Even though the end of a marriage may be a stressful and overwhelming event, many individuals still consider remarriage to end stress and loneliness. A recent census report states that more Americans have remarried more than once, including residents of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Divorcing couples in Arkansas can face tough times after the divorce becomes final. If a divorced couple fails to separate their estate plans or update financial arrangements in a timely manner, family members may be battling with ex-spouses or their former in-laws to attain certain assets and death benefits. Under the law, after death, property may automatically go to a spouse or to his or her family, if certain beneficiary designations are not updated.
According to studies, divorce is steadily increasing in the United States, including Arkansas. The end of a marriage can indeed be difficult for everyone, including celebrity couples. There are many issues to address, including child custody, property division and spousal support. There may be a brighter side to the story, too, by spelling the end of negative emotions, such as bitterness and animosity, and holding the promise of a brighter future. A couple can look forward to moving on, in terms of career and future positive relationship opportunities, as well.
For some, the end of a marriage results in bitter battles between estranged spouses. In fact, the new era of social media is helping acrimonious exes find a new frontier to stake out their bitterness. Arkansas recognizes valid prenuptial agreements between spouses, and Little Rock residents could benefit from a social media clause in a prenuptial pact.
As many Arkansas residents are likely aware, divorce affects how some holidays are celebrated. This is especially true for Valentine's Day. But this does not have to be so. People going through a divorce can use this time not to fester in resentment, but to have productive conversations with their soon-to-be ex-spouses.