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Splitting up with a financially irresponsible spouse

There may be a handful of reasons behind someone’s decision to divorce, whether they are tired of being subjected to emotional abuse or they cannot move beyond their spouse’s affair. In some instances, a person may be fed up with their spouse’s financial irresponsibility, to such an extent that they cannot move forward with the marriage. If your spouse is financially irresponsible, you may be tired of dealing with constant debt, a gambling problem, unnecessary shopping or any other number of financial concerns.

Retirement, finances and divorce after 50

People in Oregon may once have believed that if they were still married by the time they were in their 50s or older that they would no longer have to worry about a divorce. This, however, is quite untrue. In fact, Forbes reports that a Pew Research Center study shows the rate of divorce among people in this age group has jumped a startling 109 percent in the last 25 years. Even for people in their 40s, divorces today happen at a rate 14-percent higher than 25 years ago.

Severing ties with financial advisers can benefit divorcees

When people make the difficult decision to get divorced from their spouse in Oregon, the positives of their choice may be difficult to realize at first as many challenges loom in their immediate future. One of the most time-consuming aspects is the process of separating financial accounts and assets as people prepare to assume independence once again. 

Remember your estate plan when divorcing

If you and your spouse in Oregon have made the decision to end your marriage, you know that there can seem to be no end to the number of decisions you must make and things that will change in your life. This transition includes a mindset shift in which you start assessing many decisions differently, including how you would like your assets handled or distributed after you die. Unless it is stipulated in your divorce agreement, you probably do not want your former spouse to inherit everything. 

Divorce: short-term trauma, long-term healing

Divorces occur because a relationship between two people is too unhealthy to sustain itself. However, according to the American Psychological Association, it is possible for couples in Oregon and elsewhere to divorce in a healthy way, with a minimum of conflict or drama. A smooth separation will be better not only for your peace of mind but that of your ex-spouse and children as well. We at the law office of Daniel J. Lounsbury, Attorney at Law, have experience in helping individuals undergoing a divorce to focus on the big picture and keep everyone's best interest at heart.

Expensive weddings tied to divorce in recent study

The anticipation of wedding bells is something that many dating couples in Oregon dream of. Often, planning a wedding involves finding the perfect dress, arranging lodging for out-of-town guests and pairing the perfect wines, food, decor and themes. For many people, planning a wedding is both exciting and costly. 

How can you effectively prepare to file for divorce?

After carefully weighing all of your options, you have decided that solving your marital problems with your companion is highly unlikely. As such, you have settled on the decision to file for divorce in Oregon. Now, it is time to file all of the applicable paperwork to get the process started. Before you begin, understanding what you can do to facilitate the process can potentially save you a lot of time and money throughout your divorce. 

Divorce and intimate partner violence

When it comes to divorce, there are many different issues that need to be taken into consideration by those who have decided to bring their marriage to an end, such as the custody of their children and the division of marital property. Unfortunately, some people find themselves in especially difficult situations when they split up with their marital partner, such as those who are subjected to intimate partner violence or threats of physical harm. If you are experiencing these challenges personally, it is pivotal to protect yourself and your children from any threats.

Filing for divorce as a pro athlete

Divorce can be hard for many reasons, regardless of a person’s background. Dealing with legal matters involving children is not only emotional but can have a significant impact on a child’s future. Likewise, property division and other financial aspects involving divorce can be very tough. While this is true for most people going through divorce, it can be even more challenging for professional athletes, who may not only have a high net worth but also have to deal with media attention and the high demands of their profession.

Divorce in the digital era

Technology has changed lives in a plethora of ways, many of which are positive. For example, people are able to gain access to information like never before. However, it is crucial to make sure that this information is accurate and relevant, especially with something as important as legal issues and divorce. Moreover, our law office knows that with increased communication and the sharing of information, certain problems may arise. For example, someone dealing with family law matters may face problems related to gossip and slander on social media.

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