For many people, the holidays are a time to get together with extended family, share traditions, or perhaps even take a long-awaited vacation. At a time when most things in our lives are supposed to be happier and more joyful, some couples are facing the realization that divorce may be imminent. Instead of feeling hopeful for the new year approaching, and the possibilities for changes and improvements that a new year can bring, some couples are feeling completely disillusioned and fearful.
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A “bird's nest” co-parenting arrangement is one that is uniquely child-centered. It may work for some families, but certainly not for others. However, done correctly---it may be the least disruptive and financial sound decision parents can make for their children.
With the increasing use of technology and social media, now more than ever users have to be extremely mindful of the content that we share with the public. We’ve heard about the consequences of social media use can cause in our professional life, but not so much in our personal life. It is no surprise that in today’s modern times social media plays an increasing role in contributing to a break up within a marriage. What many do not realize however, is the effect that social media use can have during actual divorce proceeding.
Divorce is difficult, no matter what. When the divorce can affect the survival of a family business, it can be even more emotional. Nearly 40% of first marriages end in divorce and 60% of second marriages end in divorce. When we consider that small family businesses make up 80-90% of all businesses in America, the repercussions are enormous.
Although divorce has always been a concern, it has become much more commonplace in the last 50 years. Divorce rates have skyrocketed in both first and second marriages. Today, nearly 40-50% of first marriages end in divorce and 60% of second marriages end in divorce.
While divorce is not a cheerful topic or a happy time in a couple’s life, it is a reality for millions of Americans who divorce or who are considering calling it quits with their spouse. The struggles are the same for everyone between who was right, who was wrong, who gets the kids on the weekend, the house or the dog. Divorce is difficult, but understanding the do’s and don’ts and how to start the divorce process is crucial for ensuring a smooth, healthy transition from marriage to divorce.