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Important divorce considerations

Kentucky residents contemplating divorce might like to know more information about the topic. When preparing to dissolve a marriage, first keep in mind that men and women view divorce differently. Women typically want to process their emotions when ending a marriage while men take a quick and efficient approach.

The likelihood of divorce increases with each marriage, so couples who are young may wish to wait a few years before tying the knot. This is because those who marry younger are more likely to divorce. Nearly 60 percent of women who marry before they are 18 file for divorce within 15 years. The divorce rate drops 36 percent for couples 20 and older. Getting it right the first time is crucial as 67 percent of second marriages fail along with 73 percent of third marriages.

A contentious divorce can make the process more expensive and time consuming, but divorce rituals or parties are ways to find some closure and move on from a relationship. A divorce ritual is sharing something with a former partner that was enjoyed during a marriage. This helps couples end their time together on a positive note. A ritual could consist of toasting each other, sharing a favorite meal or listening to a shared song.

It might take more than a goodwill gesture for some couples to find resolution when ending a marriage. These couples could still avoid the pain and hassle of litigation when using mediation. Mediation works when both parties are able to work together and communicate openly. There are several things to consider when going through a divorce like alimony, property division and child custody, and problems arising from these areas could be settled through mediation.

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