Most people view prenuptial agreements as if they're for the rich or famous. Perhaps you've heard stories of a billionaire trust fund baby requiring his future spouse to sign a prenup that gives up her right to his fortune in the event of a divorce. Perhaps you've viewed prenuptial agreements as a kind of insurance policy against gold diggers. However, prenuptial agreements -- although they might serve this purpose in some cases -- are much more than a way for the rich to prevent losing their money in a divorce.
Imagine you received an excellent job offer across state lines. Or, imagine your sick mother needed you on the other side of the country. If you're a single parent who shares child custody with the other parent, this kind of dilemma could represent a serious problem: Can you move to the new location so you can take the job offer or help your mother without violating your child custody agreement?
Women and men are equal under the law, but that doesn't mean they have the same concerns, and that doesn't mean they're always treated equally by society. In some situations, one or the other sex has the advantage. When it comes to financial issues, women often face more challenges than their male counterparts -- this is true especially after getting a divorce.
It's a new year, and for family law attorneys, it means that they will see a uptick in new business. A research firm, known as Family Studies, recently published information pertaining to divorce trends throughout the year. December is the slowest month for new divorces, and January is the highest.
No divorce is the same, and no decision to divorce happens for the same reasons. Nevertheless, psychologists and family therapists who have dealt with divorcing couples see some factors again and again. According to some family therapy experts, if you answer yes to the following questions, it could be a sign that you're ready to end your marriage.
An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which both parties are in agreement as to all issues, such as property division, child custody and spousal support payments. Disputes over these matters are the major reason divorce cases can drag on for months or even years. Uncontested divorces are relatively quick and sometimes can be finalized with only one court appearance. Should the parties be in total agreement as to all issues, a divorce can be finalized in just over sixty (60) days from the date of filing, unless the divorce involves minor children, then the matter might not be finalized until expiration of the statutory six month period.