Have you heard that the divorce rate, after rising for so long, has started to drop in the United States? Some studies have shown that it has begun to fall again.
Are you thinking of divorce but unsure if you can do it or not? One thing that may influence your thinking is whether or not you have seen other people go through it. These people could be friends or family members.
When one person asks for a divorce, or at least brings it up for the first time, it's common for the other spouse to wonder if they can save the marriage. They aren't sure that divorce is inevitable yet. They think they can still fix things.
Just because you are getting divorced does not mean your daily schedule changes. You still have other obligations. You still have a strict schedule at work and goals you need to accomplish. How do you balance the two?
You know that it's illegal to lie during a divorce case. You have to be honest about everything. This includes how you both acted during the marriage, what assets you control and much more.
You do not want to get divorced. Your spouse does. They file for divorce. If you just ignore it, can that slow the process down or get your spouse to give up entirely?
You may find yourself wondering how often people think about ending their marriages. Maybe it's crossed your mind with your own relationship, and you want to know if most people are in the same boat or if you have a surprisingly problematic marriage. Maybe you're not even sure if you want to split up for real, so you're just wondering how normal it is to think about divorce at all.
Have you ever heard people say that you don't want to get married too young or that you should never get married before you get done with college? Maybe you've wondered why it matters; if you already found the right person for you, isn't that the only thing you really need to worry about?
Sometimes, when people think of a "fair" divorce agreement, what they really mean is that they want the exact same life after the divorce that they had before it. They want the same home, the same standard of living, the same financial freedom. They think that the goal is to set things up with property division, spousal support and child support so that it is as if they never got divorced at all.
Your spouse files for divorce, and the first thing they tell you is that they're going to make sure you never see the kids again. They want to get full custody. They think it is best for the child if you are no longer a part of their life.