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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Your Pet Need a Divorce Lawyer?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Uncontested divorces without children or large assets to divide are usually considered the least expensive and least complicated type of break-ups. However, a couple in New Jersey is finding out that even if you aren’t married and have no children, breaking up can be very costly and time consuming if you are a pet lover. A landmark ruling by a state appeals court in New Jersey mandates that a couple who spent some $40,000 battling over the custody of the pet pug they once cared for...

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State Divorce Forms

Aug 8, 2012 by

The old saying about marriage has always been that it’s easy to get into, but difficult to get out of. That is true for a number of reasons, most of them having to do with all of the work that goes into preparing for a divorce. Unfortunately, you can’t just wake up one day and decide to legally split and be done with it. You have to go through a rigid process, and it’s one that includes tons of different forms. The difficult and confusing part of this is that these divorce...

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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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Guaranteeing Fair Property Division in Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce is never easy. But it’s an even more stressful process when the parties involved struggle to reach a fair compromise on property division. Fortunately, there are steps everyone involved in a divorce proceeding can take to divide their property so that everyone is satisfied. The key is for couples to decide early in the process to work together to divide their assets in a way that is fair to everyone. This can take much of the unnecessary stress out of a divorce proceeding. Before...

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Tiger Woods Short on Divorce Cash

Aug 8, 2012 by

Despite nearly universal reports in the media that Tiger Woods’ divorce from wife Elin is going to cost him a cool $750 million and that Elin will also get full custody of couple’s two children, it look like the numbers may be wrong. It has been said that Woods had offered to settle for the exorbitant amount in exchange for a lifetime confidentiality clause that would prevent Nordegren from discussing his multiple affairs in the media. Various sources are now speculating that Elin...

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Does it Matter Where You Live? – State Residency Requirements for Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Deciding to get a divorce is never easy, but you can make the situation less stressful for yourself by understanding a few basic rules concerning divorce in your own specific area. One of the areas that causes a lot of confusion is understanding the state residency requirements for filing for divorce. Some people mistakenly believe that they must file for divorce in the same state where they were married. This is not the case unless they do in fact still reside in that state. Any person can...

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You Need a Divorce Decree to Get Remarried

Aug 8, 2012 by

A divorce decree is a formal legal document issued by the divorce court that terminates a marriage. The decree is proof that a divorce has been finalized. It contains the terms and conditions of the divorce, such as the court’s instructions on how property is to be divided, child custody and support, alimony, etc., and is signed by the judge that presided over the case. It is preferable for both of the divorcing spouses also to sign the document, but it is the judge’s signature that...

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Divorce in the Animal World

Aug 8, 2012 by

It appears that giant turtles are very much like humans when it comes to their long-term love relationships. And like many unhappily married humans who grow apart and eventually divorce their partners, two giant turtles at an Austrian zoo have called a halt to their 115-year long relationship, and now refuse to have anything to do with each other. Despite their keeper’s best attempts at “turtle counseling” in order to help the aging couple reignite their marriage, the turtles...

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Welcome to Divorce.com

Aug 8, 2012 by

Thank you for visiting Divorce.com, the fast, free way to find a good divorce attorney. By entering only your zip code or city, the Divorce.com search engine will instantly provide you with a list of local lawyers who specialize in divorce. Read through their profiles and you’ll quickly find the one that is right for you. In addition to our Find a Lawyer search, we have articles written by industry leading professionals that will help you get through the divorce process and move on...

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European Nations Move to Stop Divorce Shopping

Aug 8, 2012 by

Couples in 14 different European countries will soon be able to choose the divorce laws that will apply to them under a new system of cooperation introduced last year after justice ministers in Luxembourg reached an agreement to stabilize divorce law across the 27 EU member states. The European parliament has yet to rule on the agreement, but Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Spain have all signed on...

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Single Parenting After Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Suddenly discovering that you are a rookie single parent after a divorce can be a stressful situation. Not only do you no longer have the same financial security as when married, you no longer have the emotional support either. However, it might help to remember that you are not alone in your struggle and there are many avenues of support available for newly divorced parents in every area of the country. Adjusting to your life as a single parent can be a little easier if you approach the...

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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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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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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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