Dealing With Your Parents’ Divorce as an Adult

Dealing With Your Parents’ Divorce as an Adult

When parents struggle with marriage, they worry about their children. Splitting up could cause emotional damage to the children, so parents may vow to stick together until the children are grown. But does waiting until the children are over the age of 18 really make the divorce process easier? Adult children of divorce are saying no. People in their 20s, …

Why Parents Should Prioritize Their Marriage

Why Parents Should Prioritize Their Marriage

As the saying goes, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage. But once kids come, the love and marriage a couple has often does not get prioritized. Parents end up so busy taking care of the children that their marriage takes a backseat. Parents tend to think that their children should always take …

Should You Merge Finances or Keep Them Separate

Should You Merge Finances or Keep Them Separate?

Being married may sound like a dream come true, but in reality, it is a difficult task. Nobody tells you what to expect. You may have witnessed your parents’ marriage or perhaps other people’s marriages, but it is still hard to know what rules you need to abide by. One example is finances. Many couples merge their income into a …

How to Tell You Married the Right Person

How to Tell You Married the Right Person

Marriage has its ups and downs. Some days you feel like everything is going great. You love your spouse so much. Then there are days when you feel like everything annoys you about your spouse. They are driving you nuts and you feel like pulling your hair out. Many couples have days where they wonder what the future holds. Will …

Divorces More Common When Husbands are Unemployed

Divorces More Common When Husbands are Unemployed

Money is a major issue in marriages. It seems stereotypical that the man would be the breadwinner. Even nowadays, with women’s rights at the forefront, wives are still demanding that their husbands bring home the bacon. And not just a little bacon, but a lot of it. A study of 6,300 heterosexual couples showed that when men were not working …

Divorce Rates for Parents of Autistic Children

Divorce Rates for Parents of Autistic Children

Marriages can end for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, children are sometimes to blame. In many cases, the stress involved with caring for children causes marriages to fail. A divorce is likely to occur if the child requires significant care due to a long-term medical condition, such as autism. Autism is a developmental disorder that impacts the nervous system. It …

Negotiating a Divorce Settlement

Negotiating a Divorce Settlement

When you think of divorce, you may imagine a nasty court case filled with screaming and tears. But it does not necessarily have to be that way. When ending your marriage, you do not have to take the route of revenge. You can take the mature route and opt for an amicable divorce. This means you can avoid the courtroom …

Why Marriage is Good for You

Why Marriage is Good for You

When people list the benefits of marriage, they often list the advantages for the children. The kids are happier. They’re more stable. Children of divorce, on the other hand, are more likely to use alcohol and drugs, have sex, become pregnant, and attempt suicide. Yes, marriage is good for the children, but it’s also good for the spouses as well. …

Making Divorce Easy as Possible for the Kids

Making Divorce Easy as Possible for the Kids

When a couple goes through a divorce, there is a lot to unpack. The spouses are not the only ones dealing with the emotional fallout. Friends and family members may be concerned about the split. Co-workers and neighbors may be wondering what is going on. And let’s not forget the kids. In many cases, children are overlooked during the divorce …

Changes to Florida’s Alimony and Timesharing Laws

Changes to Florida’s Alimony and Timesharing Laws

In the past, Florida was known for its lenient alimony laws. It was one of few states that offered permanent alimony. This meant that a person could potentially get alimony for the rest of their life. This is no longer the case. Florida Gov. Rick DeSantis has been trying for many years to change the state’s alimony laws and this …