Countless studies have found that couples are either waiting to get married or not looking at it as the endgame for a committed relationship. However, love is unpredictable and sometimes undergraduate and graduate students will find that they are the exception to this new rule. If marriage is indeed on the horizon for a student, they might want to consider a prenuptial agreement even if they live on a shoestring budget or do not work full time.
The recent announcement of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos made a lot of headlines. We even discussed it on this blog. While the $137 billion estate made for interesting reading and discussion around dividing assets, the other part of the news cycle involved the fact that Jeff Bezos was already dating another woman and the National Enquirer quickly released a story about the racy texts that the two had been sharing.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is and wife MacKenzie Bezos news when they announced that they are filing for divorce after 25 years of marriage. The two did this where they live in Washington State, which is a community property state where couples split marital assets in half. Having started Amazon after the marriage, this means that MacKenzie Bezos stands to get half of the couple’s estimated wealth of $137.1 billion dollars.
After your divorce is final, you may be ready to move on and enter a new relationship. Because divorce has become so common, blending families is no longer a rare occurrence, it is a societal norm. However, many resources for divorced people fail to address complicated issues that arise when parents remarry. So, how can you prepare for a new life with a new partner?
Depending on circumstances, it may be best for the couple to seek a legal separation. It is similar to a divorce because a legal separation defines obligations and rights when there is a split, but it does not terminate the marriage.
Divorce is a challenging and emotional prospect, especially if there are children involved. If there is a lot of animosity between you and your ex, the thought of co-parenting might be overwhelming. When the relationship between ex-spouses is amicable, co-parenting works. However, if there is high conflict between the two of you, parallel parenting is a better option.