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Can you see the wisdom of signing a prenuptial agreement?

You are about to get married. You're about to share everything in life with your partner, including your future children and your finances – and you're about to make a lifelong commitment to the person you love. While this is all true, it's also true that your marriage – like many love unions – could fail to endure. We are all taking a risk when we say "I do," and the willingness to take that risk in the name of love is beautiful. However, you might still want to cover your legal bases with a prenuptial agreement.

Advice to prevent a post-divorce financial meltdown

The divorce process is meant to treat both spouses fairly. However, many people come out of divorce financially ruined. Women, it seems, are especially at risk of suffering a post-divorce financial meltdown. To prevent such an end result in your case, be sure to review the following pieces of advice which will help you manage the financial aspects of your divorce more successfully.

2 questions to ask when you're deciding to divorce

When you're not sure about whether to pull the trigger on your divorce process, the process of deciding can be nerve-wracking. One day you're absolutely certain that you want to leave, and the next day, you start to feel sentimental and you can't bear the idea of ending your marriage. These thoughts are normal, and eventually, you will know what's right for you to do. In the meantime, you can ask yourself the following questions to help you weigh the decision in your heart and mind.

3 concerns that every divorcing spouse will have

If you are considering divorce, you will have a lot of questions, emotions and insecurities swirling through your head and heart. In order to help you navigate all the concerns that are likely to come forward, we've identified three questions that every divorcing spouse should try to answer:

Does your career have anything to do with your divorce?

The reasons why we get divorced are complicated. Some Maryland couples may choose to separate because they're constantly fighting. Others might separate due to infidelity. They list is endless and it's rare that a divorcing couple can point their fingers at one simple cause. However, that doesn't stop people from trying to find reasons for divorce.

Want to keep your kids? Consider keeping a diary

If you look strictly at statistics, you'll find that mothers in Maryland tend to get the child custody award when push comes to shove. If you read between the lines, however, you'll realize that this is largely due to the fact that mothers tend to spend more time caring for their children than fathers do. Courts usually seek to award primary custody to the primary caretaker in custody battles.

I'm receiving child support: Do I have to pay income taxes on it?

If you're a recently divorced custodial parent who is caring for your children more than 50 percent of the time, it is highly likely that the other parent is paying child support money each month. This money is no doubt an enormous benefit to you and your children; it might be the only way you're able to financially provide for your family.

A divorce timeline for your reference

One of the most important ways to reduce the fear of a divorcing spouse is to explain the various stages of the divorce process. Although every divorce is unique, the vast majority of them will follow a specific order of events. These stages of divorce are as follows:

Divorce wasn't easy in Colonial times, but was certainly possible

These days, divorce is a common occurrence in Maryland -- so common that most people know quite a few couples who have been through a divorce. Most people tend to think that divorce is more of a modern phenomenon than something people did in the past. Divorces were indeed rarer in the past, but they were not unheard of -- even in Colonial times.

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