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Military divorce reaches Supreme Court

Spouses who serve in the military must follow both federal law and Tennessee statutes while undergoing divorce. Although it addressed an appeal from Arizona, the U.S. Supreme Court's recent opinion on retirement and disability pay and divorce settlements that helps military retirees and can impact and can impact their families in at least 30 states.

Making divorce amicable can cut costs and shrink emotional toll

It might sound like a dream that can never come true: an amicable separation and end to your marriage. But amicable divorces really do happen a financial analyst wrote recently. Even better, he offered advice to people who want their divorce to be amicable and fair to everyone involved, including children.

Three important tools for moving on from divorce

How important is forgiveness after a divorce? You may not think about it right now because of how angry, hurt and dismayed you may be, but forgiveness can be a powerful and effective antidote to the ills of divorce. As we have noted in a number of our posts, there is life beyond your divorce, and it is important to prepare for it; whether it is financially, emotionally or with regard to relationships.

Tips for preparing financially for your divorce

The winter was long. And, it was hard. You and your husband fought constantly from Thanksgiving to Christmas to Valentine's Day. You finally decided to file for divorce. But, you decided to wait until after you file for taxes together and get your tax return.

Marriage therapists explain the difficulties in second marriages

A recent article on second and third marriages takes a look at why so many of them end up as second or third divorces. It’s easy to speculate about why statistics show second and subsequent marriages are more likely to end in divorce, but the writer of the piece decided to talk to marriage therapists and counselors instead.

Part II: Long-term look at divorce

In our previous post, we took a look at the Nashville Ledger's recent extensive article on marriage and divorce. The piece takes a look at the statistical trends in divorce (people in first marriages are staying together longer) and marriage (folks are much more likely to cohabitate before marriage than they were in decades past).

Long-term look at divorce

Just as styles in clothes, movies, food and songs inevitably change over time, so do trends in marriage and divorce. According to a recent article in the Nashville Ledger, some of the changes to divorce in recent years have been dramatic.

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