It is increasingly common for women to earn equal pay or be the breadwinner in the family. This should come as no surprise since women have attended college at a higher rate than men in recent years, and they now make up over half the U.S. workforce. According to the Pew Research Center, this near parity arrived within a few generations -- only 3.8% of women earned more than their husbands in 1960. But it is not quite equal yet here in the U.S. - we rank 53 out of a total 153 in equal pay.
A married couple faces some of the greatest highs and lows revolving around a relationship. The initial blush of love can leave twosomes giddy with happiness, while the breakdown of that relationship can be heartbreaking.
A Wyoming woman recently wrote a first-person account of her choice to file for divorce. Writing about her divorce was not particularly unusual, particularly for people who like to journal or write. What stood out were a few crucial details. First off, she filed after 52 and a half years of marriage. Secondly, the reason she did was her husband refused to buy hearing aids.
A successful career paired with a loving marriage is the ultimate dream for many of us. But according to a new study, this goal is harder to achieve for women in business or politics even in the most gender-equal countries in the world. This translates into a much higher rate of divorce for successful women than their male counterparts.
Some who file for divorce cannot wait to get back to dating, while others have zero interest. Most will likely be somewhere between these two poles, so it is worth contemplating. Those who want to get back out there may have some experience in creating a dating profile for one of the various platforms. Perhaps it was even an online dating profile that introduced you to your future ex.
Change is one of the few consistencies in life for families. The needs of the children change over time as they seemingly go overnight from a child barely walking to a college athlete. The parents also go through life changes where the person who filed for divorce may be very different than the person today.
A judge in Northern Kentucky outside of Cincinnati recently made national news for sealing her divorce records. The family law judge lived in Kenton County, Kentucky, but filed in Grant County, which is an hour south. There was no reason offered by the judge for sealing her records, but it is more common for the wealthy or high-profile cases where litigation is involved. One of the cornerstones of our legal system is that all events that take place in court are public records by default, but a request to seal them can be made by the parties involved, which the judge takes under advisement but usually allows. One way to avoid leaving public records is to avoid litigation by using mediation or some other alternative.
The single hardest task of getting divorced is often breaking the news to the children. Children count on parents to provide love, security and stability to their lives. Unfortunately, news of a change to this dynamic causes a seismic shift that affects the family's foundation.
Every divorce proceeds at its own pace, reflecting the parties involved, their approach, their personality, the complexity of the estate and other unique factors. It is the attorney’s job to keep clients informed about the process and what they can expect as they move forward, but there can still be unpleasant surprises and exasperating delays. Nevertheless, there is still a general (if complicated) legal process that takes place.
Thousands of couples have gotten married since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015. This afforded couples to have the same legal protections as heterosexual marriages, including tax benefits from joint filing, access to employee benefits as well as the power to make critical medical decisions. As with heterosexual unions, however, some same-sex couples have found that marriage was not the right decision.