As if divorce weren't complex enough, deciding what to do with a jointly run business can make things even more complicated. There aren't any recent statistics that capture just how many couples jointly own a business. However, one statistic captured in 2000 suggested that just under 7 percent of all 22 million American small businesses were owned by couples that year.
While it is not ideal, divorce has become commonplace in modern life. Perhaps it is for this reason that many attorneys report seeing an increase in the number of couples seeking a prenuptial agreement.
In order for a spouse to get the amount of alimony he or she has to pay his or her ex reduced, it often requires him or her to show that he or she experienced a decrease in the amount of pay brought in on a regular basis. In contrast, for a recipient spouse, he or she may be able to request a judge to modify the amount of spousal support that he or she receives based on increased need for more.
One of the most frustrating things about divorcing after being married for several years is thought of having to part ways with the home you've lived in for some time. Aside from it being perhaps the most expensive asset that you own, you've also likely developed a emotional connection to it.
If you grew accustomed to living a relatively comfortable lifestyle while married to your soon-to-be ex, then you likely will want to continue to do so once you divorce. Oftentimes, though, it's not possible because your spouse may have hidden some of his or her more valuable assets, making it impossible for you to enjoy the quality of life that you've long enjoyed.
Florida has one of the highest divorce rates in the country. Eleven percent of the men who live in Florida are divorced, according to an article from the Washington Post. By comparison, Nevada has the highest divorce rate in the country, and 12 percent of its men went through divorce.