Unique issues in marriage and divorce for people in creative fields

| May 19, 2017 | Family Law |

Unique issues can arise for individuals who work in creative fields. For one, some special concerns can be present for such individuals when it comes to their relationships, such as if they are married. Such individuals generally have a very creative nature. According to a recent Huffington Post article, divorces are more common among individuals with such a nature.

The article noted that there are several challenges individuals in creative fields can face when it comes to their relationships, including that:

    • Creative endeavors can take a lot of energy. This could reduce the amount of energy a person has to put towards other things, such as their relationship.
    • Creative endeavors can take up a lot of time. As with energy, not putting enough time towards a relationship could lead to problems within the relationship.
  • When both spouses in a marriage are creative types, there could be the potential for jealousy to arise between them over their creative endeavors.

It is important to note that these challenges are not insurmountable. For one, they may be able to be overcome if a creative person stays focused on what they can do to head off these issues. So, being aware of the unique challenges that could arise in their marriage and what steps they can take related to these challenges can be important for married individuals in creative fields.

Sometimes, a person ends up in a divorce despite their best efforts to keep a marriage strong. Divorce is another context in which unique concerns can come up for people in creative fields. For one, intellectual property can be a particularly big issue in divorces involving such individuals. There can be a variety of intellectual-property-related assets and income that a person could generate as part of their creative work, including copyrights and royalties. Intellectual property can raise some unique issues as compared to more conventional assets in a property division in a divorce. Divorce attorneys can help individuals in creative fields who are in a divorce with property division issues related to intellectual property and other divorce issues that their particular line of work could raise.

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