Booklet Helps Women Navigate the Terrain of Dividing Retirement Benefits

Aug 8, 2012 by

Non-profit Guide Explains How Women Can Avoid Losing the Pension and Save Themselves From Additional Pain During a Split The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) today released Divorce and Retirement: How to Take Control of Retirement Benefits, a short, commonsense guide on a complicated topic: splitting the financial assets — all of them — during a divorce. For hundreds of thousands of couples, this Valentine’s Day is only another reminder of the fraught...

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Avon Commits Over $1.75 Million for New Partnerships to End Violence Against Women

Aug 8, 2012 by

Award-Winning Actress Reese Witherspoon Launches New Global Mobilization Efforts One in three women worldwide experience violence in their lifetime(1), and in the U.S., a woman is assaulted every nine seconds(2). Around the world, services for victims are often vastly underfunded or unavailable, and in many countries, laws to protect women do not exist or are not enforced. In response, the Avon Foundation for Women today announced meaningful new efforts to eradicate violence against women and...

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Arming Parents with Information

Aug 8, 2012 by

Following years of complaints from parents and parent’s right groups, the city of San Diego, California is considering making adjustments to policies on parental notification when children are removed from a home by the city’s Child Protective Welfare Services. A grand jury in San Diego recently concluded that parents should receive written notification as to why their children are being removed from their home and custody. The San Diego County Grand Jury has conducted ongoing...

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Are You Ready for Remarriage?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Remarriage can be a beautiful thing, especially when you are ready to take the next step forward. Many people look at remarriage as a second chance at making their relationship right. However, as with any type of relationship, it is important to recognize the impact that remarriage can have on your life. The most important factor in remarriage is knowing that you are ready for the new relationship. It can take anywhere from two to five years to fully heal from your first marriage, so be sure...

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Americans Favor Gay Unions Over Marriage

Aug 8, 2012 by

Recently released figures from the Washington, D.C.-based Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life survey show that while 57% of Americans favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to enter into civil unions, 53% of Americans say they are opposed to same-sex marriages. Just 39% percent say they support legal recognition for gay marriages. The survey indicates that while most Americans do not favor same-sex marriages, the ratio is changing and support is slowly growing. The increase in support for...

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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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Al Gore’s Divorce Stories

Aug 8, 2012 by

When the news of Al Gore’s impending divorce from his wife Tipper was recently announced, the reason given for the split was that the senior couple had simply grown apart. The explanation seemed a bit odd for a couple who had been married for 4 decades and have grown children and grandchildren too. Suspicions of an affair died when no confirmation surfaced and the 62-year-old Gore seemed like a normal, but sedate senior who was simply tired of his marriage. Now, allegations that Al Gore...

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Jon & Kate Announce Divorce…or the Affect of Raising Children on Marital Stability

Aug 8, 2012 by

Television reality show stars Jon and Kate Gosselin, parents of twins and sextuplets, announced during an episode  (titled “Houses and Big Changes”) of their show on Monday night that they were separating after 10 years of marriage. Divorce papers were filed Monday afternoon in their hometown in Pennsylvania. The announcement was not a surprise. The tabloids have speculated on a Gosselin split for several months now, hinting that both Jon and Kate may have engaged in...

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Advocating Children’s Rights

Aug 8, 2012 by

As the divorce rate in the United States continues to climb, so does the amount of damage to the most innocent members of the family, the children. Many of the legal issues and debates surrounding a divorce focus on the rights of the adults, and overlook what might be happening to vulnerable and confused children. Children are often put aside or ignored while the mechanics of a divorce, like who gets what, are worked out. When divorcing adults are distracted, it’s easy to forget the...

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Husband won’t talk to me.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I have tried to ask my husband why’s and how come’s. He blames me for pushing him away, I’ve done everything to make him happy. I put my family first my whole life, well our kids have grown up – last one graduates 2010 June. I’ve been treated like I don’t exist – how can anyone live like this? I need out and him to pay for 20 years. State:  New Jersey Answer:  It is regrettable...

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Wife asks if divorce from husban who is in prison is possible.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Can I get a divorce from my husband who is in prison? He won’t sign the papers. State:  Kentucky Answer:  Since you reside in Kentucky, a no-fault divorce state, all that is required as grounds for seeking a divorce is “Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and that further attempts at reconciliation are impractical or futile and not in the best interests of the parties or family”. The fact that your...

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Who gets what in a divorce? House, cars and personal property. Pennsylvania

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I left my husband and moved out of our house. We bought it approx. 13yrs ago. He seems to think it is now his only. Along with our car and other belongings. We’ve been married for 16yrs. I told him half of everything also belongs to me. Is he right? Did I give up my ownership of my previous life because I left him? (PA) State:  Pennsylvania Answer:  Pennsylvania is an Equitable Distribution state, and marital property...

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Who gets to stay in the house?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I’m married with four children, only one of them is from my husband. we bought a house (in Florida) together, will the judge order me and my children to leave the house since the mortgage is in my husband’s name only? State:  Florida Answer:  Florida is an equitable property state and the court decides all property split issues based on what is fair to each party involved. Florida divorce courts operate on the...

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who gets owership of the house when the husband comits adultry?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  who gets owership of the house when the husband comits adultery? **Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S ADVICE ALONE. Before acting on information provided by Ms. Jaffe or by Divorce.com, talk to an attorney first about your particular facts and the law of your state. State:  Alabama ...

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What state can I file for Divorce in?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My wife and I have been married for 14 years. We were married in San Diego County, California. Because of my job we move around the country. We are currently residing in Arkansas. Do I need to file back in California or can I file here in Arkansas? State:  Arkansas Answer:  You do not have to file in California. You can get divorced in the state in which you currently reside. In Arkansas, a spouse must be a resident of the...

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What’s the cost for a divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What’s the cost for a divorce? **Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S ADVICE ALONE. Before acting on information provided by Ms. Jaffe or by Divorce.com, talk to an attorney first about your particular facts and the law of your state. State:  Alabama ...

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what is an automatic tro?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What are the consequences for a husband that moved funds from a joint account into an account with his sister and in another case he removed the wife as beneficiary on another account? State:  California Answer:  The husband can remove any or all the funds from any joint bank accounts prior to the time of filing for divorce. There’s not too much that can prevent that if he did it while you were married, living together...

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If i had a car before the divorce does he have a right to come get it?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  what if i had a car before the divorce does he have a right to come get it with his set of keys where ever it is? **Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S ADVICE ALONE. Before acting on information provided by Ms. Jaffe or by Divorce.com, talk to an attorney first about your particular facts and the law of your state. State:  Alabama ...

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What if I am being accused of constructive abandonment?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What is constructive abandonment? State:  New York Answer:  New York State does not allow no-fault divorces or irreconcilability as grounds for divorce and requires that a person must prove marital fault in order to obtain a divorce. Constructive abandonment is the ground that is most often used in proving fault in New York divorces. The state’s laws require the complaining spouse to prove that the abandoning spouse...

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What to expect from divorce financially

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I’ve been married 30 yrs, kids grown, have home – he left – just walked out, I have only worked part time during the whole marriage, domestic violence pending. Will I keep the home? Will he provide me with alimony, insurance, and pay the home mortgage along with the alimony I may receive? State:  Alabama Answer:  Without knowing the details of your assets and debts, it would seem you are likely to stay in...

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