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A prenuptial agreement protects you and your spouse

You are getting married to the love of your life, and you don't want to do anything that could jeopardize that relationship. People have been telling you that you need to get a prenuptial agreement, but you think that might insult your partner and that your relationship will suffer as a result.

Ready for divorce? Talk to your spouse first

Before people get a divorce, there are usually questions and signs that there is trouble in the relationship. If you've ever talked to someone who got a divorce, he or she will be quick to tell you the moment he or she knew the relationship was over. They can tell you the factors that made their decisions for them.

Living alone is more common for Americans today than ever before

Americans are at a risk of dying alone, according to a news statement on Oct. 9, because they are more likely to live alone and not have families than in the past. Strong social relationships are necessary to boost a person's life span. In fact, a strong social circle improves a person's chance of staying alive by an amazing 50 percent. That's similar to the boost in a person's chance of surviving longer that results from quitting smoking.

Why is a settlement agreement important?

When you're going through a divorce, it's possible that you may have disputes that you need to resolve. One of the ways to do that is through alternative dispute resolution processes. One option is mediation, and another is collaborative law. In either case, you can get help to work through your issues, so you and your spouse can get through your divorce and move on with your lives.

How can you help your teen get through your divorce?

In the teenage years, many find themselves emotionally challenged as their hormones change and bodies adjust. Add to this the threat of a teen's parents divorcing, and it can quickly become a difficult situation. If you have a teenage daughter, you may be feeling the strain right now.

Do you need to live in a state to get a divorce there?

You've been waiting to get a divorce for some time, but you're not sure where you want to file. You think you might move out of state, but you like where you live in New York. One thing that might help you make up your mind is the amount of time you will have to wait to file for a divorce if you move out of the state.

What should you do if your spouse doesn't want a divorce?

There may come a time in your life where you feel your marriage is simply not working for you. You may mull over the decision and eventually come to terms with the fact that you want to get a divorce. You approach your spouse to talk to him about this, but you're blindsided when he says no.

Why is it important to hire a divorce attorney?

While there are many advertisements for do-it-yourself divorces, the truth is that it's a better idea to contact a divorce attorney. While you can go through the stages of a divorce on your own, an attorney has experience that you don't and can ensure you cover everything required in your settlement and divorce documents.