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Carefully monitoring online posts to prevent divorce tension

One way Tennessee couples who are splitting up can minimize divorce tension is by carefully monitoring their online social media posts. Even before making the decision to seek a divorce, couples should be careful about making any relationship-related posts. Online content can be used during the divorce later on.

Divorce and summer: a great time to march forward

In Tennessee and across the United States, people tend to file for divorce during the summer. The warmer temperatures are not only about picnics and backyard barbecues. Divorce also looms large during the time of year when kids are on leave from school. According to psychologists and family law attorneys, summer is a good time to plan for divorce. Researchers recommend that couples make their divorce preparations several months before they file their legal paperwork.

What can happen to a business when a marriage ends

When Tennessee couples get divorced, it could have an impact on their businesses. This can be true whether a married couple owned the company jointly or if one person owned it before or during the marriage. In some cases, it will be necessary to sell the business even if that is not what either party wants to happen. However, a divorced couple may choose to run the company together after it becomes official.

Some traits that break up marriages

Many Tennessee couples know that certain behaviors contribute to marriages breaking up. These include sarcasm, criticism, stonewalling and contempt. Contempt has actually been identified as the main predictor of divorce. There are other silent relationship killers as well.

Assuming a mortgage in a divorce isn't always the best option

In most Tennessee divorces, a home is the largest single asset belonging to the couple. When assets need to be divided, splitting property can be problematic. Both parties may want to continue residing at the home or one partner might not wish to remain on the mortgage.

Ways to determine if a spouse has hidden assets

Some Tennessee residents who are going through a divorce may suspect that their spouses are hiding income. One way to determine if this is true or not is to look over their federal income tax return. This document can contain a variety of clues as to a spouse's true financial picture. For instance, a person could discover if a husband or wife is paying more than necessary to the IRS.

Holiday transitions after a divorce

When Tennessee parents decide to divorce, the winter holidays can be an especially difficult time for all members of the family. This is particularly true when the divorce or separation is fresh as family members have had little chance to accustom themselves to the changes in family circumstances. Both parents and children may face emotional fallout during the holidays after a divorce, but parents can act to make the experience better for their children.

Financial pitfalls to avoid during a divorce

Divorce is often a time of upheaval and great emotional stress during which spouses are expected to make a series of important financial decisions. The choices made during alimony and property division negotiations can cast long shadows, but divorcing couples in Tennessee who approach these matters dispassionately and listen to the advice of their attorneys, accountants and financial planners may be able to avoid some common pitfalls.

Couples who live together may not last

Some scientists say that the premarital cohabitation effect is not a real phenomenon. However, new research says that Tennessee couples could be impacted by it over the long-term. According to the authors of the study, cohabitation before marriage offers a benefit for the first year of marriage. However, it becomes a factor in whether a couple divorces each year thereafter. Other research concluded that this impact would be negated as cohabitation became more common and accepted.

Gray divorce can lead to health issues

Many Tennessee estranged couples know that divorce can be extremely stressful for people of all ages. However, research suggests that ending a marriage can be especially hard on people at or over the age of 50, causing a number of physical and psychological issues.

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