Recently, I learned a story of a special needs family divorcing that broke my heart, and the saddest part is that it is all too common. In this story, the parent who was the primary caregiver was inclined initially to give up everything, truly everything, in the name of the well-being of the kids. Sounds like a good parent who deeply cares, all of which is true, but think about the well-being of the kids and parents, and how they all are affected by these decisions including loss of parent, stability, health, income, and more.
Negotiating the details of a divorce is likely to be stressful, but certain factors can make it even more difficult than necessary. Any disputes regarding the residence of each partner may cause discord and contention, but your living situation should be afforded careful thought before any major decisions are made. While moving out may seem like the best option, there are several potential consequences you might not expect. Consider the following four things that could happen if you move out.
Throwing a party is a trend for those recently divorced. What the party looks like depends on what the divorce looked like. Those who ended on friendly terms tend to have a tasteful get-together to express that they still have respect and consideration for each other and want their loved ones to as well. Those who had high-conflict divorces use the party as an opportunity to figuratively seek revenge on their ex through means such as burning belongings and gifts. Consider the following pros and cons as you decide if you want to have a divorce party.
While the holiday season can be great for family time, it is also bound to introduce some stresses for divorced parents and their children.
While no one gets married anticipating that the marriage will end, you may see your divorce coming long before it's filed. In order to guarantee that the process is smooth and the transition is as easy as possible mentally, financially and emotionally, it's important to plan ahead for a divorce. This can minimize stress and anxiety on you, your spouse and your children and guarantee that the legal process is quick and easy.
In an ideal situation, parenting has plenty of challenges. Something that's come to the forefront of the parenting landscape these days is co-parenting. There has been plenty written about the difficulties and breakthroughs of this subject. Everyone would agree that co-parenting isn't easy.
In recent years, divorce among adults over the age of 50 has become more common. In 2010, twice as many older adults were untying the knot than they were in 1990, according to a Bowling Green State University study.
No matter when a divorce happens, it poses certain financial challenges for both people once the dust settles. But women over 50 often have some unique challenges that younger women are less likely to face, especially if they have been married for some time or if they spent a significant amount of time during the marriage out of the traditional paid workforce.
If you're in the process of divorce, or even just contemplating it, there are so many things you have to think about. One of the things that many people neglect to sort out is health insurance. If you have health insurance through your own job or some other means that's not tied to your spouse, you don't have anything to worry about. But if you insure your spouse under your plan, or they insure you under theirs, the time to sort out what you're going to do is now.
You've made the decision to file for divorce. Now, when should you do it? You should consider a few issues before you decide when to file for divorce to protect yourself and your loved ones. Below is a list of what to consider and when it is the most beneficial time to file for divorce depending on your circumstances.