What are Common Divorce Trends in 2020?

What are Common Divorce Trends in 2020?

Just like anything else, divorce changes over time. When there are common threads that tie different divorces together, they can show up as certain trends. It can be important to be aware of these trends, as they can impact a person no matter what stage of divorce they are in. This may be before filing, during the proceedings, or after the marital issues are settled. To learn more, continue reading and retain the services of an experienced New York divorce attorney

Social Media Impact

The rise of social media has begun influencing divorce matters as well as people’s everyday lives. This is because the platforms make it easier for people to see and learn about the lives of others, including a former spouse. It is because of this that many people will choose to gather information regarding the individual’s life to bring to the court in order to modify their marital issues. An example of this can include requesting to change alimony payments if a former spouse moves in with another person or retires after the divorce. 

Alternatives to Litigation

Spouses who are facing divorce usually hope to avoid going through litigation. Instead, they look into alternative dispute resolutions. This can include mediation, arbitration, and collaborative divorce. These allow spouses to reach amicable agreements regarding their marital issues through healthy discussions. Often times, they also save time, money, and reduce the stress that comes with a trial.

Divorce Age

More and more people are getting divorced over the age of 50 years old in recent years. This has earned the term “gray divorces.” These divorces present their own challenges that are different than those that occur when spouses are at a younger age. This is due to the fact that they have fewer years of work ahead of them, making it harder to make up for any financial setbacks that happen as a result of the divorce proceedings. Estate matters are also a concern, as new medical directives and powers of attorney need to be appointed. In addition to this, beneficiaries to certain accounts should be redone.

Shared Parenting Time

In the past, mothers were often given custody of their children more than fathers. While this is true, times have changed and two-income families are more common today. This has caused shared parenting time arrangements to be more common as well. While 50/50 parenting time is ideal for most parents, this is not always possible unless they live close to one another.

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