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Is Alimony I am Already Paying for a Previous Marriage Considered in Determining Alimony in my Current Tulsa Divorce?

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In Oklahoma, alimony (also known as spousal support) is calculated and assigned based on many different factors. Judges have wide discretion when assigning alimony. Judges use their discretion to weigh various factors in deciding what is fair and equitable.

However, before discussing how alimony is calculated and if alimony from a prior marriage is considered in the calculation, it is important to understand the purpose behind alimony.
What is Alimony
The word “alimony” itself came from (more...)

The Dynamics Of The Step Family

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​I. The Stepfamily Cannot and Will Not Function as Does a Biological FamilyThe stepfamily has its own specific dynamics and behaviors.Since we know no other there is a tendency to overlay the expectations and dynamics of the biological family on to the new stepfamily.II. There is No Replacing the Biological ParentIn the stepfamily we cannot reconstitute the biological family. Mother and father are hallowed words and are determined by biological connections. A child often almost (more...)

How To Help Your Children Adjust To Your Remarriage

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Blending a family is a huge, complex topic and this is only going to scratch the surface … if you are dating again, thinking about getting married again then you’re going to need to help your children adjust to your remarriage.
We know that second marriages are not easy. The U.S. Census Bureau in 2006 found that 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. It seems that third marriages are even harder, ending in divorce (more...)

Remarriage After Divorce and Kids

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Remarriage After Divorce and KidsThu, 06/09/2016 - 16:13 Getting married again after going through a divorce is certainly not uncommon. Many people find a new partner and choose to remarry, and a good number of these remarriages involve parents with children from their previous marriage. Kids don't always understand the reasons behind divorce or remarriage; they might only see it as a bad thing. Helping kids cope with remarriage after divorce will be something (more...)

The Importance of Acquiring a Financial Order

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When it comes to divorce, the main misconception is that when a couple separates, their shared financial arrangements then come to an end. But this is not true. However, when a divorce is eventually finalized – also known as a Decree Absolute – there are no changes made to the financial arrangements. 
A recent case brought financial orders in divorce into the limelight, proving just how important a financial order in a divorce really is. As reported heavily (more...)

Maryland Family Lawyer Marjorie G. DiLima on Alimony in the State of Maryland

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Alimony is a common issue facing many of the divorcing couples in Maryland, and beyond. Today Maryland family lawyer Marjorie G. DiLima will be answering frequently asked questions on the differences between spousal support and alimony, and how a judge decides whether an individual qualifies for alimony…or not.
 
 
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Divorce Magazine Podcast: Maryland Family Lawyer Marjorie G. DiLima (more...)

Divorcing After 50? Make Finances Your Top Priority

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Divorce is a reality for a growing number of aging couples, a phenomenon commonly referred to as “gray divorce”. According to a 2013 study at Bowling Green State University, the divorce rate among adults ages 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010. Now, one in four Americans getting divorced is 50 or older.
The study also found that the divorce rate is 2.5 times higher for those in remarriages compared to those in first marriages. (more...)

Tips for Blending Families

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Blending families after the divorce or death of your spouse and your remarriage is not an intuitive process. It’s a challenging process riddled with difficulties. Biological parents may be pulled in different ways by their children and new spouse; stepparents may feel like a third wheel around their spouse and stepchildren; rivalry among stepsiblings may exceed what you possibly could expect; and more. So, learn as much as you can about how to blend families. You need realistic (more...)

Are You Considering Remarriage and a Blended Family?

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Make no mistake. Making a marriage work in a blended family (also known as a stepfamily)—a family that includes children from one or both of the spouses’ previous marriages and any from this one, too—is incredibly hard. Dealing with your children’s needs, desires, discipline, feelings toward their parents and stepparents, and movement between two households takes tremendous energy and wisdom. Dealing with your ex, your spouse’s ex, visitation schedules, and legal suits related to child (more...)