It is not uncommon for divorcing spouses, especially those in the midst of a heated or messy divorce, to lash out at the other spouse and say things that may be regretted later. If there are children involve, this can be especially troublesome, as a child may not necessarily fully understand the failed relationship between their mommy and daddy. In fact, hostility and violence in a family can lead to life-long consequences for a child later in life.
January 2017 Archives
The holidays are behind us, but a shaky marriage is still on the ropes. It comes as no surprise that January is considered by many to be "Divorce Month," as spouses enter the near year with the realization that the marriage is not sustainable. With the new year, many spouses vow to make a change to start over, often meaning divorce for unhappy couples.
If you know anyone who has ever been involved in a divorce, you know things can sometimes get messy. Each side has their own beliefs about what happened that led to the divorce and what should be done with regards to all aspects of the divorce, including property division, spousal support or alimony and, when children are involved, child support and child custody.
We have spoken in the past about the benefits of a prenuptial agreement. It allows a couple to discuss each's wishes when it comes to many aspects of the marriage during happier times when it is more likely that a couple will work with one another to assure that both sides are happy when it comes to things like property division. When you discuss these things while under good terms, you will prevent allowing animosity or negative emotions affect the decisions you make.