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Why do couples divorce?

With roughly one-half of all U.S. marriages ending in divorce, there's no doubt that divorce is a common experience that many Americans share. While every marriage and break-up is unique, relationship experts have identified some of the behaviors and issues that are frequently cited by divorcing or divorced couples as contributing to their split.

Study: why women age 50 and older suffer the hardest financial hit post divorce

At any age, going through a divorce can result in an individual suffering a major financial blow. With time, however, most divorcees are able to bounce back and work to rebuild a healthy savings to ensure for their future financial security. However the results of the recent "Marital Biology, Social Security and Poverty" study indicates that a strong post-divorce financial rebound is often much more difficult to achieve for individuals who are age 50 and older, and particularly for divorced women age 50 and older.

When a divorce necessitates a return to work

In a recent blog post, we discussed the challenges that divorcees who previously relied upon a spouse's income for financial support may face in the wake of a divorce. In these types of cases, a divorce attorney will work to secure alimony. It's important to know, however, that the family courts view alimony as merely a way to provide support to a financially disadvantaged party while he or she works to obtain the education or training necessary to find a job and become financially secure.

Will 2016 be the year you finally file for divorce?

This Thursday, residents throughout Massachusetts will be among the millions to ring in the New Year and say goodbye to 2015. The start of a new year is often associated with new beginnings and the chance to change unhealthy behaviors and start fresh. For an individual who feels trapped in an unhappy marriage, the start of a new year may seem like the perfect time to file for divorce.

Why it's never a good idea to post or tweet about your divorce

According to the Pew Research Center, as of January last year, a whopping 74 percent of U.S. adults admitted to having at least one social media account. Facebook remains the most popular social media platform and 71 percent of U.S. adult social media users have a Facebook account. Additionally, 23 percent use Twitter and 26 percent Instagram.

Another type of infidelity often cited in divorces

We've all likely heard the statistics and studies related to how cheating and infidelity can ruin a marriage. While catching a spouse with another man or woman can certainly be devastating and result in a quick divorce filing, there's another type of infidelity that is often more difficult to discover, but which may be just as damaging to the relationship between spouses.

Are you making excuses when you should be making plans to divorce?

Be it a relationship with a friend, co-worker, parent or sibling; every relationship has it's challenges that, at times, may leave one feelings as though he or she wants to throw in the towel. In most cases, the most-challenging relationship to maintain and sustain is the one between spouses.

Why are more older Americans divorcing?

A recent study helps disprove the notion that love is sweeter the second, or even third, time around. This at least, according to a recent study by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, appears to be true when it comes to married couples in the U.S. who are age 50 and older.

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