MIAMI, Florida. If you are getting divorced in the New Year, you might be overwhelmed with major life changes. Thinking about New Year’s resolutions might be the last thing in your mind, but by making some key resolutions for the New Year, some of the big changes to come can become a positive force in your life. In fact, resolutions that focus on mental health above physical health have been shown to be healthier and result in longer-lasting benefits. So, what are some New Year’s resolutions for the divorcing?
MIAMI, Florida. A woman was recently killed by her husband outside a Miami city hall while the couple was on their way to get a divorce. According to the Miami Herald, the husband and wife had been arguing, with reports indicating that the husband believed his wife was cheating on him. The tragic crime appears to be one of passion and not one that was premeditated, but it highlights the real risk women face when they choose to leave a marriage where domestic violence has been a factor. Sometimes domestic violence begins as controlling behavior and escalates to violence. According to the Huffington Post, 36 percent of divorce lawyers have seen an increase in divorce cases in which a restraining order was involved.
MIAMI, Florida. According to the Huffington Post, approximately 70% of child support payments are collected through withheld income. Before a parent receives his or her paycheck, the state will collect child support first, ensuring that the parent who is owed child support receives the payment. Yet, thanks to the new gig economy, some child support payments may no longer be so easily collected through this withholding process. When a company hires an employee, the employee must be entered into the state’s child support database. However, when a worker is hired as a contractor, Uber driver, or receives rent payments through Airbnb, the companies may not be required to report the worker to the database. This can create a loophole where individuals can renege on their child support requirements. While some states, like Texas, New York, and Oregon have expanded the category of workers who must be entered into the database to include contractors, not all states have followed suit.
MIAMI, Florida. The reasons why people divorce are as varied as each couple involved. Yet, this has not stopped researchers from trying to study what factors make people more prone to divorce. One recent study has attempted to see whether certain professionals are more at risk of getting divorced. The results were somewhat unexpected. According to Reader’s Digest, the professions in which divorce is most prevalent are gaming managers, bartenders, and flight attendants. Actuaries, physical scientists, and medical scientists were least likely to be divorced.
Children of all ages can benefit physically, socially, and emotionally from playing organized sports, but managing athletic obligations after divorce is incredibly challenging. Not only will games and practice cut into your already limited time with your children, but buying uniforms and traveling to tournaments can also drain your discretionary income.
No parent wants to see their children suffer regardless of how old they are. Even if your child is well into adulthood, he or she is always going to be your baby, and no one wants to see their baby experience the emotional turmoil of divorce.