7 Little-Known Financial Benefits of Divorce

From the cost of the lawyer to the loss of a spouse’s income, divorce often comes at a high price. What’s more, spouses may walk away from the proceedings with significantly fewer assets and retirement savings. That’s not to mention the emotional toll of the process. “At the end of the day, divorce is terrible,”

How Divorce Affects Investments

It is sometimes said that while June is wedding season, January is divorce season. Perhaps it is too much togetherness during the holidays that might be the final straw, but the holiday spirit seems to have lost its magic by the time January rolls around. And whereas divorce has unfortunately become quite commonplace, the challenges

Beware! Divorce can shorten lifespan

Lower life satisfaction among divorced people can lead to lower physical activity and increased smoking – two factors associated with early death, new research reveals. Divorced participants were more likely than married participants to smoke and, as a result, had poorer lung function, which predicted early mortality, the study found. “We were trying to fill

A Marriage Used to Prevent Deportation. Not Anymore.

They had shown the immigration officer their proof — the eight years of Facebook photos, their 5-year-old son’s birth certificate, the letters from relatives and friends affirming their commitment — and now they were so close, Karah de Oliveira thought, so nearly a normal couple. Thirteen years after her husband was ordered deported back to

Why America still permits child marriage

CHILD marriage is common in the developing world. One in three girls there is believed to marry before the age of 18, which is how child marriage is generally defined. If the practice is not reduced, another 1.2bn women will have married as children by 2050. Almost all of the countries in the top 20

Child marriage in the United States

Child marriage in the United States refers to a marriage where at least one party is under the age of 18.[1] Between 2000 and 2015, 87% of child marriages in the U.S. involved underage girls, while 13% involved underage boys. The legality of child marriage varies from state to state.[2][3] The general age of marriage