Many of us are conditioned to believe that money has the potential of resolving our problems. However, researchers with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers have concluded that divorce rates increase when the economy is doing well and the more money that a couple makes.
The months following the holidays are generally busy for divorce attorneys as many couples spend time together and realize that they just don't mesh anymore. This year, though, there's a final rush right before the year ends for a whole other reason. Many couples are looking to finalize their divorces before Jan. 1 in hopes that they won't be impacted by the changes to alimony that the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will bring with it.
At the start of your marriage, virtually nothing seemed likely to tear you and your spouse apart. As with many couples in the Fort Meyers area, though, the two of you became incompatible over time. Unlike some other divorcing spouses, however, you are neither bitter nor angry.
Once spouses wrap their minds around pulling the plug on their marriages, they often ask how quickly that they can finalize their divorce in their state. There's no one simple answer to this question.
Although there are some couples who are able to settle their divorces amicably, for others, things have festered far too long for them to be able to do so. Those spouses tend to drag one another in and out of court fighting over just about everything from child custody and support to property division to alimony. Many of them would be better off trying to resolve their differences using collaborative divorce approaches.