When it comes to divorce, there is often a financial burden placed on one party upon separation. The spouse who earns less may be faced with the pressure of finding a new job to replace the income enjoyed while married. If you assume that the woman is the partner in this position, you may be surprised to learn that it is men who are increasingly being named as recipients of alimony after a divorce. According to Reuters, in fact, shifting social values have motivated more men to seek support. There are several other reasons, too, and things to consider regarding men and alimony.
According to the Pew Research Center, the number of fathers staying at home to raise children has nearly doubled since 1989. In some instances, this is happening because the father is unemployed or unable to work, or because the mother has a higher earning potential. In many cases, however, fathers want to stay home and care for their families and households.
There are many issues that can spur debate and controversy between divorcing spouses. Undoubtedly, some of the most contentious divorce issues revolve around the division of assets and property. This is often especially true in high-asset divorces, where couples tend to have a complex and diversified assortment of investment and retirement accounts.
The decision to get divorced can be extremely difficult for people who have built their lives together. Finally making that first step toward starting a new life can be emotionally draining, and can leave a person unsure of what comes next. No matter how tempting it is to just get the divorce over with, the decisions you make during this period will be difficult to reverse.
The process of divorce can be an extremely challenging time for many families. It can be extremely tempting for those involved in a highly-contested divorce to simply want to just get the divorce over with, and sign off on any settlements that are proposed.
It used to be that the biggest property fight in nearly every divorce was over who got to keep the house. Now, in the wake of the Great Recession and its attendant foreclosure crisis, this dispute looks much different - couples are fighting over who must take responsibility for the mortgage debt.
There is currently a growing divorce among baby-boomers in the United States. These "gray divorces" often involve couples who have been together for decades, and despite having lived a large portion of their lives together, decide that it is time to move on.
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