Do You Need a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Couples looking forward to getting married are often confused about pre-nuptial agreements. Do they need one? Isn’t a pre-nuptial agreement just for rich people? How do you get one? Can you write it yourself? Addressing the five W’s should clear up any confusion. Who It can be a good idea for a couple to have a pre-nuptial agreement but it is especially critical for individuals with children from a prior marriage or with previously acquired assets that they’d like to keep as...

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Divorce Statistics – Pieces of the Puzzle

Aug 8, 2012 by

Some have said “The happiest time in anyone’s life is after their divorce.” Are all long-lasting love stories disappearing? Only to become a movie you can rent on a Friday night? The recently announced 2008 divorce rates show that American’s are choosing the route of long-term separation rather than putting the time into making a long-term commitments successful. With only 11 out of our 50 states having divorce rate less than 10%, it is enough to make one think that if...

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What is Spousal Support?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Spousal support refers to the practice of one member of the marriage regularly providing support for another after a divorce. This differs from child support as it is to help support and maintain the lifestyle of one half of the divorced pair rather than help care for a child produced from the relationship. Also referred to as alimony, spousal support is only paid in about ten percent of all instances of divorce. Although individual states have different laws regarding spousal support, there...

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Divorce, Families & Dollars

Aug 8, 2012 by

People in the United States know that divorce and children can both be expensive propositions. And now that the current economic downturn appears to be a lasting recession, people don’t seem to have much money to spend on either. The trend for people to hold off getting divorced during this recession was already evident. Now, recent numbers released by the National Center for Health Statistics show that the U.S. birth rate has fallen to its lowest level since records have been...

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Statistics – Pieces of Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Some have said “The happiest time in anyone’s life is after their divorce.” Are long-lasting love stories disappearing, to become only a movie you can rent on a Friday night? The recently announced 2008 divorce rate shows that American’s are choosing the route of long-term separation rather than putting the time into making a long-term commitments successful. With only 11 out of our 50 states having divorce rate less than 10%, it is enough to make one think that if...

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