A married couple can realize that their differences are irreconcilable at any time. It does not matter how long the couple has stayed together, the realization that a divorce is necessary may strike ten weeks into a marriage or ten years. No matter how long the married couple has remained together, divorce is difficult and often unexpected. But it is never too late to begin preparing and devising a divorce strategy that can help couples to reach a mutually satisfactory divorce settlement.
Rhode Island residents may remember Captain and Tennille as the 1970s music duo who frequently recorded songs celebrating their marriage and touting their everlasting love. Alas, their love could not sustain the couple as their 38-year marriage is now coming to an end.
Cathryn Antoinette Tennille, 73, and Daryl "The Captain" Dragon, 71, drafted a divorce petition in which they asked that all debt, obligations and community property be divided equitably. As the couple has no children, there was no need to come to any child support or child custody arrangement. Also, neither couple claimed to be in need of spousal support.
Ending a marriage is difficult but oftentimes necessary. What does not need to be difficult, however, are the divorce proceedings. Adequate preparation can help prevent many of the potential problems that can arise during divorce proceedings and help couples to come to a fair and satisfactory divorce settlement. With legal consultation, it is possible to come to an understanding of what legal rights a divorcee has, as well as begin to devise a strong divorce strategy that addresses the unique family law issues that arise in each individual case. With this in place, it may be possible to protect one's finances and begin post-divorce life on the right foot.
Source: Boston Herald, "The Captain and Tennille headed for divorce," Jan. 23, 2014