Separating from your spouse is a complicated and taxing process, especially when you start to get into the financial aspect of it. Understanding that debt and divorce go hand in hand, and why they do, can help you do your best to avoid winding up in the same position. The team at O'Keefe Family Law wants to provide you with a few of the reasons that this happens so that you can do your best to keep it from happening to you.
Worrying about how children will handle a divorce goes beyond the younger ages that are often talked about. While preparing small children for a divorce is something that needs to be talked about often, it's just as serious to prepare for how divorce will affect children that are now adults.
Many Options Available To Couples Who Are Uncoupling
Ending a marriage is one of the most stressful and emotionally debilitating experiences anyone can have. Whether you are the person who left or the person being left, terminating a marriage or live-in relationship ranks almost as high as the death of a loved one when it comes to the damage caused to body and psyche.
Many people think there's no way to get a prenup after they're married, but postnuptial agreements in the U.S. actually started being more common and enforceable after the 1970s. Whether you simply didn't get around to your prenup before your wedding or you didn't think you needed one and want it now, O'Keefe Family Law can help you get your postnup today. Here's what you need to know.
Getting a prenuptial agreement - commonly called a prenup - isn't entirely void of romance and love like many people think. While it can be awkward to bring up during your engagement, it's wise to do so. Nobody goes into marriage planning on divorce, and yet 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. You can save yourself some headaches, anxiety, and money down the road if you go ahead and get your prenuptial agreement taken care of. It'll also help you and your significant other start effectively having hard conversations about finances and other topics. Ultimately, it's up to you and your partner if a prenup is right for you.
We've all seen the movies or read the articles of nasty divorces that seem to leave the divorcee with empty bank accounts and lots of anxiety and stress. As you move forward with your divorce, you've probably heard of "mediation" and wondered if it was the route for you. To start, let's discuss what mediation is and what it isn't.