It isn't easy to divide a household full of stuff when you get divorced. Some of it has monetary value, some of it sentimental. Either way, it's hard.
We plan for weddings. For vacations. For holidays. Even for death.
It's understandable why you might hesitate to bring up the possibility of signing a prenuptial agreement with the person you intend to marry. You're afraid it might be seen as an admission that you already are planning your divorce.
There is no official manual if you're going through a divorce. There are, however, some really good pieces of advice that professionals, such as your financial adviser or attorney, can give you.
Your soon-to-be ex has moved out of the house. The divorce is in the works. You're untied from each other.
New York is an expensive place to live. High housing costs. High taxes. High day care costs. And often with that comes high debt, which can be a divisive factor in a marriage.
If you are going through a divorce, there will be many things that you will need to negotiate with your divorcing spouse. One of these issues will be the division of assets and spousal support. If you are a homemaker, it is likely that you have limited to no income, and that you rely financially on your divorcing spouse. If this is the case, you may be worried that your divorcing spouse will try and keep certain assets from you, unfairly thinking that you should not be entitled to them.
Typically, people wait to divorce until after the holidays. And for New York residents who decided to do just that this year, they will be in for a big surprise when they take steps to end their marriages in 2019.
Being ordered to pay child support is common when you have a child with someone and the other parent requests help. In most cases, it will be the father who is ordered to pay child support to the mother. If you are paying child support to the mother of your child, there are reasons why the support amount can be modified. This is what's known as child support modification.
Any marriage can come to a screeching halt at any point. You could be married one year or 40 years, and divorce papers could wind up being filed. It all depends on the strength of the relationship and the dedication of both partners that determines whether the marriage can be saved. So, are there signs that your marriage might end in divorce?