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August 2016 Archives

Grey divorce: older couples are filing more and more

37230984_S.jpgOver the last five years, you have probably heard about a phenomenon in the world of family law that has been gaining steam. It is called "grey divorce" and it refers to the notion that older couples are getting divorced more and more frequently. A grey divorce is when two spouses are aged 50 or older and they decide to get a divorce.

Deciding to divorce: financial considerations to make

34058336_S.jpgImagine a married couple that lives many years together. They obviously get used to a certain lifestyle and a certain routine, right/ Well, one day they have an argument that has been building for years, and the couple realizes that they have hit a very serious and potentially relationship-breaking impasse. After weeks, or perhaps months, of therapy and trying to figure out their problems, they realize there is simply no fixing their problem.

Co-parenting pop quiz: Are you ready to go back to school?

43145979_S.jpgIn the coming weeks, kids across Springfield will be heading back to the structure and routine of a new school year. In preparation, parents will be doing some back-to-school shopping, checking out class schedules, meeting teachers and doing whatever needs to be done to prepare their kids for the next year.

A reminder that divorce isn't always a bitter end

41099799_S.jpgOur source article for this post is a bit different than most other sources. It is a collection of Instagram posts that show divorcing couples posing for their "divorce selfie." Basically, divorcing couples are celebrating their divorce by taking a picture of themselves with their ex-spouses and showing the world that they are not confined or constrained by the stereotypes of divorce and the way most people expect certain events to turn out.

Spouses that receive child support: these costs are covered

42706524_S.jpgChild support is a crucial aspect to many divorce agreements not just because it helps a spouse who may not be fully able to cover certain expenses for a child, but because the child needs the financial resources to learn, grow and become the person that he or she wants to become. And yet, there are some people that think child support should only apply for a finite number of costs.

How a military divorce adds complex layers to the process

49812917_S (1).jpgDivorce is an inherently complicated situation for any couple or family going through the process. But imagine now if one of or both of the spouses involved in that divorce was a member of the United States military. In these cases -- though many of the logistics are similar to a non-military divorce -- there are numerous complex circumstances involved in completing the divorce.

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