The word divorce can have positive and negative connotations, depending on one's experience. Nevertheless, high-asset divorce often piques the interest of many people. Take, for example, the recently finalized divorce of Joe and Tina Simpson, parents to celebrity singers Jessica and Ashlee, which involved cars, savings and an insurance policy.
Two people who wish to be married and who have valuable properties and assets need to protect themselves against the down-the-road possibility of a high asset divorce. Such couples commonly prepare prenuptial agreements before saying, "I do." However, such agreements may be subject to modification or dismissal if one party was coerced into signing the prenup.
One small Texas town has gained notoriety for the increased number of divorces that are occurring there. That this and other small towns in the area are seeing an increase in divorces may be due in part to the economy.
A study suggests that one in four women happened to be insured through a family member's plan, but the study also suggests that this coverage could be lost through the divorce process. In fact, it is estimated that 115,000 women will lose their health insurance coverage every year due to a marital dissolution.