Hollywood icon William Shatner is age 89 and worth approximately $100 million. He also happens to have just finalized his fourth divorce. Several issues can make a marital split complex and stressful for Washington spouses or celebrities, such as high-net worth, longevity of 20 years or more, as well as having multiple past divorce settlements.
You've no-doubt heard of prenuptial agreements. You've probably even heard of postnuptial ones. But have you ever heard of a "pup nup?"
When two people in Washington decide to get married, they undoubtedly expect their relationship to last a lifetime. While the overall divorce rate has declined in the United States in recent years, there are numerous issues that are often key factors in decisions to end a marriage. No matter what specific reasons may lead to a split in a particular case, the stronger of a support network built from the start, the less stressful proceedings might be.
You never expected your spouse to turn so vicious during your divorce. They're threatening to take everything and leave you destitute.
It is not at all unusual for Washington married couples to encounter challenges in their relationships that they do not feel they can overcome. In such situations, filing for divorce is a common solution. Doing so typically prompts a decision-making process, involving issues such as where children will live (if a couple has kids), whether the marital house will be sold, as well as whether a parent will pay child support.
If a Washington couple wants to end their marriage, they have several decisions to make. Some agree to attend counseling sessions to try to patch things up. Others opt to file for divorce. Doing so typically set off a sequence of events, many of which can be highly stressful, especially if the couple has children.
Your engagement and wedding rings were pretty expensive, and it seems like a shame to let them sit in a box forever. Therefore, why not sell them now that you're getting a divorce? You can probably use the cash to help fund your new home or buy something else you need.
Washington is one of nine states that operates under community property guidelines when it comes to divorce proceedings. This means marital assets are typically split 50/50 between spouses. Some people mistakenly believe that the more "things" they walk away with in a divorce, the better off they are. However, as the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's settlement shown, it is property value that matters most.
Your dream of "happily ever after" died almost as soon as you said, "I do," to your spouse. You hung on for a while, hoping it would get better.
When a pair of Washington parents decide to move on in life without each other, it can be stressful trying to help children rebound. Divorce prompts many changes in family life although it certainly does not have to ruin it. If a parent later decides to start dating again, there are several things he or she will want to keep in mind regarding introducing a new partner to the children.