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On prenups, and the ways in which they can help couples

It used to be that even mentioning prenuptial agreements was a no-no. These contracts were so taboo because the implication was that you were thinking about divorce before you even walked down the aisle. This “anti-love” stigma has stayed with prenuptial agreements for a long time — but that stigma is starting to break. Prenuptial Read More

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The nature of divorce stories, and why they can be wrong

The divorce rate in this country has hovered around 50 percent for many years, and while that may seem high, many people may think given the sensational headlines that usually surround the “divorce” topic that the rate would be even higher. Celebrity divorce often dominates the news, obscuring the more pertinent (and realistic) issues that Read More

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Does the economy impact divorce rates in Arizona?

During the last few years, fewer couples have been getting divorced in Arizona and across the country. The recession caused high unemployment rates and crashed the housing market, leading to a decline in the divorce rate. Now that the economy is improving, the divorce rate is increasing. In 2012, more than two million people got Read More

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Home renovations may lead to divorce

Many married couples end up buying a home together at some point during their marriage. Owning a home can be a great feeling, and many homeowners end up making changes to their homes to better suit their personalities and needs. Homeownership can be a wonderful experience. Many couples choose to do renovations to their home. Read More

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Divorce rate high among older couples

The divorce rate among older couples in the United States has increased significantly compared to previous decades. The increase in couples age 50 and older getting divorced, commonly referred to as “gray divorce,” has led to many unique challenges and questions that baby boomer couples never thought they’d be asking at this stage in life. Read More

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Review investment accounts before divorce proceedings

When going through a high-asset divorce, many spouses forget to consider the impact dividing retirement accounts will have on their future financial goals and lifestyle. Couples getting divorced in Arizona need to think about the ways their financial goals may change once their divorce is finalized, including what will happen to their retirement funds. While Read More

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Should your prenup address social media?

Social media plays a big role in our lives, which is why it isn’t too surprising to hear that more couples are addressing social media in their prenuptial agreements. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reported that more couples are including social media stipulations in their prenuptial agreements and during divorce proceedings. The use of Read More

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Frank McCourt comes out ahead in divorce fees fight

Arizona baseball fans may remember former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, who is currently involved in a lawsuit filed by a man who claims he was beaten up while at a game. The man allegedly suffered serious injuries, and he is suing the Dodgers and McCourt for upwards of $36 million. While that case Read More

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Dealing with a house and mortgage after divorce

Dividing the value of large marital assets, such as a house, is an important part of many divorce proceedings. It can also be one of the most complex. Arizona residents may be interested in various strategies for dealing with a house during a divorce. There are also some important aspects of property ownership and debt Read More

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Oil tycoon’s marriage may end in record judgment

Arizona residents may be interested in an Oklahoma family court case that may result in a multi-billion dollar judgment. A 68-year-old oil tycoon and his wife appeared in divorce court in the first week of August. Among the issues is the man’s fortune, estimated by a wealth research firm to be worth more than $20 Read More

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