While overall divorce rates have remained relatively stable for years now, the dissolution rate for one demographic group has steadily risen – people over 50. Pew Research reports that the divorce rate for that age group has doubled since 1990 (now there are an average of 10 divorcing couples for every 1,000 married people, up from just five in 1990).
Shelly had had enough. Her husband was always late on mortgage payments, was bouncing checks, and creditors were calling constantly.
A number of people in happy relationships are interested in setting up a prenuptial agreement, but are worried how their partner will react. Wanting a prenuptial agreement does not mean that you are planning on divorce; instead, it removes uncertainty, and can protect both of your interests.
Having the divorce talk is not easy. Kids will have a very different perspective of the situation than you do. You need to understand what your kids might be thinking or feeling about this news so you can help them come to terms with what’s ahead.