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Gray divorce asset division: be aware of the basics

Years have passed in your marriage, you’re in your golden years and have come to the conclusion that you and your partner have simply grown apart or have irreconcilable differences – it’s time for a gray divorce.

That’s the term for couples aged 50 or older who divorce, and the numbers are on the rise. According to Pew Research Center, Gray divorce rates have doubled since the 1990’s, while all other divorce rates have fallen. When your kids are all grown up, the tricky part of the divorce process is you and your partner’s financial situation – how to divide the assets.

Behaviors to look out for in your child after divorce

When parents get divorced, it is hard on their kids. Adjusting to life in two homes and spending time with parents separately can take a toll on the whole family.

Several sources report about the psychological effects a divorce can have on children. These effects are real, but the children of divorced parents usually develop into healthy and successful adults, just like any other child. However, that does not mean that there are no obstacles along the way. Parents should be aware of certain behaviors that children commonly exhibit during divorce. That way, they can take action to give their children the help and support they need during this stressful time. 

Decide on the changes your home life needs after divorce

The changes that come with a divorce can seem never-ending but finding the new way of life so you can move on is imperative. For people who have children, the journey toward finding the new normal can be challenging. Despite the difficulties, it is important that you take the time to work through them as quickly as possible so you can have things set for the children.

There are several different things to think about and plan for when you are in this position. The more prepared you are, the better you can help your children as they work to adjust. Always remember that they will thrive on consistency so this must be the focal point of all your plans for the house in Miami where the kids are involved.

Staying on top of divorce-linked money matters

Most divorcing spouses in Miami and across Florida certainly don’t think of marital dissolution in terms of a sink-or-swim analogy, of course.

For select others, though, that image might seem both spot-on and vivid, especially concerning personal finances.

Prenuptial agreements and property division during divorce

The rate of divorce has been increasing during recent decades. Unfortunately, divorce is often messy and unpredictable. It is for this reason that couples create a prenuptial agreement before entering marriage.

A prime consideration when creating a prenuptial agreement concerns division of property in the event a divorce occurs. The property division process during divorce can be particularly complex.

These 3 behaviors could put your parenting time at risk

Timesharing is often one of the greatest challenges for parents who decide to split up. Each wish to have as much time with their child(ren) as possible, but complicated schedules can lead to frustration and hard feelings. It is easy to slip into behaviors that can land a parent in trouble for parenting time interference.

Who makes child custody decisions?

If you and your spouse are headed for divorce, one of your main concerns may be over the custody of your child. You are probably used to spending a great deal of time with your child, and it may feel unsettling to think about any potential limitations on your time together.

Most people understand that some decisions regarding child custody must be made before divorce can be finalized. However, those who have not been through the divorce process before may not realize who ends up making those decisions, and, truthfully, the answer depends on the individual situation.

Same-sex divorce may just be a strong sign of marriage equality

If you live in South Florida, you almost certainly know that June is Pride Month (and this year is especially momentous in light of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots). There are many things to celebrate during Pride Month each year, including the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal nationwide. Prior to that ruling, the practice was legal in some states, illegal in some states and constitutionally banned in others.

In the years since same-sex marriage became legal, many gay and lesbian couples have gotten married, and a significant number have gotten divorced. Although certain gay couples might view divorce as a failure (especially after just being granted the right to marry), some see it as another sign of equality and parity with heterosexual couples.

Be sure to do these things after your divorce is final

As you move into the divorce process, it may seem like there is no end in sight. However, as you continue to inch forward, you'll begin to see the finish line.

Once your divorce is final, it's time to move on with your life. It's time to leave the past in the past and look forward to everything the future has to offer.

Answer these alimony questions before going through a divorce

If you're moving toward the divorce process, it's time to learn more about alimony. While it may not end up being a part of your divorce settlement, it's still a good idea to understand how it works.

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a monthly payment made by one former spouse to the other. The purpose of alimony is to reduce the economic impact of divorce on one spouse who is at a financial disadvantage.

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