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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Hollywood’s Good Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Following an endless parade of bitter celebrity divorces in the news lately, once in a while there is a Hollywood divorce that seems to make sense. Even a celebrity divorce can be settled without turmoil if both spouses are reasonable and in agreement on the situation. To prove the point, Illusion Milan quietly filed for a divorce in Los Angeles court recently. Illusion is the wife of Cesar Milan, the star of the hit TV show, The Dog Whisperer. Illusion filed citing unspecified irreconcilable...

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Same Sex Divorce OK – Marriage Not Yet

Aug 8, 2012 by

Same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal must be recognized by the courts in Maryland, according to a new decision handed down by Maryland’s highest court. In an unusual twist, the latest ruling means that gay couples living in Maryland can’t get married, but they could get divorced if they were married because the state must recognize the legality of their marriage as long as it was legally performed in any state outside of Maryland. The ruling came from a vote...

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Divorce Quakes

Aug 8, 2012 by

In recent news from the China it seems a new cause for that nation’s rapidly rising divorce rate has just been discovered; earthquakes. The China Daily website recently reported that “experts” are saying that the devastating magnitude-8 Wenchuan earthquake of 2008 that killed more than 69,000 people and left more than18,000 missing, caused residents of Southwest China’s Sichuan province to feel that “life was short and unpredictable” and made the decision to...

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CDC Report Shows Massachusetts has Lowest Divorce Rate

Aug 8, 2012 by

A recently released study of divorce in the United States shows that same-sex marriage has not ruined the institution of marriage in Massachusetts as some opponents had claimed it would back in 2004 when the state began issuing same-sex marriage licenses following the Supreme Court decision in the case of Goodridge vs. the Department of Public Health. Looking at the total number of divorces in Massachusetts reveals that the state had the lowest divorce rate in the nation for the year 2007...

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Joint Custody in Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Determining custody of the children can often be one of the most difficult situations facing divorcing partners. In most States, the judicial system makes the determination based on what is in the best interest of the minor child. Many different factors can be involved in this determination though. Factors can include everything from the ages of the children, the relationship between parent and child to parental behaviors such as addiction and lack of employment. For these reasons there are no...

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What Grounds for Divorce are Allowed in Your State?

Aug 8, 2012 by

The grounds for obtaining a divorce vary from state to state. Some states allow both fault and no fault divorces while others allow only one of the two. Fault divorces require proof that one spouse is at fault; no fault divorces hold neither spouse responsible. No Fault Divorce No fault divorce holds that neither spouse is at fault. The spouse seeking divorce need not prove the other spouse committed a wrong. In many states, a no fault divorce is the only option. A spouse can’t object to...

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FamilyLife Invites Recently Unemployed Couples to Attend Marriage Conference for Free

Aug 8, 2012 by

FamilyLife, the global, donor-supported leader in marriage conferences, will present Weekend to Remember in Charlotte on Feb. 20 – 22. The Weekend to Remember marriage conference aims to strengthen healthy marriages and heal troubled ones in an engaging, supportive and non-threatening environment. While every couple is encouraged to attend, FamilyLife would like to extend a special invitation to area couples who have been hit especially hard by the economic crisis to attend the Weekend to...

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Calculating Child Support

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce is difficult, often involving anger and confusion; a major issue in divorce is child support. Access to information empowers individuals with understanding of important changes in their lives. Each state determines procedures for calculating child support; therefore, a parent seeking to establish or modify a child support order must research the particular state’s rules. To facilitate the child support process most states utilize a formula or “calculator,” using...

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Liberalizing Divorce Laws

Aug 8, 2012 by

The United States is not the only place where no fault divorce is making the news as more countries around the world are liberalizing their divorce laws. The courts in India are having to make a bit of adjustment as that country moves to amend their old divorce laws to include the ‘irretrievable breakdown of marriage’ as sufficient grounds for divorce. The government’s family courts are preparing to deal with an increase in divorce and child custody cases the change is...

