Some reports show that divorce costs taxpayers significant amounts of money. These reports cite higher welfare payments for single parent families. But most recent reports do not show a connection to welfare payments and divorce. But this does not mean that society is not impacted. The fact that significantly more couples are getting divorces now […]
The Effects of Divorce
Depending on your circumstances the effects of getting a divorce may influence how you get your divorce or even if you get a divorce. Custody of your child[ren] is a very big consideration. Some parents would rather work out their differences than be separated from their child[ren]. Other considerations include the timing of the divorce, whether or not there will be alimony obligations and how much the alimony will be, and the tax differences between being married and divorced.
Many, many studies have been conducted on the effects of divorce on children. There are many theories and plenty of opinions on how to help children during an obviously difficult time in their lives. But most of the effects of divorce on children are relatively easy to imagine without much evidence or proof. For example, […]
Men, often thought to be at fault for a divorce, are more likely than women to feel depressed following a divorce. This is interesting considering the standard callous portrayal of men in the media. It also shows that divorce is most likely not what some portrayals make it, freedom. Divorced men obviously don’t feel more […]
Statistics show that it is normally women that instigate a divorce. They do so, on average, twice as often as men. This does not mean that women are the culprits in divorce, it simply means that they are more willing to make a change. This is significant and shows that women have a greater propensity […]
It may seem that divorce benefits one parent, the “custodial” parent, and penalizes another parent, the “non-custodial” parent. But this is not the reality in the majority of cases. Mostly, divorce is detrimental to both the “custodial” and “non-custodial” parent. Generally one spouse is afraid they will lose all their money and another is afraid […]