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Divorce can happen to anyone

For many newlyweds, marriage often feels euphoric and perfectly permanent. But, as the new wears off, it takes work from both parties to make a marriage successful over the long-term. People change, situations change and goals change, so, sometimes, divorce may be the best course of action for Arizona residents. As one high-profile couple is finding out, divorce can affect any marriage.

What it takes to overcome a divorce

Sometimes, ending a marriage is premeditated and the best course of action. Sometimes, a divorce is totally unexpected. Regardless of circumstances, splitting from a spouse means that life will change and may never be the same again. Divorce can definitely shock the system. Here's how Arizona residents can get through this experience and move on to a happier future.

Financial advice for those going through divorce

No couple gets married with the intention of someday ending the marriage. However, this is what happens to half of all marriages in the United States. Without question, divorce can be emotionally and psychologically tough. As many Arizona residents know, divorce can also be very expensive. Here are some financial tips for those going through this situation.

The rise of gray divorce in the United States

While not everyone will experience the end of a marriage, those who do often find that it is one of the most challenging experiences in life. These days, the stigmas surrounding divorce are gradually diminishing and the overall divorce rate in the United States is declining. However, for one demographic, the divorce rate has skyrocketed over the last 20 years. In what has become known as "gray divorce," more and more Arizona couples over 50 years of age are calling it quits.

How to keep the house after a divorce

When a marriage ends, the financial situation can become very complex and confusing. Divorce will bring about some major financial decisions. For most Arizona residents, the biggest financial decision during this time will most likely be what to do with the house. In many divorces, one spouse will be more inclined to keep the home but both spouses have the right to pursue ownership. The following advice could be helpful for individuals who find themselves in this situation.

Considering divorce? Become familiar with new tax laws

At first, all marriages are joyous occasions and cause for celebration. However, it is a statistical fact that half of all marriages in the United States will end in divorce. Ending a marriage is undoubtedly difficult and can have significant financial ramifications. Those in Arizona who have recently divorced or are planning to divorce should be aware of recent tax law changes.

Summer is the season of divorce

Summer in Arizona is traditionally a time of barbecues, vacations and fun. However, according to a recent study, summer is also a time when divorce filings ramp up. During this season, children are out of school and vacations are planned, which can add stress to a lot of marriages. As couples spend more time together, problems in the marriage can get exacerbated. If problems persist, some experts say summer is also a good time to begin planning for a divorce.

How to move on after the heartbreak of divorce

Those who experience the end of a marriage can find themselves drowning in emotions. During a divorce, it's not uncommon to feel stuck, and coping with the heartbreak that often follows a split can definitely be tough to handle. Moving on after a big life event like divorce is not easy, but drawing on the positives of this situation is a good place to start. Here are a few more tips for those in Arizona who suddenly find themselves amid the turmoil of a divorce.

How to thrive after a divorce

Anxiety, heartache and fear are common emotions when marriages end. Divorce is tough -- there's just no easy way to put it. However, it does not have to be all negative. In fact, there are a lot of positives in a divorce, and focusing on these positives can help those in Arizona thrive after a split.

Divorce: Learning to let go

Marriages in Arizona end for countless reasons, but separating from a spouse is rarely easy. Divorce is a lot like death, in that someone close and familiar is lost. Like a death, there may be a grieving period following a divorce. Also like death, in order to get over it, it is important to learn to let it go.

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