Recent Blog Posts

Tips for Communicating with Your Spouse During Divorce

It’s understandable if you would prefer to completely avoid your spouse while you are going through your divorce. However, there will be some situations in which at least a little communication is necessary. The following are some tips to help you make communication as effective and painless as possible. Time your communication right: Avoid speaking… Read More »

The Risk Factors That Make Divorce More Likely

There are many factors that can make a marriage harder work than it needs to be and make it more likely that it ends in a divorce. You may or may not have control over many of these factors. Still, there are some steps you can take to strengthen your relationship and give you and… Read More »

Which Occupations Have the Highest, Lowest Divorce Rates?

There’s a variety of factors that can make a divorce more likely for a couple, including social, economic and demographic factors. It therefore may come as no surprise that there are some occupations that tend to have higher divorce rates than others. The U.S. Census Bureau has data associated with divorce rates for those working… Read More »

Military Divorce Rate Remains Steady While Marriages Fall

Recent studies of divorces in the military indicate that, as of 2017, the overall divorce rate among service members stayed steady at the same rate in 2017. It was the fourth year in a row in which the rate was between 3 and 3.1 percent. This is slightly below the 3.2 percent overall divorce rate… Read More »

Keep Your Expectations in Check During a Divorce

When it comes to divorce, it’s important to remain as realistic as possible. There likely will never be a circumstance in which you get everything you want. Divorce is very much a give-and-take sort of process, with a lot of compromising and negotiating required. In fact, an unwillingness to compromise may not be in your… Read More »

How to Boost Your Social Security Spousal Benefits if You’re Divorced

As you approach your divorce, you can expect Social Security benefits to be an issue in the asset division process. Even if you’ve never worked under Social Security, there’s still a possibility you can get a share of your former spouse’s retirement benefits if you are 62 or older and if your spouse receives disability… Read More »

Starting Your Financial Recovery After a Divorce

Divorce can lead to you taking a big hit financially. At the very least, you are likely to lose a second source of income, which means you may need to adjust your lifestyle to meet your new financial reality. Below are some steps you can take to begin your financial recovery after a divorce: Don’t… Read More »

Are Millennials Causing a Big Drop in Divorce Rates?

If you follow the news, you’ve likely seen reports indicating that the national divorce rate has been dropping steadily over the last couple decades. Between 2008 and 2017, the national divorce rate fell by about 21 percent. That downward trend is expected to continue in the coming years. Many researchers believe that a major cause… Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions to Make if You’re Planning to Get Divorced

The calendar is about to turn over into a new year, which means many people are trying to come up with some resolutions they can make to better themselves and their lives in the year to come. If you are planning to get divorced, some of these resolutions may very well have to do with… Read More »

A Reminder of Upcoming Tax Changes That Will Affect Divorces

The clock is rapidly running out on 2018. As soon as the calendar flips, there will be some significant tax reforms that go into effect due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law in December 2017. As you may have heard, some of these changes to the tax code will… Read More »