partner.
Divorce means making emotional, relationship-based decisions, but don't think that's all it is. Arguably a bigger part of the process is making financial decisions. You have to divide assets, make decisions about things like child support and alimony, anticipate what your financial future will look like, create a new budget and much more.
Some studies have found a pretty clear link between divorce and college education. The more education you have, the more likely you are to stay married.