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How can getting divorced impact one financially?

Many people in Rhode Island going through a divorce may be so wrapped up in the emotional side of the process, they do not focus on the financial effect that getting a divorce will have on their lives. In fact, getting a divorce can cost a person more than they may realize. However, there are ways a person can mitigate the financial impact of a divorce.

Why it might make sense to divorce before the New Year

The holidays are a time for family, and for this very reason, couples in Rhode Island who are in an unhappy marriage may wait until January to end their marriage, even if they already know that divorce is inevitable. They think that by staying together, even if their marriage is crumbling, they can have one last Christmas as a family. Some may even think that the spirit of the season will save their broken marriage.

Look out for the waste of assets in a Rhode Island divorce

Not every couple in Rhode Island can end their marriage amicably. Sometimes the tensions and arguments that lead to the divorce can linger on throughout the divorce process. This can lead to couples fighting over every last dollar of every asset that they have. Some parties may even go so far as to "dissipate" -- or waste -- marital property.

A brief overview of the development of divorce in America

The right to divorce in America seems to be a given, and these days Rhode Island residents can even get a "no-fault" divorce, by citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason behind their split. However, it has not always been possible or easy to get a divorce. Let's take a look back in time and explore a brief overview of the history of divorce in the United States.

Does an expensive wedding increase the possibility of divorce?

Weddings are a big deal, and not just to the two individuals waiting to join hands in marriage. Couples in Rhode Island planning a wedding will find that between finding the right wedding dress, flowers, food, music and venue, planning a wedding can have a significant impact on their pocketbook. In the United States, couples will spend approximately $30,000 on their wedding, on average. However, is there any correlation between wedding costs and whether the couple's relationship will last?

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