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How millennials are changing marriage and divorce

More and more "millennials" are cohabiting before getting married to one another. In fact, cohabitation among millennials has gone up six-fold from the previous generation, contributing to a decline marriage and divorce rates. Living together has become the path to getting married, and many couples in Nebraska and across the nation are even buying houses together, demonstrating the economic stability they are seeking before marriage.

Agreeing on parenting plan for the child's benefit in a divorce

Even when a Nebraska couple's marriage comes to an end, their relationship with one another does not if they have children together. As potential co-parents, they must come up with a child custody and visitation plan that is in their child's best interests during the divorce. Since it is hard to accept the new reality of having their children live with them for only a portion of their time rather than full-time, child custody is perhaps one of the most contentious issues in a divorce.

After divorce, the healing process takes time and patience

When a marriage ends, most people experience an emotionally difficult time following the separation, in which a healing process must happen. The nature and duration of such a time varies, depending on many different factors. Nebraska individuals who are or have recently experienced divorce are wise to give themselves a break, recognize their unique nature and realize that "one size does not fit all" when it comes to advice about healing post-divorce. In the spirit of using this time as an opportunity for personal growth, an expert offers some tips to keep in mind during the healing process.

Seniors pursuing divorce at a higher rate than ever before

It used to be that when people thought of a divorcing couple, they automatically pictured young to middle-aged adults. However, the number of seniors or nearly seniors choosing divorce is rapidly rising across the country. Many Nebraska residents may be able to relate to this current trend now dubbed "gray divorce."

Holiday time can be difficult during and following divorce

When a couple decides to separate, typically, they need to make many difficult decisions. Parents may find the divorce process particularly challenging, as many of the choices they make will affect the children as well. During the holiday season, many divorcing Nebraska parents will experience additional challenges as they try to keep the season a happy, festive time for their children, while navigating new situations. To help make this time a little easier for everyone, parents can keep a few points in mind.

Estate plan should be reviewed during divorce process

When a married couple decides to separate, they must make many difficult decisions addressing various aspects of their lives: finances, property, children, etc. To make matters more difficult, many people find the divorce process an extremely emotional and stressful time. Although everything seems overwhelming at this time, Nebraska divorcing individuals are advised to review their estate plan while the divorce is in process. In doing so, a person can ensure his or her control over what happens in case of death or incapacitation during the divorce process.

Financial mistakes to avoid during divorce

Financial decisions can be difficult at the best of times. Throw in a divorce and people tend to find money matters even more challenging, and some divorcing Nebraska residents may find themselves making poor financial choices during this stressful time. A financial expert offers a few tips regarding common financial mistakes divorcing individuals should avoid, preventing them from having to sort through a financial mess later.

Divorce preparation includes becoming financially informed

When a couple marries, each partner typically assumes the union will last a lifetime, but sadly, statistics indicate that this is not always the case. Because the outcome of marriage is never guaranteed, married Nebraska residents are wise to consider and prepare for the possibility of being on their own. Even if an individual is already considering divorce, he or she can benefit from the following tips and become as informed as possible before the split happens. Many people, especially women, report feeling unprepared for the financial aftermath of their divorce. Being financially savvy can help individuals avoid some of the stress one can experience in this area post-divorce.

Report indicates student loan debt contributes to divorce

Romantic comedies and fairy tales would have audiences in Nebraska believe that once a couple walks down the aisle together and says their wedding vows, the couple has made it through the hard part of their relationship and are destined to live happily ever after. Unfortunately, these fictional portrayals are rarely a reflection of reality. Often couples struggle with a variety of issues following their marriage, sometimes resulting in a divorce.

Can I changed my divorce settlement?

Deciding to an end a marriage may not be an easy decision, but it is usually the right move for unhappy couples to make. Reaching a settlement at the end of the divorce can feel like closing the door on a less-than-ideal period of life, but for some in Nebraska, it is not necessarily the end. For those who fail to account for the future, modifications to their settlements are often necessary.

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