marital problems

Property division the second or third time around

When a Massachusetts marriage ends in divorce, some newly single people jump right back into the love game. For some, the end of their marriage left them feeling a bit defeated, and the urge is strong to get back out there and find love. For others, infidelity on the part of their former partner has left them in need of validation and vulnerable to entering into another bad relationship. However, it is important to realize that many second and third marriages also end in divorce, and issues such as property division become more complicated the second time around. Statistics show that the divorce rate for first marriages sits between 40 and 50 percent. For those in their second marriage, that number jumps to as high as 60 to 67 percent. And for unions in which at least one spouse is on their third try, the chance of divorce is a staggering 70 to 73 percent. By the time most spouses complete their first divorce, their net worth may be reduced due to alimony or child support obligations and the outcome of property division. This leaves individuals with less as they enter into their second marriage. If that union also ends in divorce, the resulting division of assets could be financially devastating. When considering a second or subsequent marriage, it is important to take a close look at the reasons for and results of one’s first divorce. Identifying the issues that led to the split can help to avoid making the

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Divorce can start with non-communication in the home

As with a lot of things in life, communication is one of the keys to a lasting marriage. That tidbit is more than likely not a revelation to couples. Still, most married couples will admit it is not always easy to practice over the long haul. Some marriage analysts believe that tedium can be the ultimate demise of many marriages right here in greater Boston as well as throughout the country. Celebrity high net-worth divorce scandals offer marital diversions on television as well as the tabloids. Rather than confront marital problems at home, some spouses divert their stress by focusing on the sensationalized struggles of others. Some celebrities are able to navigate the landscape of a high net-worth divorce with grace and a sense of calm (Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, for example). Despite the best of intentions, others become embroiled in often expensive and protracted proceedings (Frank McCourt of the Los Angeles). While the financial wrangling may be more complicated in a celebrity divorce, the simple fact is a well-known person confronts the same basic emotional and legal issues that affect all people who have decided to end their marriage. And that may be part of the reason they seem so fascinating. As a matter of fact, it is speculated by marriage researcher, Paul Amato that as many as 60 percent of the nation’s divorces are from what are considered “low conflict” marriages. Often, many divorces occur simply because couples stop paying attention to one another. The technology era

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