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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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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Maine Rejects Gay Marriage – Measure Barely Squeaks By

Aug 8, 2012 by

 Voters in Maine rejected a measure passed just six months ago by the state legislature and signed by the Governor. Most gay-rights activists were hoping that moderate, independent-minded Maine voters would endorse same-sex marriage in a statewide ballot. Following legislation and court orders, gay marriages took effect in Iowa, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Same-sex marriage advocates had hope Maine would follow and extend marriage rights to same-sex couples....

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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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Holidays After a Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce. I have been there and done that, along with 19 million other adults in this country. Although it has lost some of its stigma over the years, divorce hasn’t lost any of its heartache. As a divorced parent, nothing is more heart breaking than watching the impact of divorce on your children. They are usually the last to know and the most affected. But even more painful is the first time you have to spend a holiday apart from your children. As busy professionals, a holiday is one of...

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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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