Before getting married, there are many things that the engaged couple may have on their list to accomplish. Much of it will be related to the wedding day or the honeymoon, however, there is another topic that should be discussed and considered. That topic has to do with finances and prenuptial agreements. A prenuptial agreement can be useful for many couples by sparking discussions about finances and determining what is expected of one another, even in terms of what to do if the marriage ends in divorce.
By now, many of our readers in Mississippi know about the pending divorce involving Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, and his soon-to-be ex-wife. Many divorce cases involving celebrities and business leaders often garner significant media attention. But, of course, the Bezos divorce is getting a lot of attention because of the sheer amount of assets involved, which is undeniably the most ever involved in a divorce case.
Some people in Gulfport may have heard the often-cited axiom that almost half of all marriages will end in divorce. However, the divorce rate has gone down 18% from 2008 to 2016. And, part of this decline could be due to those age 45 or younger.
Some of our readers in Mississippi may be thinking about getting a divorce and are wondering where to start. Like any significant decision, it is crucial to get the right information. Although most people are familiar with many of the issues that come up in a divorce, each case will be unique because it is based on the particular facts of your own relationship with your soon-to-be ex-spouse.
A divorce in Mississippi can be a long, drawn-out process. But, even in divorce cases that progress relatively quickly, both spouses can be worn out, financially and emotionally, from the process. When it is all over, there is a temptation to just put the whole episode out of sight, out of mind. However, there are a number of post-divorce steps that many people need to take.
They say the process of a divorce can be one of the most life-defining experiences of a person's life. To initiation a dissolution of marriage process is literally initiating a process in which a person opts to end their marriage. This means the end of something old and the beginning of something new. Sometimes the truth of this reality can bring up a lot of emotions for both parties involved.
Marriage comes with the joining of two people's lives and likely everything that comes with it. However, divorce is literally the opposite of that process. It's the disjoining of lives and the process of becoming a single person again. It can be done, and it can lead to a positive result with the right effort.
Our state has come under scrutiny for some of their divorce and marriage laws. However, these decisions are traditionally left the state, so it is within the state's jurisdiction to decide the laws on these matters. There are currently 12 grounds for divorce here. A bill has been authored that would include one more, if approved.
With the New Year comes a change for many Mississippians looking to take this year in a new direction. For some, this brings the ultimate decision to get a divorce. Divorce can mean a lot of things to different people, but for many, it means a change in a positive direction. There can be many underlying reasons for a divorce. No doubt, there is usually no shortage of emotions during the process.
Marriages require two people, but it rarely has so few influences. When two people merge their lives, lots of factors can affect the marriage and each person in it. If you are thinking about a divorce, or are in the midst of one, you know how hard it can be at first glance to untangle the other person's life from your own. In all reality, not all things can be 'untangled' so to speak, from each other.