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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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Have Gender Roles in the Family Changed?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Gender roles in the family were pretty much set in stone back in the fifties, but times change. . .or do they? The Council on Contemporary Families did a study on gender roles and equality in family life for their upcoming conference and the results might surprise you. ** Does marital quality decrease when couples need to negotiate the division of household chores and child-care? Researchers and clinical psychologists Philip and Carolyn Cowan report that marriages suffer most when couples fail...

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Top 5 Reasons Women Cheat

Aug 8, 2012 by

There may be certain attributes in a relationship may give a partner the need to find affection and gratification elsewhere, but most cheating usually results from dissatisfaction. Although statistically men still cheat more than women, there are some women who cheat on men just because they can, and today more married women than ever before are cheating on their husbands. According to a recent American Sexual Behavior study, only 14% of married women admit to having cheated at least once,...

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Do You Live in a Community Property State?

Aug 8, 2012 by

One very important aspect of divorce law is the concept of community property. The premise behind community property is that property a couple acquires during their marriage is considered to be jointly owned by both spouses. In the event of a divorce, this property is divided between the spouses. Many states do not recognize the concept of community property in their divorce laws, and in the states that do, the way that a court divides community property is determined by state law. In...

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Iranian Divorce Rate May Hit 100%

Aug 8, 2012 by

Although Iran is not found on current lists of countries with high divorce rates, it seems the country may possibly have the highest divorce rate in the world today. A study released by a research group at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran earlier this month reports that the divorce rate in Iran could be as high as 90% among couples who marry by choice as opposed to more traditional arranged marriages. The split between traditional arranged marriages and more modern “love”...

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‘We Need Our Daddy, Too’: A Grandmother’s Story of Her Son’s Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

We read a lot of statistics about divorce, but numbers don’t even begin to explain how difficult it can be for the children. That’s why Karen P. Ronald wrote “We Need Our Daddy, Too” (published by iUniverse — http://www.iuniverse.com) the true story of her experience with her son’s divorce and custody battle, as seen through the eyes of a caring and loving grandmother. Having had a large part of her life consumed by her new grandchildren early on, Ronald...

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Explaining Alimony & Spousal Support

Aug 8, 2012 by

Explaining Alimony & Spousal Support Once a divorce is finalized, an individual might have to pay spousal support – also known as alimony or spousal maintenance – to his or her ex-spouse for living expenses. Rules for modification or termination vary by state, but generally, alimony may be modified if it meets certain requirements. Length of Support Rules vary from state to state as to when support payments end. Some laws declare that payments end when the ex-spouse remarries...

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Single Parenting – Is it Possible to Raise Kids Successfully By Yourself?

Aug 8, 2012 by

The reality of being a single parent after a divorce can be overwhelming. One of the most important aspects of being a happy single parent while doing a good job parenting is to take care of yourself. Treating yourself well will give you strength to be the best parent to your children that you can be following a divorce. During divorce recovery, it’s vital to take some time to be alone. This can be challenging with the demands that single parenting entails, but this is the time when you...

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Dating Abuse Affects One in Five Teens

Aug 8, 2012 by

Studies show that one in five teenagers in a serious dating relationship reports being physically abused by their partner. This issue is so serious that several states have passed laws specifically addressing teen dating abuse. Hazelden Publishing, the leading publisher of evidence-based violence prevention programs for students in first grade through 12th grade, understands the significance of preventing dating violence and has published Safe Dates, the only evidence-based program that...

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More Seniors Splitting Up

Aug 8, 2012 by

Now that the latest round of the U.S. Census has been conducted, the facts and figures collected are beginning to show some new trends concerning the status of divorce in the United States. One of the trends that came to light when examining the marriage and divorce rates for 2008 is that older couples are getting more divorces later in life. The Census Bureau reports show that 26% of divorces in 2008 were filed by couples who had been married 20 years or longer. This is not a reassuring trend...

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