It is not uncommon for entrepreneurs to refer to a business venture as "their baby." After all, they may have nurtured it from birth, putting in long hours and spending nights tending to it as if it were an infant who was totally dependent on its parents. As the business grew, the entrepreneur became proud of its accomplishments and even entrusted its growth to other people. Suffice it to say, the relationship between an entrepreneur and a business may become more important than the entrepreneur's marriage.
It almost goes without saying that divorces can be contentious. The emotions of a marriage gone bad can spill into the proceedings and make even routine exercises seem vindictive. When it comes to the process of discovery, emotionally wounded parties can take things very personally. This is probably why discovery is arguably one of the most contentious parts of a divorce.
If you are going through a divorce after a long-term marriage, you may feel sad, lonely and afraid. You may feel like you’ve wasted half of your life on a relationship that is no longer there, and your married friends may suddenly shun you because they don’t want their marriages threatened by you, as if divorce is a communicable disease.
Getting out of a troubled marriage is arguably the top priority for divorcees. Indeed, they want their fair share when it comes to dividing property and setting a parenting time schedule, but many divorcees may not think about the tax implications that an unscrupulous spouse can leave behind; only to be discovered years later when tax fraud accusations are levied.
As we begin the first week of March, we know that this month is known for three things: the end of winter (and hopefully the end of snow), the NCAA Tournament, and the frantic rush to complete federal income tax returns. It is natural that our readers look forward to the first two, but getting tax returns ready may be anything but simple for those in the midst of a divorce or are completing their first tax return since finalizing one. Simply put the uncertainty and questions that may drive them crazy. With that said, we offer a post that can help answer some of the most common questions you may have as a new (or soon to be) divorcee.
It is fairly common for financial problems to morph into marital problems, but when should a spouse be suspicious of financial infidelity? After all, every marriage has stages when money is good, as well as times when money is scarce. Nevertheless, ferreting out financial infidelity is important for a number of reasons. We will identify them through this post.
When you first agreed to, or were ordered to pay $2,000 per month to your ex-spouse in support payments, you may have been okay with it because your income was sufficient enough to meet that obligation. Fast forward a few years and your income may have declined dramatically or you have had other life issues that have drained your finances. If this is the case, a motion to modify your divorce decree may be the right thing to do.
The break-up of a marriage can be the most emotionally difficult experience one must deal with in life. Some may feel like a complete failure, and that they wish they had additional opportunities to take things back and make the marriage work. Others may believe that a divorce is a God-send, and cannot wait until the decree is finalized so that they may start a new life.
A few weeks ago, we posted on the decision disgruntled spouses had to make about beginning divorce proceedings during the holiday season. Essentially, we noted that it is not such an easy decision, and that each situation is different. Nevertheless, the holidays have come and gone, the decorations have likely been taken down and life (as mundane or troubling as it may be) begins once again.
One of the great things about divorces is that people can move on with their lives without the issues that plagued their marriage. More often than not, divorcees no longer have to deal with the money problems or emotional abuse that previously made them so miserable.