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The positive side of divorce

People often focus on the difficult parts of a divorce. They talk about having trouble dividing their assets or their time with the children. They worry about the future financial impact of going down to one income. They wonder how to break the news to people who are close to them. Older couples may worry about their retirement plans if they split up.

When you see divorce is coming, take steps to protect yourself

People who are going through a divorce have likely seen signs of it coming for a while. Most marriages dissolve over time instead of just ending suddenly. For some people, it's easy to miss the signs that the relationship is breaking down, but there are some common signals that are often present.

Signs the strength of your marriage is eroding

It's very unlikely that a person will find a divorce to be a complete surprise because there are usually signs that the marriage is on its last legs. Knowing these signs might help you to address them before the erode the marriage to the point of it becoming irreparable. If there's not any chance of improving things, knowing these signs can warn you that you should prepare for divorce.

What to know about divorce after 50

Divorce can be an emotional experience for those ending their marriages in Massachusetts and throughout the country. In many cases, managing emotions is one of the biggest tasks a person will undertake during the divorce process. However, it is also important to focus on the financial issues that a divorce can cause. In addition to an attorney, it may be worthwhile to hire a financial adviser who can help an individual assess the assets that they will need as a single person.

How a postnuptial agreement could help a married couple

Some couples in Massachusetts and other states have decided that a postnuptial agreement is right for their circumstances. This is a legal contract that is between an individual and their spouse. The purpose of creating this contract is to protect assets that a couple acquires throughout the time that they are married in case they divorce in the future.

Research study and Google point to January as top divorce month

People in troubled marriages in Massachusetts might view the end-of-year holiday season as their precursor to divorce. University researchers who looked at the timing of divorce filings found that they go up in January across multiple states. Trends in Google internet searches also reveal a heightened interest in divorce subjects in the second week of January. At Pinterest, searches for divorce party ideas rise by over 20% from December to January.

Overcoming financial hurdles in a divorce

A divorce may have significant financial implications for those living in Massachusetts and throughout the country. For instance, an individual may need to make monthly alimony and spousal support payments. Individuals may also be required to transfer a portion of a retirement account or other assets to a former spouse. Those who are living on their own may also be responsible for their own medical care and housing payments.

Look at all of the facts before a strategic divorce

Many couples in Massachusetts may find it odd to talk about getting a divorce in order to save some money. However, some people have felt that it is in their best interests to divorce on paper in order to save money or to qualify for certain benefits through government organizations. Before a person makes their decision, they will want to weigh both sides of the matter.

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