Divorce Blame

Feb 11, 2013 by

Although someone usually gets blamed whenever a marriage fails, suing your local church congregation for your divorce is definitely an unusual circumstance. Whenever a divorce occurs, someone is likely to be blamed for causing it. That fact is simply human nature, and it is hard to imagine that no one would receive at least a small bit of blame and that everyone would be equally happy and completely guilt-free when a close personal relationship is finally and legally terminated. It is almost...

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How Does Your City Rank for Divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

A recent article in Men’s Health magazine has ranked 100 U.S. metropolitan areas according to their prospects for divorce. The magazine analyzed the rates of failed marriages, the divorce laws, the percentages of those divorced, and the number of licensed marriage and family therapists in each city. The magazine’s results roughly mirror data from the U.S. government’s National Center for Health Statistics that shows some urban areas definitely experience more divorces than...

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The Un-Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

A recent article in the New York Times has uncovered a new category of unhappily married couples in the form of people who are “un-divorced.” The article noted that an increasing number of people contemplating a divorce are now taking a closer look at their finances in the downward turned economy. A lack of cash is often the motivation for people who separate, but still remain married in order to continue to enjoy the benefits of marriage like tax breaks and health care coverage....

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Is Your Separation Legal?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce can be a long, drawn out process that has many different steps. For some couples, there’s a chance to save the marriage before they have to go through with the actual divorce filing. Many of those people will choose to go through a separation period of in order to sort some things out and try to fix whatever is causing their marriage to fall apart. But not every separation is the same. Marriage law is complicated and it varies depending upon where you live. In some places, legal...

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Catching Cheaters Online

Aug 8, 2012 by

It is common knowledge that the recently relaxed privacy settings on Facebook have enabled some members’ personal details to be leaked without them realizing it. What people might not know is that social media stalking has become a widespread evidence-gathering tool for attorneys involved in divorce cases. In the old days attorneys would have to get the goods on cheating spouses by using private investigators to snoop around with cameras. Now they just go online to look for compromising...

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Secrets To Love Addresses the Marriage Controversy!

Aug 8, 2012 by

President Barack Obama stated in his book “Audacity of Hope” that there is preliminary evidence that “Marriage education workshops can make a real difference in helping married couples stay together…” Yet, today there is a growing controversy about whether or not the Federal government should spend money to support healthy marriages. Some critics think the government has no business supporting marriage at all, while others say the money should be spent on more...

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Jesse James Cries Foul Over Character Issues

Aug 8, 2012 by

Jesse James is involved in a civil lawsuit that has nothing to do with his recent cheating adventures and subsequent divorce plans, but the trial’s jury selection process is beginning to show that like most of the American public, potential jurors in the case seem to have a bit of pre-existing bias. According to the suit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, James is being sued by manufacturer Fortune Fashion Industries over a planned clothing line for retailer Walmart. James is...

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4 Ways Your Spouse Can Hide Assets in a Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Everyone knows a divorce can be a tricky adventure once you get into the courtroom. We often do not know the true colors of an individual until we become involved in a divorce and legal proceedings have a way of making people do things that you never imagined they might do to you. Besides keeping an eye on your cash, it can also be helpful to keep an eye on your in-laws and any other relatives of your future ex-spouse during a divorce. Don’t be surprised when they turn against you as they...

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What are Your Divorce Alternatives?

Aug 8, 2012 by

A divorce can be a devastating event for everyone involved. When a marriage is in trouble, divorce should be regarded as the last resort after all other avenues have been exhausted. It should not be seen as a quick and easy way out of a difficult relationship. As long as both parties involved have some interest in salvaging and hopefully preserving the union, there are always alternatives to breaking up a marriage. Marriage counseling from a licensed therapist or clergy member is a practical...

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New York Grants Financial Assistance During Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

New York State’s recent passage of the no-fault divorce law may be the main story in the headlines today, but New York also enacted two other provisions within the new law that may prove to be just as important. Both of the additional provisions indicate the state’s clear intent to level the economic playing field for both spouses in all divorces. The first provision mandates spousal maintenance payments in court-ordered amounts during a divorce action. This measure was created to...

