Anytime a marriage is dissolved, there is simply more at stake than who gets the house, the car or the family pet. Divorce is a family affair, having as much or sometimes more of an effect on the children than on the parents. Arizona parents that are considering filing for divorce should take special note of child custody conditions with special attention to the age of any children.

Baby boomers have always seemed to march to their own drummer and that often-cited point appears to have been proved again, this time on the subject of divorce. At a time when marital dissolutions in Arizona and across the country appear to have leveled off, the over-50 crowd is confronting divorce on record levels. Over 20 years ago in 1990, just one in 10 couples over the age of 50 chose divorce. As recently as 2009, that figure was one in four couples.

Reality television has covered just about every facet of human relationships, including bachelors and bachelorettes seeking spouses in a season-long pursuit for a final red rose. Now another reality TV idea has surfaced, floated by an international entrepreneur. While it has not yet hit Arizona, the idea of a divorce hotel is certainly gathering publicity all across America as well as other countries.

How many first marriages survive? Divorce is not uncommon no matter whether you live in Phoenix or Scottsdale or any place in the country. The truth of the matter is that divorceis more common now than it was a decade ago. In fact, couples in Phoenix that have just recently gotten married for the first time or plan to have their first nuptials in the near future may be interested to know that a new study documents that nearly half of all first marriages end within the first 20 years.

On wedding day, we say “’till death do us part” – but over the course of your marriage there can be extenuating circumstances. Your marriage may ebb and flow, and in some cases it may end. Divorce is an emotional time, a period where you will reflect on your life and eventually move on to greater things.

However, divorce can cause much anger, especially when your former spouse takes vindictive or illegal action in an effort to hurt your divorce case. One such action is seeing a rise in popularity and it is causing many headaches in the realm of divorce law.

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