‘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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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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Abandonment

Aug 8, 2012 by

What is Abandonment? Abandonment and desertion both refer to a spouse who has moved out with no intention of coming back. It can be used as grounds for a divorce. It is one of the rare instances where you can be granted a divorce without the consent of your spouse. What Constitutes Abandonment? Each state has it’s own time requirement when it comes to abandonment. Other factors include failure to provide financial support of engage in sexual intercourse without good reason, cruelty and...

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After a Divorce Articles

Aug 8, 2012 by

Your divorce may seem like an endless task, but eventually it does come to an end, and you will have to pick up the pieces of your life and move on. Recovering from the stress generated by a divorce is critical to creating a new and happier future for you and your family. You will have to learn to return to single life, budget with less money and possibly return to the workforce after a long absence. Time is on your side in the process of recovery though, and eventually things will get better...

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Amending Child Custody Laws

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Tennessee State legislature recently passed a new addition to the Tennessee Code Annotated Section 36-6-106(a), that lists the factors to be considered when the court determines a child custody arrangement. Tennessee already had an existing set of 10 factors for the court to consider when making child custody arrangements. The 10 guidelines included the emotional ties between parents and children, a parent’s ability to provide food, clothing, education and medical care, stability in...

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Basic Elements of Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Before you file for a divorce, you should know that the right to get a divorce in the United States does not fall under the jurisdiction of the federal government, but is instead is always granted by individual state courts. Those state courts also govern the varying terms and conditions of divorce laws too. The courts in all 50 states have different statutes on their books and interpret the laws according the jurisdiction they are in, but in general there are several types of divorce common to...

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Before a Divorce Articles

Aug 8, 2012 by

Preparing for a divorce is a big job. There are many things to be done before you initiate divorce proceedings, including gathering documents, researching the legal issues and exploring your options. You may need to find a divorce attorney or brush up on divorce laws. You will need to take control of your divorce right from the beginning in order to protect your finances and maintain your lifestyle. The more prepared you are for your divorce, the smoother the whole process will be. Here are...

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California Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Golden State may have more people than any other state, but it is not credited with the highest per capita divorce rate in the nation (that distinction belongs to Nevada). California probably does have the highest total number of divorces in the country, but since the state is one of four in the nation (along with Colorado, Indiana and Louisiana) that do not keep track of overall numbers, it is difficult to know for certain. If you are searching for a specific divorce record in California,...

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Can Your Marriage Be Saved? Separation Agreements: Don’t Rush To Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

If you are just beginning to question your marriage, one of the worst things that you can do is rush into a divorce. While many marital problems can seem insurmountable, sometimes taking a few steps back and evaluating the situation can help save your marriage. This is where separation agreements come in. A separation agreement is an arrangement between a married couple separates, and usually they stop living together. These agreements can be legally binding, but some couples are in...

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Children & Divorce Trauma

Aug 8, 2012 by

Making the decision to get a divorce can become very complex when there are children involved. There are several key considerations that can help parents spare their children trauma related to the ending of a marriage. Divorce doesn’t have to devastate the children who are involved if both parents are willing to keep the interests of their children a priority. Talking with children honestly about the decision to divorce is vital. Ideally, both parents need to explain to the children...

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Connecting the dots: Alcohol, Drugs, Divorce, Part II

Aug 8, 2012 by

Part II: Identifying the Warning Signs In Part I, we looked at a marriage that dissolved as a result of the wife’s failure to deal with her drug and alcohol addiction.  The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence created a list of questions to help people determine if they have symptoms of alcoholism.  Many of these questions apply to drug addiction as well. Can you relate to these questions? Do they relate to you or your spouse? If you are already divorced and have...

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Consequences of Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

For the purposes of studying the effects of divorce on the family, the negative consequences have two main components that most divorces share. The first is that a divorce halts all positive effects a functioning marriage might have had on the lives of the adults and children in the family. The second factor is that a divorce is usually indicative of pre-existing marital conflict in the relationship and it carries negative effects for the whole family. Research has long proven and documented...

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Considering a Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce. Chances are you’ve been thinking about it for a while. Some days you’re ready to call it quits without remorse, then, two days later, you’re wondering if it’s the right thing to do. What about the kids? What about the mortgage? What will my friends and family think? Divorce is a serious matter and not something that you should enter into lightly. The decisions you make now will impact your future emotionally, financially and oftentimes, spiritually so you...

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Coping With Life After Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

It’s not unusual that a difficult divorce can make life seem a little uneven or out of whack. After enduring a marital split the last thing most people want to think about is adding more tasks to the to-do list, however there may still be unfinished business to take care of before life falls back into a normal pace. The worst may be over, but that doesn’t mean you’re finished with the process forever. In order to win back some peace of mind and regain confidence in life, there...

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Creating Prenups

Aug 8, 2012 by

The use of prenuptial agreements is more common among second and third marriages than for first time unions. That fact is completely understandable in the U.S. today where the divorce rate for first-time marriages is around 50% and the numbers get worse from there. Divorce statistics show that currently around 65% of second marriages and 75% of third marriages will end in divorce in the United States. As people age and accumulate more assets and experience, prenuptial agreements are a good way...

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Dad’s Custody Dilemma

Aug 8, 2012 by

A Tennessee man who was arrested in Japan after trying to get back his own abducted children back has been awarded $6.1 million from his ex-wife in U.S. courts. The record award stems from an incident where Christopher Savoie’s Japanese ex-wife, Noriko Esaki Savoie, left Tennessee with her two young children to live permanently in Japan even though her American husband had joint custody rights. After Noriko Savoie moved the children to Japan, a Williamson County court gave her husband...

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Dividing Real Estate in Your Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Initiating a divorce is always a difficult decision and an even more difficult process to navigate and complete. One of the most contested portions of any divorce process can be the classification and division of marital property, especially real estate. In most states, the court requires all property to be classified as either separate or community, with the community property being divided equitably. There are many states in the U.S. which have divorce laws that require the equitable...

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Divorce Blog

Aug 8, 2012 by

If you are considering a divorce, going through a divorce or suddenly single again and ready to start all over, you will find plenty of good advice, therapy and tips to help you take control of your life here at Divorce.com’s Blog Pages. You’ll find information on topics from around the world about divorce issues in the news, lawyers and legal tips, how to manage your divorce case, family law updates and other general resources designed to help you deal with every aspect of getting...

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Divorce Checklist

Aug 8, 2012 by

Before filing for divorce you might want to set some goals as what outcome you desire. Take a look at all your options when choosing how you file, whether or not you will need an attorney and whether or not you will try mediation, a marriage counselor or other divorce-related professional mediator before you throw in the towel or start drawing up papers. Once you know where you want to end up, it will be easier to choose your course of action. If you are planning to utilize an online divorce...

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Divorce Common Sense

Aug 8, 2012 by

Because divorce laws vary from state to state and must be processed by the court according to the rules of the state you live in, if you can afford it, it might be a good idea to at least consult a divorce attorney before you decide to start filing papers. You don’t want to create a legal and financial nightmare for yourself. Even if you do retain a lawyer, you will still have many decisions to make and it helps to understand how the process works. The easiest way to research the topic of...

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