Marital dissolution is a major life event affecting millions of Americans. While common, divorce is not the only option for people who wish to end a relationship. In Arizona, spouses may legally separate instead for several reasons.
Family court cases present multiple issues, such as legal decision-making for a child, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, and property or debt division. Each of these issues, in turn, is complex. So it is not unusual for parties to get disorganized, confused, or overwhelmed by the minutiae of divorce filings. Without support and helpful resources, people can misstep.
There is a lot to do and think about when navigating the family court process. People are often figuring out their finances, living situation, and parenting schedules - not to mention coping with the difficult emotions.
If you are ready to end your marriage but your spouse isn't, you can be understandably concerned about whether he or she will be able to prevent you from getting a divorce. In the end, a reluctant spouse can probably delay a divorce, but rarely succeeds in stopping it.
A great many people live online, from making digital bank transactions to updating social media. And while technology and the Internet have led to incredible advances in our society, there is a darker side.
One of the main concerns people have when they divorce is what their financial situation will look like after the divorce. This is not unusual, as going from a single household with one or two incomes to two separate households can take a toll on parties' economic resources.
We have written numerous blogs discussing some of the things people should or should not do during a divorce. However, it's not just about what people do while getting divorced that affects the outcome; what they say can have an impact as well.
Wedding photographers are in a unique position to observe the interactions between brides and grooms during wedding photo shoots. As such, below are some common red flags these professional shutterbugs have noticed often lead to broken marriages.
For many years, spousal support was an important part of divorce, focused on helping two spouses divorce fairly without one party or the other entering financial ruin in the process. In many cases, only one spouse was the primary breadwinner in a home while the other spouse spent his, or, more often, her time in addressing matters at home.
Married women who have children have increasingly begun to outpace their male spouses as primary breadwinners for the family. In 2011, 23 percent of the wives in those families earned more than their husbands.