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Divorce Rate for Newlyweds Down 50 Percent Since 1993

A new study indicates that the number of couples getting divorced after just three years of marriage was cut half over the last 25 years. Divorce rates in general hit their all-time high in 1993 after starting to rise in the 1960s. For couples married for five years or more, the rate has fallen by… Read More »

Financial Steps to Take in Your Divorce Preparation

Are you preparing to file for divorce? It’s important that you do everything in your power to set yourself up well financially after the divorce is finalized. Below are just a few steps you can take to protect your financial situation so you can get off to a good start with your money as a… Read More »

Know What Assets You Have Before Filing for Divorce

One of the most impactful ways you can set yourself up for success in a divorce is to get a solid understanding of the assets you have and the debts you owe. In many relationships, it is common for one partner to have much more control or hands-on interaction with money held in joint accounts… Read More »

Finalize Your Divorce by New Year’s Eve or Pay 30 Percent More in Alimony!

Last year’s federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may have had corporate executives cheering, but the same can’t be said for people about to divorce. As an article this summer in Forbes explains, the act means divorce is likely to get much more expensive once the clock strikes midnight, ushering in 2019. If you don’t… Read More »

Study Evaluates How Divorce Rates Influenced by Field of Work

Researchers have long studied the effects of people’s jobs on various factors of their lives, including their health, happiness, stress levels and financial security. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that certain fields of work can have more of a toll on relationships than others, resulting in increased divorce rates for those who serve… Read More »

Millennials Credited for Shrinking Divorce Rate in America

Millennials have been blamed for the devastation of fast casual restaurants, napkins, cereal, box stores, diamonds and fabric softener, among many other products and industries. But a recent report actually gives the generation — made up of people born between 1982 and 2000 — credit for shrinking the divorce rate in the United States. A… Read More »

Divorces Continue to Come Fast Thanks to New Tax Law

Attorneys and judges continue to report a flood of divorces — especially those going through accelerated process — coming through before the end of the year. This is primarily because elements of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump in December 2017, go into effect as of January 1,… Read More »

How Does Supervised Visitation Work?

Supervised visitation is an arrangement in which the visiting, noncustodial parent is only permitted to visit his or her children while being supervised by a third party, such as a social worker. The visit might occur at the parent’s home or in a designated location, such as a child care center. Judges will usually order… Read More »

Modifying a Child Support Order After Becoming Disabled

If you become disabled and are no longer able to work, it may be difficult for you to meet some of the financial obligations you have in your life — including child support. Fortunately, you have the option of seeking a modification of your child support order if your financial circumstances change. If you wish… Read More »

Can Unpaid Child Support Come from My Former Spouse’s Social Security?

One question you might have as you go through the divorce process is whether you are able to garnish your former spouse’s Social Security payments to collect unpaid child support. The answer to this question depends primarily on the type of Social Security benefits your former spouse receives. You cannot collect unpaid child support from… Read More »