It's difficult to feel like wanting a divorce is progress. For many people in Florida who were raised with a strong family ethic, divorce can feel like a sort of bankruptcy or an admission of failure. But just like bankruptcy's true purpose, a divorce can be a fresh start for people who truly need one.
The emotional consequences of divorce are well-documented, as it can be one of the most stressful events in a person's life. Divorces involving a large number of marital assets can be especially problematic, as the division can become the points of contention when things are otherwise going smoothly.
"I don't know of anything that's ever been this big," says one family law professor.
The on-again, off-again marriage of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant is on again. The couple used Vanessa Bryant's Instagram account to tell the world that they've reconciled and are dismissing their high-asset divorce case. Kobe Bryant's Facebook page confirmed the reconciliation. The announcement marks the latest chapter in the celebrity couple's high-profile relationship.
Once again, it is that specter of a prenuptial agreement in a high-profile, high-asset divorce case.