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 in the Military

Aug 8, 2012 by

If you or someone you know is in the service and planning to get a divorce, you should know that military divorce proceedings differ from divorces taking place between two civilian parties. When one or both parties are of active duty military status, including Guard and Reserves, and retired military, there will be additional dispositions of the divorce decree which will be taken into consideration. It is vitally important that you educate yourself in military divorce law and its effects on...

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Gay Activists Call for Immediate Response Following Decision on Prop 8

Aug 8, 2012 by

“Win or lose, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community & our allies must respond immediately to the forthcoming California Supreme Court decision on whether to invalidate Proposition 8,” says veteran activist Robin Tyler, who, with her wife, Diane Olson, were the first plaintiffs in the original landmark lawsuit to win marriage for same-sex couples in California. Tyler & Olson are also petitioners in the current legal challenge against Proposition...

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43 Million Is Not Enough

Aug 8, 2012 by

Marie Douglas-David, a 36-year-old Swedish countess says $43 million isn’t enough of a divorce settlement. She wants $100 million from her 67-year-old husband  of only six years, George David. David, Chairman of United Technologies Corp, is worth an estimated $300 million but his estranged wife says she has no assets and no job since she quit her position to become his wife. Her basis for asking for the exorbitant amount? Douglas-David says she spends in one week what the average...

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National Divorce Rates Falling

Aug 8, 2012 by

The latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau’s attempts to take the nation’s pulse through examining the hard data gleaned from that door-to-door effort contains some very interesting numbers related to marriage and divorce in the United States. It looks like the last fifteen years of endless reams of professional papers, along with reality TV shows and on-the-air talk show therapists weighing in on the subject may finally be having a positive effect in the area of divorce as the...

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Court Clerks Sued for Collecting Illegal Fees in Divorce Cases

Aug 8, 2012 by

TAMPA, Fla., March 25 — The Clerks of the Circuit Court have been charging and collecting illegal filing fees in divorce cases throughout the state, according to a class action lawsuit filed today in Hillsborough County. Thousands of cases have been affected and over one million dollars of illegal fees collected by the court clerks since last July, the lawsuit alleges. The suit was filed by several people who paid such fees in their own cases, on behalf of themselves and other people who...

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Trial Marriages Proposed

Aug 8, 2012 by

Lawmakers from the Party of the Democratic Revolution in Mexico City recently proposed a controversial new bill that would allow temporary marriage licenses, which can be discarded or renewed after a minimum two year period. If the legislation allowing temporary marriages is fully approved it would allow Mexican couples to get a marriage license with an expiration date of a minimum two years. The bill would then allow couples to terminate the marriage if they do not renew their marriage...

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Larry King Retires His Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

It is official; Larry King will not complete his seventh divorce. Los Angeles court records show that King and his wife Shawn Southwick both filed documents to end their simultaneous divorce petitions and that both cases have been dismissed. Larry also announced his retirement from his CNN talk show, “Larry King Live,” citing the desire to spend more time with his wife and two children after 25 years on the air. Even though Larry will leave the network later this year, he will...

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Prenup Requests Increase

Aug 8, 2012 by

There are a lot of different sources of information on marriage, divorce and other family issues in the United States today and the data they deliver can often be viewed in several ways, but one of the most invested groups to study American families has to be the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). The organization is composed of 1,600 matrimonial attorneys across the country that are committed to improving all aspects of matrimonial law. As practicing attorneys, Academy members are...

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Divorce Cases Rise Along with Economic Recovery

Aug 8, 2012 by

As the economy is starting to rise up out of the global economic recession, the number of new divorce filings is rising too. After two years of recession in which many less than happy couples opted to stay together because they couldn’t afford the cost of splitting up, those couples now seem to be able to afford getting divorced. Although the turnaround has been slow, many county courts in the U.S. have seen a surge in divorce filings this summer. The trend is more evident in the UK...

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Mandatory Sex

Aug 8, 2012 by

The idea that if you’re married and unhappy with your sex life, you should be able to sue your spouse and get a divorce too, is a concept that appears to be taking hold in Europe. In a unique ruling, a French court recently ordered a 51-year-old man to pay his ex-wife $14,000 in damages for failing to have enough sex with her during their 21-year marriage. The man named only as Jean-Louis B, was fined under Article 215 of France’s civil code which states that married couples must...

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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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World’s Shortest Marriage

Aug 8, 2012 by

Even though the overall divorce rate in the United States hovers near 50% by some estimations, the number seems small in comparison to the stats for a Polish couple in Hannover, Germany who recently created their own personal divorce rate of 100%. The deed was accomplished in less than 24 hours. Actually, more like three hours. In what could possibly be the shortest marriage in the record books, the couple had their marriage annulled just a few hours after tying the knot. Following a brief...

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How to Find Your Divorce Records

Aug 8, 2012 by

When a divorce is finalized by the court system, the court proceedings are documented and stored in a divorce court record. While the precise contents of a divorce court record will vary from state to state, divorce records will generally contain the paperwork that was filed at every step of the divorce as well as the details of the settlement. Divorce records are public records that can easily be accessed by any member of the community. While the physical divorce record itself is maintained at...

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Most Expensive Divorces

Aug 8, 2012 by

Messy and expensive are two words that come to mind whenever celebrity divorces are mentioned. Celebrity divorce gossip in the news is even juicier when it involves millions of dollars. Most Hollywood divorces have drawn huge audiences because people always enjoy watching a slow-motion train wreck, however, when it comes to the most costly celebrity splits, it may be the high-profile, professional athletes and their spouses that provide the most expensive divorce court entertainment. Even...

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Children of Divorce Get Help in Florida

Aug 8, 2012 by

It’s no secret that children are negatively impacted by the break-up of a family. Divorce is always a huge headache for most couples, but the experience can be even worse on the children in the home. Many states offer support resources including legal and financial assistance for divorcing parents, and therapy or counseling for the whole family after the divorce is final. But very few states provide any assistance or guidance for the dependants during a divorce unless there are specific...

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Keeping Score in Tiger Woods Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

The first publication to report on Tiger Woods’ affairs just days before he crashed his car on that fateful Thanksgiving night, says his wife, Elin Nordegren, is in the process of signing divorce papers after learning the golfer confessed to having sex with at least 120 different women during his sex addiction therapy. The National Enquirer reports that Nordegren has officially decided to sign divorce papers and that she may be seeking a $500 million settlement. According to Enquirer...

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Who Will Get the House?

Aug 8, 2012 by

In almost all divorce situations, the family home will be considered community property. Under the law, each spouse has a 50% interest in community property. This equation makes determining who receives the house in a divorce a complicated mathematical and legal equation. When there are children involved, courts would prefer that the primary custodian of the children retain the house, especially if the children have lived in the house for a long time. The rationalization being that the...

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Modification of Child Support and Alimony – Trends

Aug 8, 2012 by

A recent study shows that divorce attorneys are currently experiencing an increase in the number of divorced clients seeking changes to their existing child support and alimony payments. A survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) indicates that as the economy continues to spiral downward and unemployment claims rise, many divorced spouses are seeking to get more cash from, or reduce payment amounts to, their ex-partners in order to maintain their current households...

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Sandra Bullock Cancels Divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Multiple news sources jumped to conclusions last week when they discovered that Sandra Bullock’s errant ex-hubby-to-be was relocating his family from California to Austin, Texas where Bullock just happens to reside. The tabloids and celebrity sites took Jesse James’ moving plans to mean that Ms. Bullock was considering taking him back. Many carried the same story and they all seemed to go something like this; “….Bullock puts divorce plans on hold after forgiving husband...

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