If you are newly engaged, the thought of talking to your future spouse about a prenuptial agreement may be the furthest thing from your mind. However, you may want to reconsider that and open up a discussion about this. Why should you do this? For starters, it puts you in control of your life and your assets rather than some arbitrary laws. You could consider that you will always have a prenup. It can either be the one you and your spouse create or the divorce laws in your state. Which sounds better to you?
Many people who have been married for some time stay married not so much because they are satisfied with the relationship, but because they have a real concern over what else they might do. Some fear being alone, and don't know how or if they want to get back into the dating game. Some think they have become too old to take on such a big change. But people often wonder, "Am I too old to get divorced?" The answer is no.
If you are like many other divorced parents in Illinois, you may sometimes struggle with how to communicate with your former spouse. When these struggles involve finances, schedules and more related to your kids, the stress involved can become overwhelming. Additionally, when these conversations move into the realm of being arguments, the conflict that is bred is bad for parents and kids alike. How can you help to avoid these situations?
It was not all that long ago that it seemed all but crazy to think that support for gay and lesbian marriage could become popular among more than half of people in Illinois let alone around the entire United States. However, some recently released research indicates that this is precisely what may be happening in America.
Social media has become a big part of our current culture, but sometimes making your life an open book may not be in your best interests, especially if you are going through a divorce. For some, the walls of social media become an easy place to vent as well as celebrate, But if you are not careful engaging in either on sites such as Facebook and Twitter can prompt investigation by your spouse's attorney and can potentially cause you to lose ground in your own case. These losses can be financial, such as losing access to retirement income or being forced to give up other property or they may even be personal, such as reducing your parenting time with your children.
Family businesses are alive in and well in Illinois and throughout the country. The thought of owning your own business can be as much a part of the American dream as can the thought of owning your own home. When you and your spouse make the choice to start, buy or otherwise get into a business together, many positives can come out of that choice but there is also the increased chance for challenges if you later divorce.