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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Divorce of Least Resistance

Aug 8, 2012 by

Critics of the no fault divorce laws here in the United States have long claimed that the ease of negotiating an uncontested divorce process is just too easy and actually encourages people to get divorced. Supporters refute the claim and say there is no reason a couple should be forced to endure a drawn-out divorce if they both agree to the split and the easier the process is, the better it is. While there may some merit in both sides of the argument, a recent divorce case in South Africa...

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Do Social Media Sites Increase Divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, Photobucket and others are becoming the latest weapons in divorce and child-support battles. Private investigators searching for information on a client’s wayward spouse or ex-spouse are quickly catching on to the fact that the websites are often a quick and easy way to catch people doing things they don’t want others to know about. Divorce and family law firms are increasing their reliance on information gathered...

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Five Tips for Couples Considering Divorce During Economic Slump

Aug 8, 2012 by

With the home-mortgage crisis in the U.S. wreaking havoc in the real estate and banking industries, its affect is now trickling down into other areas, such as divorce. Under the current market conditions, breaking up is harder to do than ever. Many divorcing couples are forced to live under the same roof because they can’t afford to move on separately. They can’t unload their houses for enough money to pay off their mortgages and home-equity debts, but job losses and tougher...

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Hugh Hefner Files for Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner recently filed for divorce from his estranged wife, former Playmate Kimberley Conrad, 47, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple was married in 1989, but have been separated since 1998. Hefner’s divorce action follows a $5 million lawsuit filed by Conrad against the Playboy founder over the sale of a house next door to the Playboy Mansion they once owned together. Conrad and Hefner have two sons together who have been living with their mother...

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Life & Death Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

A greedy Long Island mom who didn’t feel like haggling over her divorce and instead hatched a plot to take it all by force received an unpleasant surprise in criminal court recently. The judge in a Nassau County, New York courtroom summed up the situation when he said “She didn’t want a divorce by consent decree, she wanted a divorce by murder.” Susan and husband Peter Williams were already embroiled in a bitter divorce battle before she came up with the plan that would...

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Divorce Still Morally OK

Aug 8, 2012 by

According to the results of the Gallup Poll’s annual Moral Acceptability poll completed on May 10, 2009, the moral views of most Americans have changed very little in the last year. The poll found that the morals of the nation might have shifted ever-so-slightly to the right, but that overall the average was still left of center. Questions on moral issues showed Americans are still generally supportive of traditionally liberal viewpoints. The poll noted that most Americans still feel...

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Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth – Late-Stage Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

The recent announcement that Al Gore and his wife Tipper (right) are divorcing after more than 40 years of marriage has caused people to take notice of the fact that more seniors seem to be getting divorced now than ever before. Statistics from The Office of National Statistics show that the overall rate of divorce in the United States is dropping within every age group studied except those over-60. Senior divorce is not news to professionals who deal with marriage, separation and divorce...

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Is This Really the Right Time to Be Filing For a Divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

It appears that today many married couples choose not to seek counseling or to work on issues between themselves, but rather jump into divorce at the first sign of trouble in the relationship. Marriage is an institution that once was respected, and required some amount of maturity by both parties; it was to be taken seriously and it was forever. Furthermore, without marriage, societies would crumble; it certainly has its function. However, there are times when  a couple is unable to...

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He’s Jewish, I’m Catholic, It’s December. Now What?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Whether you choose to decorate the Christmas tree, light the menorah, or creatively compromise and buy a Hanukkah bush, the holiday season can be an extremely stressful time for couples in inter-faith relationships. If not handled properly, deciding which holidays and traditions to celebrate can strain your relationship and lead to conflict with your partner and your extended families. Depending on your religious backgrounds and level of dedication to your faith, what you are willing to...

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Divorce Hotel

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Dutch people are very good at coming up with solutions to social predicaments that push the boundaries of societal norms. The latest Dutch creation to cause a stir in the news is the invention of the “Divorce Hotel,” where unhappily-married couples can check in for the weekend as a couple, and check out on Monday morning as singles. The Divorce Hotel is the concept of 33-year-old Jim Halfens, who has been running the new business idea out of different hotels in the Netherlands...

