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Finalizing a divorce usually needs more than a court order

Those in Arizona going through a divorce may think the divorce decree is the final step in parting with their spouse. It is in a way because the marriage is dissolved with the decree, but other things must be dealt with after the divorce. Fortunately, many of these items are more of a housekeeping nature and not as emotionally taxing as the divorce process. They still need to be completed to avoid problems in the future, however.

Divorce considerations for business owners

Arizona spouses who decide to divorce may face an array of emotional, practical and financial complications during the property division process. This can be challenging for almost anyone, especially when sentimental items or high-value assets are involved. However, it can be even more difficult when a family business is part of the divorce.

Misconceptions about home ownership during divorce

Disagreements are common in a divorce. While alimony and child custody tend to be the most heated, what to do with a family home can be a major source of stress. Who stays in the home can affect everything from each spouse's cost of living to child custody arrangements. There are three basic arrangements that can be made, when one spouse wants to retain the property, for a family home during a divorce.

Factors that affect the price of a divorce

Cost is one of the most important factors that couples in Arizona and throughout the country consider when determining whether to file for divorce. Divorce can be expensive: up to $15,000 per person in the United States. There are a number of factors that will determine if the divorce is more or less expensive.

Study reveals that marriage and divorce rates are both falling

Divorce rates in Arizona and around the country have fallen of late, but about 1 million couples still choose to end their marriages each year. In 2000, the divorce rate stood at four out of every 100,000, but that figure has since fallen to 2.9 out of every 100,000. However, this fall in divorces is more likely caused by fewer couples choosing to marry to begin with than an increase in marital bliss.

Gray divorce presents various challenges

Divorcing later in life is becoming more and more common in Arizona and all over the United States. Often referred to as gray divorce, the phenomenon has created new challenges for people over the age of 50. In the 1990s, 10 percent of people over 50 years of age were divorced. The number has since increased to 25 percent. The experience of gray divorce is financially stressful and can lead to a number of psychological side effects.

How spouses may be entitled to part of a business in divorce

Some business owners in Arizona might hesitate to get a prenuptial agreement because they do not want to appear as though they are preparing for divorce. However, a prenup can give a couple the opportunity to decide how they will divide properly fairly in less emotional circumstances and can help protect a business. If the prenup makes the business separate property, the complex process of valuating the business prior to divorce can be avoided.

Divorce and paying for college

Arizona parents who are thinking about getting a divorce may be concerned about its negative financial impact, particularly regarding how they will be able to afford to pay for the higher education of their children. However, wise planning can be used to ensure that they are able to address the financial obligations for their children's college education.

Lack of commitment, infidelity among top-ranking divorce factors

Two people walking down the aisle together in Arizona often have specific reasons why they made the decision to tie the knot. This is also true when a couple decides to end a marriage. In order to find out the specific reasons why some couples split, the National Center for Biotechnology Information conducted a study to rank the top divorce-related factors. They did this by interviewing divorced couples who had participated in a prevention and relationship enhancement program before getting married.

Prenuptial advice for college students

A prenuptial agreement can be effective for anyone thinking about getting married regardless of how old they are. For younger people attending school in Arizona and elsewhere, they may find it hard to imagine one day having many valuable assets to divide. It can also be tough to think about the future when there is uncertainty over what type of educational and career track a person could take.


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