Like me, my neighbor had begun having trouble with her marriage a couple of years before the pandemic. It wasn’t that the coronavirus had created the problems, but it had certainly crystallized them.
Changes in family roles reflect increased educational and occupational opportunities for women and greater gender equality within families. Fathers are expected to play an active role in parenting—and usually do—to a much greater degree than they did half a century ago.
Widespread social-distancing policies meant many couples had two choices, neither particularly appealing: They could smush together into close-quartered, 24-hours-a-day cohabitation, indefinitely, or be apart with limited in-person contact, indefinitely.
Does an member of an unmarried same-sex couple have standing to pursue court-ordered parenting time in Tennessee?
What are parents to do when their parenting schedule is based on the school calendar and schools are closed for the rest of the academic year?
Does alimony in futuro always terminate when the recipient remarries in Tennessee?
What does “good faith” mean in the context of prenuptial agreements in Tennessee?
Research shows that practically every dimension of life happiness is influenced by the quality of one’s marriage, while divorce is the second most stressful life event one can ever experience. Yet nearly half of all married couples are likely to divorce, and many couples report feeling unhappy in their relationships.
The specter of divorce still haunts young adults and disadvantaged couples, contributing to family instability.
Marital infidelity is well-known, but financial infidelity might actually be more common.