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Divorce after 50: Is it worth it?

Divorce over 50 is becoming an increasingly popular trend. "Gray divorce", as many are now calling it, is strongly linked to retirement and perhaps the discontent that comes with it. Being around your spouse 24/7 might not be as appealing as you might think once you begin to live the reality.

"Some couples might find they don't have quite as much in common as they once thought," Rob Pascal and Dr. Louis H. Primavera write in their book, "The Retirement Maze: What You Should Know Before and After You Retire". People grow apart, and this can be ignored or go unnoticed while both or one spouse is working full time. But once retirement arrives, it can become glaringly obvious that perhaps the couple is no longer as compatible as they once were.

How to divide up even the most complex of assets in your divorce

If you and your spouse are going through a separation, then one of the first things you two can benefit from doing is sitting down and making a list of every single asset that the two of you have acquired during your marriage.

In doing this inventory, it's important that you leave off of the list anything that one spouse or the other inherited during the course of the marriage. It's also critical that you not include anything on that list that you or your spouse brought into the marriage as neither one would qualify as marital property.

3 ways divorced stay-at-home moms can rebuild credit

If you were a stay-at-home mom while married, it can be daunting to rebuild your finances after divorce. Figuring out how to do it all on your own can seem impossible at times, but do not lose hope. While divorce can be hard on your finances, it is possible to build yourself back up. One of the best ways to bounce back is by rebuilding your credit.

Having an impressive credit score can help you buy a house, finance a new car, get insurance coverage and process rental applications. Keep reading for some tips from Bankrate about rebuilding your credit after divorce.

What the 10/10 rule means for military divorce

Military divorces are different to a normal divorce, because the retirement pay distribution to the former spouse is subject to federal law.

This blog will provide a brief overview on the "10/10" rule, which is a guideline for the retirement pay that will be received by the former spouse.

The law on relocation and child custody

Child custody agreements are often very fragile since they are mostly mutual agreements between two people that have decided to separate from each other. Therefore, when a custodial parent decides to relocate with his or her child, it can cause a lot of damage to the mutual trust that has been built, and can potentially breach the child custody agreement, too.

This blog serves as a brief overview of where the law stands on child custody and relocation plans.

What you need to know about visitation scheduling

When going through a divorce or establishing co-parenting routines, getting clarity around visitation schedules is vital. This blog will give a brief overview on the types of visitation schedules and what they mean.

Different states have varying laws which need to be considered, but it's also important to know the differences in terms such as "fixed visitation" and "reasonable visitation".

3 common questions about child support enforcement

If your ex-spouse has lost his or her job, does it mean that he or she will be able to pay less child support?

If behind on child support payments, his or her unemployment will not have any effect on what he or she already owes. However, if they make an immediate petition to the court to ask for a reassessment of their circumstances, it is likely that the court will reduce their obligations in line with what they can now afford.

What will divorce mean for your taxes?

One large factor in going through a divorce is making sure that the financial assets are reallocated fairly, and that any tax implications are dealt with properly. This blog will present a brief overview of how divorce and the transfer of assets may affect your taxes.

Splitting assets between each partner

How to protect a business during a divorce

The divorce rate is dropping across the United States. Time Magazine even reported that in 2016, the national divorce rate hit a 40-year low.

Despite the good news, divorces are still prevalent. Every case is unique, and the divorce process gets even more complicated when one of the spouses started a business during or directly before the marriage. It is not unheard of for entrepreneurs to lose their companies, but there are steps people can take while married to safeguard business interests in case a divorce ever happens.

When divorce is in the air for Florida military couples

Ending a marriage must be one the most gut-wrenching events anyone can go through. Now, take that pain and hardship and imagine how it multiplies for military couples. While military divorces are not automatically more difficult than civilian divorces, certain things can and do complicate divorce issues in ways civilians cannot understand.

Regardless of whether you and your spouse have already moved to initiate a divorce, the following sections offer some insight military couples might use to save their marriages or at the very least divorce more smoothly.


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