Just like marriage, you should be fully committed before you take a big step like divorce. No attorney wants to initiate a divorce for a client only to find out that the client really isn't ready to take that step. It can make the entire process much more drawn-out and painful.
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which helps protect women against domestic violence and assists those who are victimized through various programs, came into being in 1994. However, it was a time-limited measure that had to be periodically renewed.
When you're in the midst of a bad marriage and an even worse divorce, it can be almost impossible to foresee a time when you'll actually be happy again.
Would you believe that your odds of getting divorced are increasing as you age? It's true. Divorce now affects one out of every four people over 50 years of age -- and that figure is expected to rise.
How do you help your children cope with their new reality following your breakup with your spouse? Whether you're newly separated or already divorced, there are a lot of transitions going on your child's life.