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Preparing for divorce in the summer months

People in North Carolina are more likely to divorce during the summer, according to experts. There are a number of reasons why this may be true, including the fact that children are out of school and transitions may be less complicated during this period. One study showed that August and March are traditionally high periods for divorce, especially after families spend more time together in the summer months or over the winter holidays. The new year can also spark new divorces along with resolutions.

Researchers say some wedding dates linked to divorce

Couples in North Carolina who choose the most convenient day for their wedding might fare better than those who insist on getting married only on a special date, such as Valentine's Day. A study by researchers in Australia found a correlation between some wedding dates and a higher possibility of divorce.

Reasons why teenagers can be especially difficult to raise

Parents in North Carolina and every other state know that it is hard to raise a teenager. This is because teens are going through an emotional and physical transition from childhood to adulthood. It is important for parents to remember that teens still need support and guidance even as they start to have a greater say in their own lives. For those who are divorced and attempting to raise a teenager, it is important to communicate effectively with the teen and the other parent.

Tax documents can help people prepare for divorce

Divorce can bring about major financial changes for people in North Carolina. In many marriages, one partner has a much higher level of control over and understanding of family finances than does the other. In most cases, the husband has greater control over finances, but this can vary from couple to couple. What this can mean is that the other party is disadvantaged when it comes time to file for divorce, especially if he or she knows little about the marital assets that would be divided as part of a settlement.

Divorce plays a role for couples with student loan debts

In Charlotte, a marital dispute over money may cause an outburst of negative emotions for any married couple. A recent study conducted by Student Loan Hero discovered that 33 percent of people contemplating divorce believed lack of money was the main culprit. One out of eight students who participated in the study blamed their student loan debts for the divorce proceedings. The problem with student loans is that they equal large amounts of money. With the average student loan exceeding $34,000, it is no wonder that divorce is a natural outcome.

The risk of divorce seems higher among successful women

Many North Carolina women who would have been expected to remain home and raise children in past decades are choosing instead to enter the workforce and pursue careers, and virtually all sociologists think that this development is a positive one. However, several studies into the impact that income disparities can have on relationships reveal that successful women are far more likely to see their marriages end in divorce.

How spousal support is determined and collected

Spousal support is often one of the primary issues decided in a North Carolina divorce. However, it's usually one of the last points that gets settled in court. That's because the division of assets has a big impact on how much support an ex-spouse might need to maintain a decent standard of living. The final figure is often calculated using five different factors: the recipient spouse's needs, length of marriage, age/health, prior lifestyle and the ability of the payer spouse to pay.

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