Divorce

Family gatherings and divorce

Ending a marriage or relationship should not end family get togethers for events such as graduations, birthdays, funerals and weddings. These events, however, should not be treated as a high school reunion where you plan to show your former rivals how successful and...

What is a blended family?

Divorce marks both an end and a beginning. Over time, the longing for companionship can draw people together. Although new, these relationships blend aspects of the past with hopes for the future. Children comprise the most prominent part the new family. As with any...

Can my job lead me to divorce?

There are many underlying causes for most divorces. One of the most common is financial trouble. Another factor that can play a role is the career of one or both of the spouses. The data One study ranked some of the careers in which younger people were more likely to...

Will domestic violence continue through divorce?

There is this commonly held myth, perpetrated by popular media, that once you leave an abusive relationship, everything is okay. However, that is not always the case. Abuse victims leave to save their lives, but the abusers can find ways to continue their abuse, even...

Is divorce the same for everyone?

No two divorces ever look exactly the same. But, is there a difference between the experiences of gay divorcees and heterosexual divorcees? Marriage equality vs. divorce equality Since about 2015, marriage equality has been the law because it was recognized as a...

What happens to marital debt after a divorce?

Debt is a staple in many Suffolk County area homes. We take on debt in the forms of a home mortgage, car payments, medical care, credit cards, etc. So, when you and your spouse decide to get a divorce, what happens to this debt? Marital property vs. separate property...

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