You know that your standard of living is going to change after you get divorced. It's a big financial change, and that's not just in terms of what you have to spend during the divorce itself. Your income and expenses are going to change permanently after you split up. What is that going to look like on a daily basis? How is your standard of living going to change?
When you get divorced, the court helps you make several critical decisions, leading to your divorce agreement. These decisions could include things like a child custody schedule, child support payments, alimony payments and the like.
Money is often cited as a major reason for divorce. When a couple cannot make ends meet and wind up facing a fair amount of financial stress, they often start heading for divorce. That type of pressure takes a toll on a marriage.
Gray divorce is a term often used to refer to people who end their marriages when they are 50 years old or older. The rate in the 1990s was about 10%, but it has risen over the years to about 25%. That's a very quick rise and shows that gray divorce is something people must be aware of.
Divorce experts often say that parents need to put the kids first. This is, in part, why you hear parents talk about staying together for the kids. Once they have children together, they assume they can't split up. They think that it is always going to be a negative for the kids. Is that true?
You think of the summer as a time to relax. Families go on vacation. Kids get time off from school. You have backyard cookouts, you sit by the pool and read a book, you wear comfortable shorts and sandals. It seems like a stress-free time.
You may have heard people talk about the rising divorce rate in the United States and the reasons that it has gone up. Researchers have looked at divorce rates all around the world, and they have found that they've risen in recent years in many places outside of the U.S.
You and your spouse met in college. You got married just after graduation. Five years later, unfortunately, your spouse asked for a divorce.
A series of arguments and betrayals leads to your divorce. You feel wronged. Your spouse caused this divorce. Their conduct ended the marriage. You never want to talk to them again.
Everyone has expectations when they get married. When the marriage itself does not match up with those expectations, it can lead to divorce -- even if the other person isn't really to blame.