Divorce is an unfortunate fact of life. People fall in and out love, relationships change, and eventually many marriages dissolve. There are nearly infinite possible causes for divorce and predicting or generalizing about how it comes about is very difficult. Over time however, there do appear to be some trends and patterns in divorce across the country.
In fact, we recently asked our legal network to share their experiences with divorce trends. We learned that there are in fact certain patterns to divorce and even more popular seasons for divorce.
For example, some attorneys cited that the end of the school year can be a popular time for couples with children to initiate divorce. Parents following this pattern hope their children have a chance to adjust to the divorce before the new school year begins.
Our legal network members also gave some great advice about saving money on attorney fees. When going into a divorce, the more prepared you are, the more money you will save. If you and your partner have already decided how your estate will be split, you will spend less time with your attorney, which equates to less expensive attorney fees. So how do you do that? What do you need to know and what do you need to do to negotiate a fair divorce settlement agreement that will secure your financial future?
Recently we partnered with the President and Founder of Bedrock Divorce Advisors, Jeff Landers, while working on our divorce trends infographic. Landers is the author of the new book, Divorce: Think Financially, Not Emotionally – What Women Need To Know About Securing Their Financial Future Before, During, And After Divorce. His new book provides women going through the crisis of divorce with the tools they need to secure their financial future.