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Fighting Like Cats and Dogs…Over Cats and Dogs

Pets can be a source of excitement, happiness, and comfort. They are often seen as members of the family, which is why many people refer to them as their “furry children.” In fact, a pet often acts as a surrogate child for many younger married couples, who delay having children until they are financially ready. …

Even Decades-Long Marriages Not Safe from Divorce

A popular, old adage says that if your marriage lasts five years, you don’t have to worry about divorce. Like many people, you may be surprised to hear that friends or family members are divorcing after decades of marriage. Unfortunately, no marriage—regardless of how long it has lasted—is immune from the risk of divorce. Some …

Can the IRS’s Innocent Spouse Relief Save You from Paying for Your Ex’s Mistakes?

When married, it is nearly always financially advantageous to file a joint tax return. However, what was once a benefit can become a disaster if you divorce and are later audited. When you and your spouse file jointly, each of you becomes individually liable for the full amount of any taxes due, including interest and …

“In Sickness and in Health, ’Til Death Do Us Part” Isn’t Quite True

When you got married, you and your spouse promised to love and support each other for the rest of your lives, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, and in sickness and health. Unfortunately, however, you might now be finding that your spouse isn’t holding true to his vows. A recent article in WebMD …

What Special Arrangements Should Be Made in a Charleston Divorce Involving a Child With Special Needs?

One of the first thoughts that runs through your mind during your divorce is how the divorce will affect your children. You want to know if they will be upset, if your relationship with them will stay the same, and if you will still be able to see them when you want. If you are …

Heath Insurance Post-Divorce: Are You Covered?

Unless you plan ahead, your Charleston divorce can wreak havoc on your finances. It can affect your financial security in ways that you expect—like the cost of the divorce itself and your reduced household income after the divorce is finalized—and in ways that you never anticipated. One of the most frequently overlooked financial details of …

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Traits That Can Ruin Your Marriage

Why do some couples stay married, while others get divorced? The answers to this complex question are as varied as the couples themselves. However, well-respected research done by a team of psychologists sheds some light on the common traits that can foster unhappiness in a marriage. The team, lead by John Gottman, recorded 80 couples …