How Do Post-Nuptial Agreements Work?

Most of us have heard of pre-nuptial agreements, but have you heard of a post-nuptial agreement? Utah law recognizes the right of spouses to enter into a post-nuptial or post-marital agreement on the same terms as a prenuptial agreement. Here are some of the fundamentals behind post-nuptial agreements.

Rebuilding Your Social Circle after Divorce pt. 2

A group of elegant young women enjoy a friendly dinner together while they partake of a little wine and food.Previously on our blog we took a look at some different ways to piece your social life together after you have gone through a divorce. We discussed the importance of reevaluating your current friendships, reigniting old friendships that had passed by, as well as strategies of meeting new people and making new friends. However, there are other important things to note if you are looking to build a strong social circle in your new life that you’re making for yourself. So without further ado, here are some final tips on rebuilding your social circle after divorce…

Look for other changes in your life

Divorce is a huge change that sends out ripples that affect many other aspects of your life. It is also, however, the first step in the road to building a new, stronger you. For this reason, now is the perfect time to evaluate a wide variety of different aspects in your life, and find the changes that need to happen for you to grow as a person. Look at things that you have been doing that make you unhappy, or things that got you to the place you are currently at in your. Reevaluate what is important to you and what changes you can make to get closer to finding that contentedness. Making these changes will bring you in the paths of people who will contribute meaningfully to your life. In short, focusing on being a better you will attract the kind of people you want to be around.

Cut out people who are detrimental to your life

In the same way that you need to bring people you care about into your social circle, there may also be individuals who are toxic to you, and can contribute negatively to your mental and emotional well-being during this time. Now is the time to cut these people out of your life, at least for now. It may sound harsh, but you need to find a road to stability before you can handle these kinds of people. This isn’t to say that these are bad people, or that you don’t care immensely about them, but now may not be the right time for you to be in each other’s life. Acknowledging this type of difficult situation and acting appropriately shows that your friendship with them can still maintain maturity, and may come into play again, further down the road.

Rebuilding Your Social Circle after Divorce pt. 1

A group of friends runs together on a trail amongst trees and grass. They all smile. The woman in front is in focus with a blue and pink shirt.Going through a divorce can drastically alter many different aspects of your life. Not only are you separating from a person whom you have, at least somewhat, built your entire life around, but many other personal relationships in your life might be complicated by your separation. If you are not careful, this could descend into a rather lonely part of existence. But it doesn’t have to! If there is a time to not be alone in your life, right after experiencing a divorce is one of them. For this reason, it is important to get yourself out there and begin to piece back together your social circle. While this might be a nerve-wracking task, it is definitely a necessary one. Here’s some tips for rebuilding your social circle after divorce…

Existing friends

The first thing that must be done is getting in touch with all of your existing friends. Some of these relationships might not be what they once were, depending on the social dynamic of your divorce. However, getting to know who is still truly your friend after such a tumultuous period is a very important and enlightening experience. Don’t be discouraged if you have lost any friends in the thick of yours and your spouse’s separation. Knowing who really cares about you can help you make better choices about friendships in the future.

Rekindle old friendships

The next thing to do is take a trip down memory lane to see if there are any friendships that you accidentally left by the wayside during your marriage. These friendships may not have ended badly, but just faded away as life moved on. However, just as much as friendships can vanish, they can also reappear even more vibrantly than before. Now is a great time to rekindle some of these old friendships and catch up with people who once met so much to you. As you’ve both grown as people over the past while,

Find passions/hobbies

Friends don’t just materialize into thin air or pop up out of the ground. Friendships blossom when people have similar interests that bring them together. For this reason, it’s good to take this new time of your life to explore new interests that you’ve always been meaning to take up. This will put you in contact with other people that will probably get along with. In any point in your life, this is one of the easiest ways to make meaningful friendships, but it is especially an important and valuable way to make friends after a divorce.

3 Most Common Causes of Divorce

According to legal professionals around the country who specialize in divorce, 93% of all divorces occur because of three simple reasons. Now, that is not to say that these issues can be answered with a simple fix. Oftentimes, these can have huge implications for one’s emotional well-being, leaving divorce as a last resort that must be taken. However, sometimes being educated about the bumps in the road that can happen with a marriage can be the first step to preventing them from happening. Here are the top 3 reasons why people get divorced in this country.

What Is Involved in a Legal Separation

legal separationMany have questions surrounding legal separation and how it differs from divorce. Legal separation is a decree of separate maintenance that is obtained by a married couple who wishes to live separately but terminate the marriage. It is a court order that outlines the rights and responsibilities of each spouse, and while the couple involved in a legal separation remains married, they live separate lives. Laws governing legal separation vary by state.

Do We Need a Prenup?

prenupPrenuptial agreements are often associated with high-profile marriages, but the truth is that there are many good reasons that a soon-to-be-married couple might prepare a prenuptial agreement. Here are some of the most common reasons for having them.