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The above blog headline in today’s post is the lament of many American women who are now divorced in their so-called “baby boomer” years and strongly focused on financial matters.
A commentator in a recent Forbes article terms prenuptial agreements as "very worthwhile" for people contemplating their execution.
We have noted in prior select posts that every divorce in Arkansas is flatly unique. No two families are the same, and something as personal as family outcomes concerning important matters can never be determined through a "one-size-fits-all" strategy.
"I love coming to work when the facts are all on my side," said an Arkansas attorney last week following his arguments in court on behalf of a number of couples challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
In the last few years, same-sex couples across the state of Arkansas have watched as the nation transforms itself into a more forward-thinking country. With the U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding federal benefits for same-sex couples and the slew of states that have legalized gay marriage, it would seem that things are changing for nontraditional families.
Even though Arkansas has yet to recognize same-sex marriage or really any other kind of formalized relationship between same-sex partners, that doesn't mean that men and women in Arkansas are not entering into these kinds of relationships. There are many men and women living happily in same-sex relationships, some of whom are also raising families, but, like with different-sex relationships, nothing is guaranteed to last forever.
Child custody is one of the most important aspects of divorce for most Arkansas parents, but if you don't know what your rights are and where those rights end, you could find yourself in big trouble. In most child custody cases, parents will receive joint custody. Some parents, in an effort to get sole custody, will try to sabotage the other parent in court, yet that is almost always destined to backfire.
It is no surprise that prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly popular in Arkansas and across the country. Whether it is because there are more individuals getting married for a second or third time that want to protect the property they bring into the marriage or provide for children from a previous relationship, more and more couples are using this family law tool to lay out how property is to be divided, what spousal maitenance will look like or how child custody will be determined should a divorce happen. But, what about those people in Arkansas who are already married and never created a prenuptial agreement?
Although many people in Maumelle may turn to older generations as examples of marriages that can last, there are an increasing number of baby boomers who are seeking divorces. Divorcing after 50 is much different than divorcing in one's 20s, 30s or even one's 40s. There are different things that each age group need and things to take into consideration before, during and after divorce. One of those considerations that many baby boomers may forget is that they need support after a divorce.