Divorce attorneys have a name for the first Monday following the holiday season. It's been dubbed "Divorce Day" because it's the day the office phones start ringing as unhappy couples commit to a better future. If your marriage is stable, you have no reason to worry. If your marriage has been on the rocks for some time, however, you may have cause for concern.
The moment that divorce papers are filed, the divorcing couple are bound by something known as an automatic temporary restraining order (ATRO).
One of the biggest adjustments that most people have to make during a divorce is a financial one. You suddenly have to manage a household on your own with less income. You may also be struggling to pay off debts -- and pay for your divorce.
Even though same-sex marriages are now legal throughout the United States, it's important for couples to discuss their finances early in a relationship. You don't want unpleasant financial surprises to put a damper on your relationship shortly after you move in together or get married because that can easily lead to a split.
How do you know when it's time to end your marriage? Could you and your spouse work things out and restore the bliss you once felt?
No matter who you are, a divorce brings with it some sadness -- but same-sex couples struggled so long for marriage rights that it always seems especially poignant when a same-sex couple ends up divorced.
When a same-sex couple divorces, they may face certain issues that most heterosexual couples don't have to consider.
The newest battleground for gay rights is being fought over the children of same-sex marriages.
Marriages, whether they are between heterosexual couples or same-sex couples, don't always last. Unfortunately, just as same-sex couples used to face unique hurdles in order to marry, they often face unique challenges in divorce as well -- particularly in the area of asset division.
Same-sex couples continue to feel the long-term effects that are still being caused by a bitter fight over marriage equality throughout the last decade or so.