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The Fall of the House of Usher

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Fall of the House of Usher was a 1960 Vincent Price horror film about a family and home plagued with madness, criminal conduct and debauchery. A fast forward to Atlanta, Georgia 2009, to the current House of Usher, will reveal one Raymond Usher, similarly plagued, but only with debauchery at this time. The madness and criminal conduct might come later though. Seems the R&B star’s love life is still traveling in the fast lane after a brief tour of married duty. After years of...

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Cutting Kids in Half

Aug 8, 2012 by

A bill has been introduced into Pennsylvania legislature proposing a shift in child custody determinations made by the court from the current “best interests of the children” preference to joint physical custody by both parents. The Pennsylvania Families Association is lobbying on behalf of the bill and claims it will prevent child custody from being used as leverage in divorce cases. The group contends the change will save both time and money spent in court. The current state laws...

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The Squeaky Wheel: Divorce from a Child’s Perspective

Aug 8, 2012 by

According to The Child Advocate, “Divorce is an intensely stressful experience for all children, regardless of age or developmental level; many children are inadequately prepared for the impending divorce by their parents.” Award-winning author Robert Kimmel Smith takes a close look at this painful topic from a child’s perspective in his young adult novel “The Squeaky Wheel” (published by iUniverse), now an Authors Guild Backinprint.com edition. When...

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Divorce Papers Accuse Nevada Governor of Infidelity

Aug 8, 2012 by

An affair with a Playboy model was one of the charges levied against Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons by his estranged wife Dawn. The accusation hit the news yesterday when the Washoe County Family Court unsealed the records on the case giving journalists plenty to talk about. The divorce documents allege that Gibbons had two affairs, one with a former Playboy model and another with a women to whom he sent over 800 text messages. Governor Gibbons says both women are “just friends” but...

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Do You Need Divorce Insurance?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Is it any surprise that an enterprising insurance company is now offering divorce insurance? Everyone knows that getting a divorce can cost a small fortune these days. The price of splitting up in the United States can easily range from a few thousand dollars to over $20,000 depending on the situation and the assets involved. In that light, purchasing a few bucks of divorce insurance every month might pay big dividends when the relationship goes awry. It would certainly be an advantage to have...

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Gay Marriage on Hold in California for Now

Aug 8, 2012 by

Gay rights supporters in California are debating when the next assault on the state’s Proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban should be launched. Although many Prop. 8 opponents are eager to get to work before the 2010 elections, Equality California, the state’s largest gay-rights group, is setting its sights on 2012. Other gay-rights groups, like the Courage Campaign, are moving ahead with plans for the 2010 ballot. The question of when to go back to the polls has been a central issue...

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Divorce Capitals

Aug 8, 2012 by

Recent statistics show that the state of Florida and in particular, Panama City, Florida leads the nation in the number of annual divorces. After examining the statistics for the number of divorced people reported to be in each city, the totals were compared to the number of people divorcing in 2009 and a clear list of the top 50 capital cities for divorce emerged. The top 50 list was created by the Daily Beast website, that crunched the numbers to come up with the rankings. The entire Daily...

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Texas Blocks Same-Sex Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Even though same-sex marriage is not legal in Texas, a Texas appeals court has ruled that gay couples cannot get divorced in that state. Same-sex couples married in other states do not have the legal right to get divorced in the Lone Star State and must seek their relationship remedies elsewhere. It appears the Texas appellate court was worried that if the state recognized same-sex divorce, it would also have to recognize same-sex marriage and that is something the Texas legislature does not...

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Mandatory Divorce Reading

Aug 8, 2012 by

Books can make news for many different reasons these days and the best-seller racks are always full of new and interesting titles to choose from, but it is not often that books make news because they are mandatory reading. Especially not books on parenting, divorce and family communication, however a judge in Canada recently ordered a couple with two kids to do exactly that. Ontario Superior Court Justice David Price found himself presiding over the case of a couple who got married in 1998 and...

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Divorce at the Top

Aug 8, 2012 by

When the former governor of California and his wife recently announced their separation in a joint statement there was no mention of a specific cause for the separation. Arnold Schwarzenegger was widely quoted at the time as saying “We both love each other very much,” and the split at first looked like it might be temporary. Maria Shriver was less forthcoming and made no public statement, leaving the press to speculate that if even she had been unhappy in the marriage, she had made...

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