Archive for February, 2012
For many years January was considered the "divorce month" by many attorneys in the field, but a recent uptick in business after the holiday season has shifted to later in the winter months, according to a release from FindLaw.
The release noted that the website studied internet queries for 2011, and divorce filings from across the U.S. between 2008 and 2011 to determine which month was the actual period when most splits occurred. The analysis revealed that the number of divorces spikes in January, continues to rise and then reaches a peak in late March.
People who go through a contentious divorce may be less likely to consider entering into a relationship, as a failed marriage can lead to a negative view of the opposing sex.
An article in the Huffington Post noted that people who go through a terrible split are often prodded by their friends and family to “get back out there.” Though this mentality may work for other situations, re-entering the dating pool is something that one needs to approach with caution after their divorce.
The way that a child behaves following the divorce of their parents may be related to the way that their mom and dad dealt with each other. Exposing a kid to the worst part of a split can have a negative on their development.
According to an article posted by News 4 Jacksonville, of all the children who are born to married couples this year, 50 percent will see their parents' marriage end before their 18th birthday. One study found that for kids, a divorce can be more disruptive to their psyche than the death of one of their parents.
A divorce can have a significant impact on children, as parents, despite their best efforts, may have difficulty limiting the exposure that their kids have to the conflict that often arises following the split.
According to an article in the Huffington Post, the separation of parents, both in a physical and emotional sense, is something that can negatively impact the lives of children who are involved. Although it may be hard for a former couple to hide their animosity toward one another, significant effort should be put in by both parties to do so.
Though many people who go through a divorce may struggle to let go, introducing children into the equation is likely put the former couple in many situations that they do not want to be in, according to an article in the Huffington Post.
The article noted that the problem with getting a divorce when the individual has kids is that one can never really get a split from their former partner. If children are present in the marriage, there has to be communication between both mom and dad if they are going to grow up in a stable environment.
A bitter divorce and custody battle apparently led to a murder-suicide that left two children orphaned, according to The Daily Breeze.
The parents went through a contentious divorce and custody battle, leading to both parties being banned from being in the same area or from coming within 100 yards of each other. The length of the legal proceedings put increasing strain on the former couple, the news source reported.
The number of couples who have decided to call it quits after years of marriage has risen, a growing trend that is beginning to have an effect on the adult children of these former partners, according to NBC 4 WOAI San Antonio.
The news source reported that this trend first flew under the radar, but the incidence of these later-life splits has risen and has been dubbed an "exploding phenomenon."
The U.S. economy has not fully recovered from the effects of the 2008 financial crisis, and people are struggling to pay their bills across the country. This makes a divorce all the more painful for some couples, as they struggle to finance the end of their marriage.
According to the Middletown Journal, the weak economy is putting stress on couples who are looking to end their marriage in Middletown County, Ohio, as the local rate has dropped. Experts have said that this is due to a lack of financial security and growing divorce costs.
U.S. Senate candidate Connie Mack explained the impact that his divorce had on his quest for office, as the financial problems that resulted from his split led to spending issues that came to light in the past year, The Miami Herald reported.
According to the newspaper, the divorce that he had in 2005 led to a financial strain on the candidate, as he was forced to borrow money and take out loans to make payments.
Although many parents may think that a divorce will have a more significant impact on younger children, a split can have a profound and long-lasting influence on teenagers.
According to an article in the Huffington Post, co-parenting teens who move between two households presents particular challenges for parents, especially when the two adults no longer get along because of the nature of their split.