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It is important to be informed regarding facts of divorce

91230039_S.jpgMarriages in Oklahoma are entered into with the anticipation of a relationship that will continue to grow and thrive as the couple ages and builds their life together. Sadly, this is often not the case as couples can grow apart. Adding children to the mix can cause additional stress on the relationship, and divorce may be the result. There are certain assumptions that people may make regarding separation and divorce that are not true.

One such assumption is that maintaining separate bank accounts means that finances are separate as well. Assets accumulated during a marriage are regarded as marital property, or joint property, and are subject to a fair division of assets as determined by a court. In a related issue, a person may assume that alimony will be granted to the wife. In today's economy, it is not unusual for father's to stay home and raise children. In alimony decisions, the income of both parties is considered when making a determination.

Tips for moving forward after divorce

46068113_S.jpgEven if two individuals agree to pursue a divorce, the whole process can be incredibly stressful and emotionally taxing. It is one experience that can completely change someone's life. 

That is why many people find it difficult to move forward in this new chapter after divorce. So, here are some tips to help individuals take the first step to do just that.

What does a good co-parenting relationship look like?

45613925_S.jpgA divorce might be the end of a marriage, but it is rarely the end of the relationship. Many divorced spouses in Oklahoma have children together. Therefore, they must continue to work together to raise their children even after their divorce.

Learning to co-parent with an ex-spouse can be a significant challenge. It requires both parents to strike a balance. Each relationship will look different, but here are a few common indicators of a healthy co-parenting relationship:

Financial considerations for divorcees over 50

98229461_S.jpgEven though the divorce rate overall has declined in the United States over the last 20 years, one group has seen a significant rise in divorce: couples over age 50. Over the years, the trend has become so prevalent it even acquired its own name, gray divorce.

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