Going through a divorce is incredibly stressful and emotional. It can be tempting to use social media as an outlet for the insecurity and frustration you're feeling, but posting on social media sites during a divorce case may actually hurt you in the long run.
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By now, nearly everyone in Maryland has heard about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's breakup. Jolie filed divorce papers to which Pitt failed to respond. The question is why.
Many people might assume that it would be easy for a divorcing party to answer whether their divorce is linked to abuse in their marriage. Those who are unfamiliar with the sensitive subject, however, might not understand that myths about domestic abuse live on even within abuse victims.
You may think of prenuptial agreements as contracts drawn up by wealthy men marrying younger women in order to protect the man's wealth, but these days it's women who are seeking prenups. As women are increasingly tying the knot later in life they often find themselves with substantial personal assets when they do marry. It's only natural to want to protect the financial security you bring to a marriage, and the best way to do this is with a prenuptial agreement.
When it comes to marriages, no two are alike. What works for one couple could spell the end for another. Because divorces in the United States are more common now than they were half a century ago it is not surprising that there is a curiosity about why this is the case.
Anyone who has kids or is consistently on social media knows it: the school year is beginning. Parents are packing their kids' school bags and lunches. We are all seeing the Facebook pictures of kids' first days of school.
Recently, we have shared posts about divorcing later in life. Whether someone is in the midst of the so-called "gray divorce" or younger when splitting from their spouse, the matter of the family home often comes up. For many, part of the family dream wasn't just the ideal marriage, but the ideal family home to go with it.
Sure, you can breathe a sigh of relief and feel refreshed once your divorce is finalized. All of your worry, disagreements and negotiations during the divorce process are done. An agreement is in place. A divorce decree is approved and in writing. Now life goes on.
Divorce can leave you feeling vulnerable. However, it's important to focus on financial details during this time as your future depends heavily on your divorce settlement. Your legal counsel should be experienced in the division of marital and separate assets, and have a passion for advocacy on behalf of their clients. "Equitable distribution" is not the same as an even 50/50 split of all assets, so pay attention to financial matters throughout your divorce proceedings.
In the first post in this two-part series, we talked about one of the things that could put an older individual in a particularly tough financial position following a divorce: asset hiding by their spouse. Another thing that could have very negative financial implications for a person in a gray divorce is not being careful enough when it comes to what is ultimately in a settlement they reach when it comes to property division.