Category Archives: Divorce

Is the Divorce Rate Rising or Falling in the United States?

You’ve probably heard the “common knowledge” that half of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. However, the numbers show something different and also shed light as to whether marriages are ending in divorce more now than in the past. According to divorce statistics compiled in 2020, the actual percentage of marriages that end in… Read More »

Avoid the Problems that Stem from Divorce Myths

Each person who goes through a divorce will experience the process differently. No matter how your divorce progresses, the journey you’re on is yours, and yours alone. That’s why it is important to recognize that many of the common myths surrounding divorce are not only false, but they can be harmful to your self-image. If… Read More »

How Social Media Can Affect Your Divorce

The use or misuse of social media can greatly impact a divorce. Messages or other content posted online can be used as evidence in the divorce case and increase tensions between the parties. In most cases, divorcing parties should either avoid or minimize their social media presence at least while their marriage dissolution action is… Read More »

Going Through a Divorce when You Have a Child with Special Needs

Divorcing when there is a special needs child involved can be very complicated. Young people with serious disability or medical condition often require extraordinary levels of care and accommodation. Going through the marriage dissolution process is never easy, but if you are responsible for a special needs son or daughter, reaching an appropriate resolution can… Read More »

What is an Amicable Divorce?

Many divorces are characterized by hatred and vitriol. In the worst cases, spouses will get caught up in the fight and focus on winning petty battles rather than achieving a fair resolution that allows everyone to move forward. Sometimes, parents even try to undermine or poison the relationship between their children and the other spouse… Read More »

Depp-Heard Trial Highlights Link Between Defamation and Divorce

A spouse who is unhappy with their marriage might complain about their spouse to friends and family. Emotions might lead to exaggerations and even outright falsehoods. Even when a husband or wife just vents to one person, loose lips and social media could make a harmful misrepresentation spread like wildfire among the couple’s community. In… Read More »

More than Half of Survey Respondents Might Consider Divorce Because of Debt

In movies and TV shows, marriages often break up because of adulterous affairs exposed in the most dramatic way possible. However, many real-life divorces can be traced to missed credit card payments and repossessed vehicles. A lost job, failed business, medical emergency or unhealthy habit could threaten a family’s ability to make basic needs. These… Read More »

Long Island Dominates Google Search Data for New York Divorce

A wave of divorces following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions has spread throughout New York State. Anxieties about the pandemic itself, extra time together for married couples who find they aren’t as compatible as they thought, and money woes associated with the pandemic might have frayed marital bonds. It’s also possible that some spouses already… Read More »

What Children Do Not Want After a Divorce

Divorce is never easy on children, but how parents behave can make the breakup easier, or much harder, on sons and daughters. There are many things that children don’t want during the divorce process, such as arguments in their presence and drastic changes in parenting styles. You don’t need to tolerate an irretrievably broken marriage,… Read More »

Financial Mistakes to Avoid in a Divorce

Keeping it together emotionally during a divorce is a serious challenge, but you can’t let all of the other distractions lead you into financial mistakes. Bad money decisions during divorce could harm you long after the ink on your divorce is dry. Here are some common mistakes to avoid as you enter the New York… Read More »