If you're thinking about getting divorced but you're not quite ready to do it yet, you may want to consider a trial separation. This is where couples live apart for a short time -- much in the same way that many young couples cohabitate before marriage. They want to test out the new living situation before committing to it.
Every time you and your co-parent hand off your child to the other one, you seem to get into an ugly fight. Your child witnesses it, your neighbors hear it and it leaves everyone – particularly your child – anxious or depressed. Supervised custody exchanges may be the answer.
The conventional wisdom about "children of divorce" is that they're more likely to get divorced themselves. Indeed, studies have found that divorce rates are higher for people with divorced parents than for those with married parents.
You have probably heard that gray divorce -- people who are 50 and older getting a divorce -- is on the rise. The reason given is often that it's a fairly new phenomenon, so the rate is increasing when other age groups have seen their rates level off. But is this true?
If you're getting divorced, you need to carefully consider all of the assets to which you have a right. One of the assets that is easiest to forget and yet potentially very valuable is your ex's pension or work-sponsored retirement fund.
Sometimes on TV and in the movies we see estranged spouses refusing to respond to divorce filings, arguing about their future or threatening to never let their spouse see the kids again. Yes, these high-tension divorce cases do happen, but don't assume it has to be that way. Your divorce can be a much more peaceful affair.
How many people do you know who have gotten divorced? Are you thinking about getting a divorce yourself? During this process, you may have wondered where your state ranks in terms of divorce rate in the United States.
Going through a divorce in North Carolina can be a highly emotional process. When spouses decide to end their marriage, they may have a difficult time agreeing on almost anything. They might find themselves frequently arguing, and it could seem like there is no alternative to an extended trial in family court to manage the divorce. However, these couples should consider the ramifications of going to trial.
Figures from the Social Security Administration reveal that about one in five married couples in North Carolina and around the country will rely on their Social Security benefits to cover at least 90% of their retirement expenses. Older spouses who are unhappy in their marriages may feel that divorce is not practical because losing their husband or wife's Social Security benefits would leave them financially vulnerable, but the SSA has rules in place that allow divorcees to receive payments based on their former spouse's contributions.
When parents divorce in North Carolina, they may struggle afterwards to maintain a functioning co-parenting relationship. However, it can be important to the well-being of their children that they do so.