Imagine you and your spouse are going through a rough patch in your marriage. After years of happiness, even the most basic tasks in your life bring out unhappy emotions and lead to small arguments between the two of you. As a result, you both think that it is time for a divorce. But, you also have a child. How will your divorce affect your son or daughter? How will the resulting divorce agreement take this complex issue into account?
Many couples who decide to get married may talk about their financial situation and come to the conclusion that they need a prenuptial agreement. The contract protects both spouses and can outline a wide variety of responsibilities and clauses that are inherent to marriage.
A few weeks ago, we wrote about social media and divorce. This is a very touchy subject, because while it is incredibly important and though it does pose a risk to many people, ultimately social media is a tool that has become an integral part of the world. In that post from a few weeks ago, we weren't exactly specific when it came to strategies or alternative approaches to social media if you are going through a divorce.
When it comes to social media and divorce, there's only one rule to live by if you want to eliminate any risks: don't use social media during a divorce. It is the only way to truly protect yourself from the dangers of social media while you and your spouse are calling it quits.
Many people in Phoenix, Arizona have probably heard about couples "separating," and they may think to themselves "is there any difference between that and getting a divorce?" The answer is yes. Separating from your spouse is different than actually getting a divorce, so let's look at what makes these two family law statuses what they are.
When you and your spouse are going through a divorce, everything in your life will feel more complicated. Even though you know what you're doing is for the best, it can still turn your life upside-down. However, there are some concrete steps you can take -- and some unfortunate actions to avoid -- that will make the whole process simpler and more efficient.
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When a couple files for divorce, financial issues are usually at the top of the list. Even if they aren't, each person is going to have a dramatically different financial life after the divorce than when they were married. This is why, in some circumstances, spousal support is awarded to one of the spouses. Spousal support is by no means guaranteed in a divorce -- but if there is a legitimate financial need, and if the other spouse can fulfill the financial need of their ex, then it may be awarded.
While you may know the basics of a divorce, many people may not know the legal process of going through a divorce. So today, we are going to talk about a simple timeline of events that are likely to occur when a couple decides it is time to walk back that walk down the aisle. Before we list the timeline, though, keep in mind that every divorce is unique, and there are no guarantees that your divorce will follow this exact timeline.