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A team can help people survive divorce

People in Charlotte going through a divorce can often struggle with emotional, psychological and financial aspects of the end of a marriage. A divorce can take a while to sort out, especially in a contested court process with a series of hearings and legal developments. Throughout a divorce, the support of a team can be very important in helping affect the outcome of the process.

Divorce after retirement carries particular issues

Retirement isn't only a time for relaxation and settling down to enjoy life. As people in North Carolina and throughout the United States enjoy longer, more active and healthful retirement periods, their rate of divorce has increased over the years. The divorce rate for couples above the age of 50 has grown by 50 percent since 1987 and is continuing on an upward trend. Even though the overall American divorce rate for couples has declined in the same period, one out of four couples divorces after the age of 50. Departure from the workplace and the exit of adult children from the family home can help to bring existing fissures and tensions in a marriage to the forefront.

Reasons that couples get divorced

There are many factors that may contribute to divorces in North Carolina. One of the leading causes of divorce is infidelity. While some couples are able to overcome cheating, others may not be able to do so. Some marriages may disintegrate after a single instance of cheating while others may be able to move past multiple instances.

Incidents that may indicate the need for a divorce

When people are struggling with a decision about whether or not to divorce, there might be incidents that push them toward ending the marriage. One of those incidents might be a Charlotte spouse's third arrest for driving under the influence. Although the spouse may have promised many times to get treatment for alcoholism, the change in behavior may have only been temporary and the spouse might have begun drinking again. On the third arrest, the partner may decide that the marriage must end despite still loving the spouse.

Getting divorced after decades of marriage

After decades of marriage, there are some North Carolina couples who decide that it is time to get a divorce. While doing so at any age can be difficult, those who are ending their marriage later in life may face more difficulties due to a lack of time to financially recover before retiring.

Financial mistakes to avoid in property division

When Charlotte couples divorce, they must divide shared marital assets and debts, but there are a number of mistakes that people make at this point. One is taking the house in exchange for a more liquid asset of equal value. While this may seem like a fair deal, it does not take the cost of upkeep into account. Furthermore, the person might find maintaining the house on a single income to be unaffordable.

Occupations and divorce

North Carolina residents who are married or have plans to get married in the future should know that their occupation may be a factor in how likely they are to get a divorce. According to information collected in a 2015 American Community Survey, individuals with jobs that require working at night or a great deal of travel tend to have the highest rates of divorce in the United States.

Spousal support payments can be tax-deductible

It can be important for North Carolina divorcing spouses who will be paying alimony to pay close attention to tax law. By arranging to treat alimony in specific ways in the divorce settlement, spousal support will be recognized as tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes. Because the requirements can be specific, alimony deductions can be the subject of disputes. However, there are methods that divorced taxpayers can use to make sure they meet the federal guidelines.

When divorce meditation isn't appropriate

North Carolina couples who are ending their marriages may want to use mediation to resolve the issues surrounding their divorce and to avoid the investment of time and money that is sometimes necessary with litigation. However, there are certain indications that the process might not be suitable.

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