Divorce Rates May Not Be Changing Much

People in Maryland may have seen an interesting article about the often-quoted figure that half of all marriages end in divorce. While it seems easy to quote and sounds believable, statistical analysis shows that this is not the case and probably never has been in history. In fact, the divorce rate across the United States seems to be dropping since the economic downturn that began in 2007, so 50% is a figure that has even less merit today.

Alimony Is Not A Given In Many Divorces

People in Maryland may have seen a recent editorial article in Forbes about the likelihood of spouses, in particular stay-at-home mothers, receiving court-ordered alimony after a divorce. The trend in recent years has been that women, even mothers who have elected to stay at home and raise the children rather than enter the workforce, may not be as likely to receive alimony as they once were.

Should You File A Separation Agreement Before Divorce?

Divorce can be a complex process, especially for people that have children or have to deal with splitting up a significant amount of marital assets. Not surprisingly, there are many potentially stumbling blocks that might cause delays before the actual finalized divorce settlement is reached. Even then, the court must review and agree to accept the settlement, which can be an arduous process if the settlement is in dispute.