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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Canada Proposes New Divorce & Child Custody Laws

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Canadian Province of British Columbia is proposing sweeping changes to existing laws on separation, divorce and child custody. A new Family Law Act will encourage out-of-court settlements instead of costly legal battles in front of a judge. The proposed changes are part of an overhaul of the 32-year old Family Relations Act, which the government intends to replace with a new Family Law Act early next year. B.C. Attorney General Mike de Jong said that families who need a court’s help...

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3 Ways to Get Individual Counseling Following a Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Life is tough enough, but add a divorce into the mix and it can be nearly impossible to function even once the divorce is final. “Rebuilding your emotional life following a divorce can seem daunting and never ending,” says Stelin Mosley.  “Many people worry if they’ll ever recover from the pain of the separation.” That’s where individual counseling comes in. Mosley’s written an article for LivingStrong.com where he talks about the importance of...

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Mr. Mom Gets 100 Years in Diaper Neglect Case

Aug 8, 2012 by

Staying at home to care for children as a “Mr. Mom” house-husband is a familiar task to an ever-increasing number of men in the current economy where single parents and working mothers are the norm in many households. Some men do a great job as child custodians, and some do not. James Sargent of Peoria, Illinois definitely falls into the latter category. Sargent’s horrific neglect of his 5-month-old infant son has earned him an equally horrific jail sentence of 100 years...

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Cohabitation is not Marriage Practice

Aug 8, 2012 by

Brad Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, says young men and women in their 20′s today suffer from the effects of modern hedonistic lifestyles that have shattered traditional family values and replaced them with a relationship wasteland instead. Wilcox’s research has led him to conclude that today’s “spring-break sexual liberation” promises only increasing costs for the practitioners and their unfortunate families. Wilcox...

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The King is Back

Aug 8, 2012 by

Despite filing dual divorce actions within minutes of each other just a month ago with accusations of infidelity on both sides, CNN talk show host Larry King and his wife, Shawn Southwick, have apparently reconciled their “irreconcilable differences” and called off their divorce for now, according to King spokesman Howard Rubenstein. Southwick had accused King of committing adultery with her sister but “They have resolved their issues and he’s moving back in,” said...

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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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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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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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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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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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Hollywood Prenups

Aug 8, 2012 by

Prenuptial agreements in divorce are contracts entered into prior to marriage that commonly include provisions for asset division in the event of a breakup. Prenuptial agreements are recognized in all fifty states and must be completed in writing, and notarized. If you’re a celebrity, they can apparently also include hefty forfeiture clauses as a result of any incidence of adultery. Seems many of the rich and famous are opting to minimize their risk and maximize the cash payouts when...

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Deafness and Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Many different components of marital relationships have long been identified as potential sources of discord and eventual divorce, but a bit of surprising news recently published in the UK Telegraph newspaper shows that deafness can now be added to the list. According to a survey conducted by the British firm HearingDirect.com, a retailer of hearing aids and related products, ongoing deafness in a marriage that causes arguments between spouses can promote marital breakdown to the point of...

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More Tiger Woods Divorce Troubles

Aug 8, 2012 by

Ever since the financial experts at Forbes SportsMoney estimated Tiger Woods’ current total net worth to be below the $750 million settlement that estranged wife Elin Nordegren was rumored to be receiving, the Internet has been awash with speculation as to what is really going on with the couple’s divorce. But the real story could be a long time coming, as long as both agree to the terms of their negotiations, the couple can keep most of the details of their divorce out of the...

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Children Coping with Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

A recent study reports that the coping skills of children of divorced parents can depend largely on how the parents react to the situation. Divorce affects children in many different ways and children typically experience varied feelings and emotions, but the feelings depend mostly on the nature of the child’s relationship with parents prior to the divorce, how arguments and disagreements were handled, and whether or not the parents took the child’s feelings into...

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Keeping Love Alive When Your Bank Account’s on Life Support

Aug 8, 2012 by

The potential for couples to argue about money is right up there with sex and housework, so today’s economic difficulties mean there may be plenty for couples to fight about. Marriage Educators tell us that there are skills you can learn to navigate rocky financial terrain while keeping your relationship — and your pocketbook — intact. For the past three years, the California Healthy Marriages Coalition (CHMC) has taught proven relationship-building skills to California...

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Who Gets the House When No One Can Afford to Keep It? Keeping and Sharing the Home in a Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

The changes that families encounter while going through a divorce are troubling, and often times quite emotional. Deciding who will get to keep the house in a divorce settlement can be one of the toughest obstacles, especially when there is emotional attachment to the home by either spouse or the children. It is always best for the couple to come to a mutual decision about who will get to keep the house. Often times, the home serves as a settlement tool, where the couple will be satisfied with...

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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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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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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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