Common law marriage can be a confusing and slippery topic. There is a sea of misinformation out there about it. Many wonder when a common-law marriage begins and when it ends. That is not always easy to determine since this type of marriage is based on informal characteristics.
When a marriage goes sour, people are often quick to blame themselves or their spouse. There is a lot of finger pointing. However, according to a recent article from Psychology Today, much of what makes marriage so hard is societal in nature.
If you are seriously considering divorce, there are steps you can take now to position yourself for success. Here are 7 things you can do even before you file for divorce: