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High Asset Divorce Archives

Gallup: Divorce rate down, yet more Americans find it morally OK

According to the Gallup organization, adults in the U.S. have come to see both marriage and divorce differently than they had in the past. The group concludes that most demographic groups in America no longer see marriage and divorce in moral terms, but rather as formal legal processes.

Moving on after a gray divorce

Divorcing after 50 may seem like a terrifying prospect. However, you may be better equipped to handle a divorce versus women that are in their twenties or thirties. You have had time to establish yourself financially. In addition, you may also be able to handle the rollercoaster of emotions and mental challenges due to your life experiences.

Consider mediation to turn your contested divorce to uncontested

If you're getting a divorce, you may want to consider mediation to help you resolve the distribution of property, support and parenting issues. Mediation has many advantages, including the low cost, flexibility and confidentiality, among others. Yet you may wonder if mediation can be an effective way to resolve issues that are real sticking points -- the issues that keep you from filing your divorce as uncontested.

Debt/credit issues important to consider when merging, or separating, finances

Among the things a marriage typically involves is a couple merging their finances. It is important for a couple to handle such an endeavor with great care. There are many issues that can be crucial for a newly married couple to carefully consider before deciding how to go about merging their finances.

How to determine if your spouse is hiding assets during divorce

Going through a divorce can become a protracted and frustrating process. It is difficult putting an official end to one of your most important relationships. If your former spouse is refusing to cooperate, that can make divorcing so much harder than it needs to be. If you have already separated or are estranged, there may be additional complications to your divorce. An estranged spouse may refuse to share critical financial information, which can complicate the process. After all, how can you work toward an equitable distribution of assets if you don't know what marital assets exist?

When one's spouse is uncooperative regarding financial info in a divorce

With all of the emotions and issues involved in a divorce, things have the potential to turn contentious. For example, a person could encounter uncooperativeness from their estranged spouse. One area in which a spouse could become uncooperative is in sharing financial information that only they have access to.

Why retirement is an important thing to think about in a divorce

Divorce is a major transition in a person's life. When getting divorced, it can be important to give some thought to another big life transition, one's future retirement. Specifically, it can be important to pay close attention to issues regarding retirement savings during and after a divorce.

Social media can make things harder during your divorce

For many, social media has become a primary means of connecting with others. In some cases, people use their social media accounts to maintain friendships, share special news and get advice or recommendations from people. Other people use it as a platform for venting frustrations and gossiping. If you fall into that second category and are going through a divorce, you should be very careful about what you are posting on social media. In some cases, it can and will be used against you during your divorce proceedings. You should speak with your attorney about how to act on social media.

Key details in real estate matters in a divorce

Property division in a divorce can involve a wide range of high-value assets. This includes real estate. Although the family home can raise significant property division issues, it is far from the only type of real estate a divorce can involve. Other types of real estate subject to property division in a divorce could include investment properties, such as rental properties, and vacation homes.

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