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Americans divorce for a wide array of reasons

Marriage is difficult for many couples in North Carolina. Sometimes, nuptials fall apart at the seams and result in divorce. In 2017, approximately 800,000 divorces took place in the United States. Statistics show that couples divorce for specific reasons. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) conducted research regarding the main reasons Americans end their marriages.

Assessing the contributions of stay-at-home spouses in divorce

In North Carolina, like most states, property division in case of divorce is supposed to be equitable. This means that a court may consider the contributions of both spouses when deciding how to split up assets. While this may be straightforward if both spouses earned an income, it can be more complex if one spouse did not. These spouses are often stay-at-home parents whose support has helped the career of the breadwinner.

Assuming a mortgage after divorce

When couples in North Carolina divorce, every aspect of their shared finances is open to negotiation and division. In many cases, a shared home is one of the most valuable assets the couple owns. If the home is not yet paid off and there is still a mortgage, the spouses will have to decide how they want to manage that responsibility.

Making wise decisions about the family home during a divorce

North Carolina residents who have gone through a divorce understand just how challenging the entire process can be. One of the major challenges a divorcing couple may face is determining what to do with the marital home. There may be a lot of sentiment attached to the home. For that reason, the couple may struggle with whether to sell the home and divide the profits, have one of the two parties buy the other one out, or both keep ownership of the home and alternate the days that they live in it.

Using social media to communicate with children after divorce

Parents in North Carolina who are divorced may help their children adjust by keeping lines of communication open. According to a new study, the relationship a child has with each divorced parent is much more important than the relationship the parents have with each other.

Divorce errors to avoid

North Carolina couples who are considering getting a divorce may already know that the divorce process can be difficult to navigate. However, there are certain mistakes people can make before and during a divorce that may make it even more difficult and result in expensive consequences.

Should you worry about your spouse hiding assets during divorce?

Hidden assets or the attempt to hide assets is a common issue in divorce. People with any income level and any amount of assets could attempt to hide something from a spouse or the courts. However, this issue does often seem to impact couples with higher marital assets. In other words, the greater the value of your household, the more carefully you need to consider potentially hidden assets.

6 ways to ensure the validity of a prenuptial agreement

"To a Mouse" is a poem written by Robert Burns in 1785. In this poem, he said, "The best laid schemes of mice and men go often askew, and leave us nothing but grief and pain, for promised joy." If you're one of the many individuals who've signed a prenuptial agreement, only to have a court invalidate the document in divorce court, then you are too familiar with the sentiments of this poem.

What rights do grandparents have when their children divorce?

You love your children and want them to have happy lives. You also love your grandchildren and want to have a positive, ongoing relationship with each of them. Unfortunately, your child's behavior during a divorce could result in issues with maintaining your relationship with your grandchildren.

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