If you inherited a considerable amount of money during your marriage, you might have some trepidation about getting a divorce for fear that you will lose part of your inheritance. For example, maybe your uncle died and left you $1 million in his will. Although you were married, you were the sole heir of this money and your spouse's name was never mentioned. The way this money will be handled in asset division proceedings will depend on what you did with the money after receiving it.
Young married couples whose marriages hit the skids tend to focus more on child custody issues when facing divorce. While this is not always the case, younger couples usually haven't acquired very many valuable marital assets that need to be halved between them equitably.
Alimony payments in the 21st century are a contentious issue. The work environment has changed since the laws went on the books, with women making up roughly half of the work force today and dual income households becoming the norm.
Divorce lawyers are seeing more marriages terminate due to social media and the way it affects lives of partners. Many things about social media usage can change the way people think of each other and act toward each other, making relationships more complicated than ever before.