When a couple divorces, keeping the relationship amicable is not easy. Ideally, the pair will remain civil; especially when children are involved. In reality, in Maryland or elsewhere, this is not as easy as it sounds. With divorce comes a string of other family law issues, including visitation, child custody and child support; none of which tend to be easy to resolve.
When most of us think of divorce, we probably imagine young or middle aged couples going their separate ways. For some reason, the thought of a couple that has been married for 25-plus years getting a divorce or legal separation is unnerving. And yet, statistics show that the security that long-term marriages seems to be shifting. The divorce rate for those over the age of 50 has doubled in the past 20 years. This phenomenon is known as "the gray divorce."
With marriage comes more than happiness and bliss. Decisions both big and small are an everyday occurrence in married life. From children and their activities to the chores that need to be done around the house, the decisions married couples have to make are seemingly endless. Sometimes the pressure can lead to bickering.
When most imagine a weekend getaway, they think of a romantic setting for two with happy couples strolling about hand in hand. Annapolis happens to be one of those places where such visits happen. That notion is being turned on its head, however, by purveyors of a concept in which the weekend getaway is a venue for couples to hash out their divorce and family law battles. They call it the "Divorce Hotel."