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.
Imagine you have a 10-year-old son. You're a single mother sharing physical and legal custody with the father of your child. He spends half the time with you and half the time with his dad. However, you just got the job offer of your dreams, making triple your normal salary. The problem is: The job is out of state and your custody orders say you can't move out of state without permission from the other parent.
The Supreme Court ruling in Howell vs. Howell last month could affect the way disabled military retirees split their pensions with ex-spouses. The ruling may allow disabled retirees to pay less to their exes.
Divorce is stressful enough without anything else to worry about, but for many stay-at-home moms, separation also means that you must prepare to reenter the workforce. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 70.5 percent of women with children participated in the workforce in 2016. Despite the frequency of this situation, it can be a difficult adjustment. Here are a few tips for making it a smooth transition.
In our agist society, where less experienced young people are chosen for new jobs over more experienced older employees, it's easy to understand why people have become fixated on the "gray" divorce. The fact is, the baby boomer generation has long been one to do things differently -- so why would any baby boomer choose to stay in a bad marriage just because of the idea that older people aren't supposed to get divorced?
Marriages do not always end well, and when it's time for a divorce, people can sometimes get desperate. Hidden assets in divorce proceedings are more common than you might think. In fact, some spouses will even build a stash of cash in secret before they finally pull the trigger on the divorce process.