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No Fault Divorce Archives

Getting divorced? Don't forget to change your estate plan.

If you are in the process of obtaining a divorce, you are probably focused on getting on with your life. However, you also need to spend some time thinking about the important documents governing your death.It is important to update all of your estate planning documents during or after your divorce. These documents include: your trust, will, and powers of attorney.

Divorce Statistics

Highest/Lowest Divorce Rate by State:
The State with the highest divorce rate is Nevada, with 14.7% of marriages ending in divorce.
New Jersey, on the other hand, has the lowest divorce rate, at only 9.1%.

Social Security and Divorce

As long as an individual was married at least 10 years, was divorced, and is currently single, he or she can collect Social Security benefits on an ex-spouse's earning record as if they were still married. This applies even if the former spouse has remarried.

Divorce Debt Strategies

Family debt as a percentage of disposable income has increased from 70 percent in 1980 to over 110 percent by 2011. With the rising amount of debt in American families, the need to plan for the division of these debts has become a major focus in divorce settlements.

Irreconcilable Differences?

Shortly after I posted a recent blog about "No Fault Divorce", I received a question while I was on the radio (690 A.M. with Bob and Rob Allison's 'Ask Your Neighbor' program. . .Fridays at 9 a.m.) talking about No Fault Divorce issues. I was asked about the phrase "Irreconcilable Differences". That is a phrase we hear frequently in the media when Hollywood couples are divorcing. Keep in mind, those divorces are typically in California where the law regarding pleading requirements is different.

Michigan No Fault Divorce: Does Fault Affect My Divorce?

Most people going through divorce have heard the phrase "No Fault Divorce". No fault divorce means that the courts do not care whether someone "caused" the divorce. . . if a husband or wife wants a divorce, he/she will be granted the divorce whether the other spouse wants it or not. It does not matter if someone caused the divorce.

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