One of the most frequently cited family law statistics is that 50% of marriages end in divorce. No one gets married with the expectation of getting divorced. However, changes, including in the nature of the relationship between spouses, are inevitable and one or both spouses may ultimately come to the conclusion that a divorce is in the best interests of all involved. Below are some common signs of a failing marriage:
1. Decision making has become a dictatorship. There used to be a time when you and your partner would discuss the upcoming weekend plans, what to eat for dinner, the handling of work-related issues, etc. Now, you are making decisions without consideration from the other.
Many people turn to prenuptial agreements as a form of divorce insurance designed to protect them from the worst effects of a divorce. Celebrity Harrison Ford was not one of them, at least during his first marriage. As a result he was ordered to pay ex-wife and screenwriter Melissa Mathison $90 million during their divorce. More recent celebrities seem to have learned Harrison’s mistake and have reportedly worked some interesting provisions into their prenuptial agreements.
Divorce can be a highly emotional process and people going through a divorce do not always act rationally. This may help to explain some of the interesting settlements between former spouses addressed below. Forget child custody, what happens when a couple has shared possession of a goat? Have a look at 10 examples of offbeat divorce settlements.
The new year is upon us and divorced parents may be considering their New Year's resolutions. Being a single parent or co-parent is hard, but identifying a few key areas that could be improved will help both the parent and child(ren).
Managing the holidays when you are married with children definitely takes some finesse and strategy. Sometimes just the negotiating where to go can be rough: “Should we alternate years for Thanksgiving and so on?" Or "Do we visit one house, then the other if we live in the same town?” Forget simplicity if both families live out of town.
Once you add a divorce and shared child custody to the equation holiday planning gets even more complicated and difficult.
The holidays should be time of joy and family gatherings. While going through a divorce has profound effects on one’s outlook towards the holidays with the proper outlook and planning it is possible to enjoy the holidays even while going through a divorce. During the holiday season we will be providing some helpful tips to ease the stress of the holiday season.
10 Celebrities Who Were Victims of Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence comes in many forms; emotional, physical and financial, and it can be perpetrated by either partner in a relationship. Instances of abuse happen more often than we would like to think. According to the Domestic Violence Resource Center, “one in four women has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime.” Statistics of men’s abuse is scarce as men are less likely to verbalize the abuse, due to cultural norms. Many celebrities have been victims as well. In the wake of a well-publicized recent incident involving Hope Solo, of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team and her fiancé former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, here is a list of 10 celebrity victims of domestic violence:
Divorce can be a trying, frustrating and expensive process for anyone. Just how expensive a divorce is may depend on the assets being divided. Here are the 10 largest divorce settlements according to thisismoney.co.uk: