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How an Economic Downturn Impacts Divorce

The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is just beginning to come into focus as millions of Americans face unprecedented financial hardships that could impact divorcing couples. Over the past five months, spouses may have experienced layoffs, furloughs, or pay cuts as COVID-19 business closures leave many occupations in limbo. A dramatic
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How to Handle Debt in a Divorce

Survey after survey shows that disagreements over money is one of the two main reasons married couples fight (the other is sex). If the couple had differing philosophies about saving and spending during the marriage, odds are they fight over dividing their debts during a divorce. Divorce will be complicated and the
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Divorce Proceedings Go Virtual During Pandemic

While some couples may have grown closer during quarantine, others are deciding to go their separate ways. The pandemic is putting a halt on major life events such as graduations and weddings, but not divorce. According to legal experts, couples are still filing for separation during the health crisis, but the divorce
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Common Mistakes to Avoid During a Divorce

The stay-at-home orders implemented due to the pandemic have put a significant strain on many marriages. Experts are seeing a rise in inquiries from couples about filing for divorce and they anticipate more people will file for divorce as time goes on. Divorce is an extremely difficult process to undergo, and spouses
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Does the Death of a Child Cause Divorce?

The death of a child is considered one of the most difficult and traumatic events that parents can experience. A sudden death can have parents mourning the loss of their child’s life, their potential, and their future. Life as they know it has forever changed, and they are forced to endure unimaginable
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Should You File Your Taxes Jointly Or Separately During A Divorce?

One of the benefits of marriage is being able to file your taxes jointly. That’s because you get the benefit of certain tax breaks, such as the child and dependent care tax credit, deductions for college tuition expenses and student loan interest, the deduction of net capital losses and various IRA deductions.
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How Parental Alienation Syndrome Affects Children of Divorce

Divorcing parents don’t always end on good terms and sometimes bad blood between the parents can create conflict where children are the ones that ultimately end up suffering. Parents who choose to use a set of strategies to foster a child’s rejection of the other parent engage in what is known as
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The Emotional Impact of Divorce in Children During COVID-19

Divorced families are facing unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic due to many factors, including the economic fallout, as close to 40 million Americans filed for unemployment claims since March. This may have consequences regarding parenting schedules due to job losses and may cause financial issues that can affect child support payments.
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