Getting divorced is seldom a pleasant experience. In fact, many divorces are messy and painful, leaving behind shattered dreams, broken hearts and fractured families. The simplicity or complexity of any divorce is usually determined by whether or not a parting couple can come to an amicable agreement regarding the custody of any minor children from the marriage and the division of marital property and assets.
Divorce can put a strain on finances for all parties involved. This is especially true in a high-asset divorce, where property division must be carefully considered by family members or the courts. Prenuptial agreements and other documents may help in this process, but in their absence, a court may be expected to rule on dividing some assets. Those who face trouble arranging their finances and dividing assets should strive to understand their rights and obligations under the law.
Statistics show that many marriages end before the traditional "death us do part." While the subject of divorce can be a touchy one, the end of a high-profile couple's marriage can be as widely publicized as its beginning. This is particularly the case when A-list celebrities and large amounts of money are involved.
There are many wealthy residents throughout the Denver and Fort Collins area, and it's a fact of life that many of those wealthy couples will divorce. For couples that have been married a long time and own many joint assets, those can be difficult to unwind. When going through the divorce process, many important assets, such as art or vacation homes, will need to be divided.
Marriage is a happy institution for many Colorado couples, but we all know that not every marriage was meant to be. For some people divorce is the best option for their pursuit of happiness. In particular, a high-asset divorce can be difficult because not just emotions are involved. Complex business assets, taxes and the vagaries of property categories can induce a headache if one doesn't have the proper legal assistance.
Large amounts of money can be on the line in a high-profile divorce. That was certainly the case in the divorce of the former husband and wife who became celebrities for infamously crashing a White House state dinner in November 2009. Tareq Salahi and his wife Michaele clashed often in settling matters in their divorce, according to media reports. The former couple appeared on numerous reality TV shows in recent years.
There has been a nationwide increase in the trend of gray divorces, so-named because the participants in these divorces are over the age of 50. Whether because of changing social mores, financial pressure or other reasons, the 50-and-over crowd is one of the fastest-growing segments of the population seeking divorce.
Generally, no one gets married expecting the relationship to end. Unfortunately, many married people don't want to talk or even think about divorce, and this often leads to problems when the relationship dissolves. The news that Stevie Wonder has filed for divorce should remind our Colorado readers that it's best to prepare for divorce before it happens.
"Twilight" fans in Fort Collins have likely heard the news that Kristen Stewart was recently caught in a compromising situation with director Rupert Sanders. Now the star of the "Twilight" trilogy has issued a public apology for her indiscretion, stating that she was sorry for the pain and embarrassment she caused everyone involved, especially her beau Robert Pattinson. The real question, though, is whether or not the couple will call it quits.