While it is highly unlikely that there is anyone in Little Rock with $9.4 billion, that doesn't mean that divorcing couples in Arkansas can't relate to Rupert Murdoch's upcoming divorce from his wife of more than 13 years, the former Wendi Deng. Unsurprisingly, Murdoch and Deng signed a prenuptial agreement prior to their marriage, and it is likely that the agreement will dictate much of how their divorce will proceed.
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This blog has talked a lot about how emotional and trying divorce can be. It is not easy to end a relationship, even if you are the one that is initiating the divorce. It is not easy to come up with a child custody agreement or divide your property. And, for pet owners in Arkansas, it may be especially hard to share pets.
Some 50 years ago, it would likely have been unheard of for a man in Heber Springs to receive alimony. Also known as spousal support, alimony was designed to help the spouse with less earning potential get back on his or her feet after a divorce. Yet, since men almost always had higher paying jobs than their wives, alimony was almost always awarded to women, never to men.
While every divorce involves some of the same basic elements, some inevitably become more complicated than others. This is true in Arkansas and beyond. While there are many factors that may contribute to a divorce becoming more intense than others, one of them is the assets the couple splitting must divide.
It is a divorce that has been one and a half years in the making, but Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian are finally divorced. The Associated Press announced the divorce was finalized earlier this week after a judge approved the divorce settlement. After only 72 days of marriage, Kardashian filed for divorce in October 2011.
The question of whether family courts are biased against fathers when awarding child custody is one that has caused much soul searching in the field of family law, here in Arkansas and across the nation. Fathers' rights advocates frequently point to statistics that claim fathers are awarded sole physical custody of their kids only 10 percent of the time, and joint physical custody only 20 percent of the time.
Many people in Little Rock may think of divorce as a purely civil matter; if you want a divorce you work with a divorce attorney to file legal motions, receive a judgment and have the backing of the judicial system should anything go wrong. For the religious, however, there are some requirements that go beyond the court room and require a member of the clergy's assistance. For anyone that follows Jewish law, or Halacha, divorce also requires a religious divorce, or a get.
There is increasing data that says divorce is on the rise among people 50 years and older, also known as the Baby Boom generation, but the divorce planning that goes into a gray divorce is quite different than that for younger couples. Unlike the older generations, divorcé(e)s in their 30s have a lot more time to save for retirement after the financial shock of ending a marriage. The older you are, the harder it is on your finances and retirement plans if you divorce.
Most everyone in Lonoke County who is getting a divorce knows that Arkansas is an equitable property division state, meaning that a court will divide marital property with equity in mind. While this does not necessarily mean that it will be divided equally, it often is. There are some things, however, that are a little more difficult to divide, which is why anyone going through a divorce should work closely with his or her property division lawyer to ensure an equitable settlement.
Ending a marriage is emotional, that goes without saying. Oftentimes people who decide to get a divorce in Little Rock are left with a feeling of grief, whether large or small, about the end of their relationships. Some people, however, are starting to throw divorce parties to help themselves get over that grief. In some cases, the divorce party symbolizes the freedom that comes with being out of a difficult marriage.