LOUIS, Missouri. When it comes to finally deciding to file for divorce, the decision can be agonizing. Sometimes the marriage is clearly over, but neither party is fully ready to let go. Sometimes both parties know that the marriage is likely to end, but neither wants to be the one to make the tough decision to end things. If you and your spouse are considering divorce, it is important to consider that there may be certain advantages to filing for divorce first. What are they?
LOUIS, Missouri. When is it okay to lie to your partner? Some individuals believe that little white lies won’t hurt a relationship. After all, should you have to tell your husband that his hair cut looks terrible? Yet, according to Refinery 29, when it comes to long term serious relationships, honesty is the best policy. Yet, there are certainly some lies that can do more harm to a relationship. What are they? Here are a few:
LOUIS, Missouri. Divorce can bring about many financial and practical changes in your life. One of the big changes it can bring about are changes to your health insurance. If you are on your spouse’s work health insurance plan, for example, you could face changes to your coverage after your divorce is finalized. According to Nerd Wallet, you are not permitted to be listed as a dependent on a spouse’s employer health plan after your divorce is finalized. So, what can you do to protect your coverage?
LOUIS, Missouri. Getting divorced with children is hard. Not only will you and your ex have to make decisions about child custody, but you may find yourself living in two households with the same incomes and the same—or more—expenses. Most divorce lawyers tell families that they need to be prepared to downsize after divorce. Many divorcing couples ask themselves if they can afford it. A two-parent household often allows families to save money on rent, childcare, and other expenses.
LOUIS, Missouri. Senate candidate Roy Moore has come under fire this week for allegations pertaining to his actions around minors when he was in his thirties. Several women have made allegations that he sexually assaulted them when they were teenagers. Most commentators agree that if these claims are true, Moore should be held to account. Yet, many people are unaware that in many states older men can marry underage girls. In some cases, these young women are in arranged marriages or forced marriages where they have no choice in the matter. Some are pulled out of high school. It can be very difficult for these young women to break free through divorce. Many may not be aware of their rights.
LOUIS, Missouri. The elderly across the country are facing a mostly-hidden challenge from family courts. The New Yorker recently reported on cases in which family courts grant “guardians” the right to take control of an elderly person’s finances, home, and personal decisions. These “guardians” may or may not be known to the elderly person being affected. In fact, in some areas of the country, the guardians are for-profit companies that sell assets, drain the estates of the elderly, and bill hundreds of dollars an hour for these services—all while the family fights to regain their loved one’s rights.