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Trial Lawyer Author Offers $1,000 Prize

Aug 8, 2012 by

Attorney Robert E. Long’s new book, “Trial Lawyer,” takes readers right into courtrooms to witness how the law really works and offers a $1,000 juror’s “stipend”  “Ignorance of the law” may not be an excuse but it can cost defendants enormous sums of money or even their personal freedom … in “Trial Lawyer,” Robert Long uses “stories” to explain how the law functioned in his most unusual cases. Here are two of...

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Mediterranean Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

The New Year is a time for reflection and a look back at some the people and events that made a difference in the quality of people’s lives. A recent article by author Stephen Calleja in the Malta Independent Online covering the top stories and events that had the greatest impact on public opinion during 2010 gives a shout-out to the fact that a recently proposed Divorce Bill was the “Most Unexpected” event of the year in that tiny nation. The author’s conclusion might...

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The Other Woman: Jesse James’ Mistress Speaks Her Mind

Aug 8, 2012 by

Everyone in the nation knows that America’s sweetheart, Sandra Bullock picked a bad boy biker for a husband and that he was a bit less than faithful to his matrimonial vows. Jesse James’s indiscretions seemed all the more outrageous when it was revealed that the “other woman” in his life was a multi-tattooed, ex-stripper that played the role of devil-ess to Sandra’s angel-like public persona. Like a man making a choice between heaven and hell, Jesse’s girls...

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Sandra’s Secret Divorce Papers

Aug 8, 2012 by

You see celebrity divorces in the news every day and covering the break-ups of the rich and famous has become a big business. There is an army of investigative reporters and photographers working around the clock to deliver the dirt. With divorce documents open to scrutiny in every courthouse across the nation, the timing and details of almost every divorce are a matter of public record these days. The press knows when a celebrity files for a divorce almost as quickly as the spurned spouse...

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State-Sponsored Anti-Divorce Classes

Aug 8, 2012 by

Reflecting concerns over the rising rate of divorce across Asia and in China in particular, government officials in one state in Malaysia have taken some extraordinary measures by offering state-sponsored courses in maintaining marital intimacy in an effort to help keep couples and families together. Officials in the northern Malaysian state of Terengganu are now providing sex education for the elderly, sex courses for newlyweds and free honeymoons for couples in crisis. The move is highly...

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Waiting for Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

People waiting to get divorced in Arizona will not be getting any extra time to think about splitting up before they actually make the break. Arizona divorce law currently requires a 60-day waiting period before a couple can move forward with a divorce application. That requirement has been under assault in the Arizona legislature twice, and in this case it looks like the second time will be the last as the bill introduced in an effort to change the law to allow couples to wait longer before...

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Most Expensive Divorce Settlements

Aug 8, 2012 by

Although the true cost of some undisclosed celebrity divorces may never actually be known, the rich and famous are still setting records for the most expensive divorce settlements you’ll ever hear about at home. Any list of the top ten most expensive divorces may not be 100% accurate, but here are ten that comprise the most over-the-top and outrageously expensive settlements in the news today: #10 Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva = $80 million #9Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving = $100...

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Elin Nordegren Seeks $750 Million Divorce Settlement

Aug 8, 2012 by

It looks like more trouble ahead for the Tiger. Wife Elin Nordegren Woods has reportedly reassessed her position and is apparently not feeling too charitable toward her soon-to-be ex-husband, Tiger Woods. Reports have surfaced indicating that Elin has upped her settlement demands during divorce negotiations and is now asking for a whopping $750 million settlement package. Prior reports had estimated the settlement figure to be $500 million. Reports in the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper say that...

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Child Support Issues

Aug 8, 2012 by

The cost of a typical divorce usually goes far beyond just basic financial aspects when there are children involved. The children in a family weathering divorce suffer emotional wounds that often follow them into adulthood. While mom and dad battle it out over whose fault it was, whose needs went unmet most, and the problems involved with who will live where and with whom, the children may be unable to process the anger, stress, and hurtful words. They may internalize them and feel like they...

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