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.
Halloween may not be one of the major family holidays, but if you have young kids, you are going to cherish the memories of taking them trick or treating forever. Unfortunately, Halloween is on a Tuesday this year, which means many divorced parents will need to plan ahead if they want to see their children that day.
If you and your spouse are on the brink of divorce and you feel like you have tried everything to repair the relationship on your own, you may be wondering if attending couples therapy will even be worth it. Although marriage counseling is far from a quick fix, Statistic Brain reports that 75 percent of couples who attend therapy together believe they are better off as a result.
When it comes to divorce proceedings, there are several advantages of resolving any disputes via mediation before resorting to litigation. In fact, the American Bar Association considers mediation a much healthier and more effective approach to conflict resolution because, although the destination is the same, the journey is much less stressful for all parties involved.