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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Discovery versus Privacy in Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

It was just three years ago that members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers noted that the number of divorce cases that included evidence gleaned from social media websites and other electronic data had increased exponentially over the last few years.  Since then, electronic evidence gathering has only picked up more steam and today the average citizen is capable of being tracked in more new ways than ever before. Anyone who has watched TV knows that forensic computer...

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Delusional Divorces

Aug 8, 2012 by

Perhaps it is a side effect of celebrity divorces that causes the condition where ex-spouses can live in complete denial of reality and instead inhabit a world where they are absolved of any responsibilities other than to continue being perfectly wonderful and loving human beings. Such was definitely the case when we last visited the saga of Jesse James, the “Monster Garage” TV show star who became the focus of nationwide scorn last year for cheating on his movie star wife Sandra...

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Real TV & Real Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Howie Kohlenberg and his wife Christine agreed to appear on Jerry Seinfeld’s hit reality TV show The Marriage Ref because it seemed like a fun thing to do. The couple thought they might be able to promote their own spa business and if they got lucky, maybe even become billionaires themselves. Now a year later, Howie Kohlenberg says he holds both the famous comedian and his show, as responsible for the failure of his marriage. He says his wife Christine walked out on their 14-year marriage...

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Rising January Divorce Rates

Aug 8, 2012 by

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, is an author who appears frequently on TV as the “No. 1 Love Expert in the World.” The doctor’s website (DoctorBonnie.com) says that “She works with those considering breaking up, people who have committed adultery, and couples who want to strengthen their relationships damaged by resentment or unresolved anger, teaching people to “fight” to increase passion, bring back magic and restore the sizzle.” And part of that fight...

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Holiday Divorce Depression

Aug 8, 2012 by

Some people say that the Christmas holiday season is the happiest time of the year, as family and friends gather to celebrate together. However, the Christmas holidays are also the most likely time of the year for people who have recently divorced to experience depression. The fact that the suicide rate is always higher in December than in any other month of the year also reflects just how bad Christmas depression can be. People who suddenly find themselves single for the first time during the...

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Marital Property Prize Division

Aug 8, 2012 by

Scott Dole of Vancouver, Washington and his wife Carrie had been going through an on-again, off-again divorce since the Mrs. had filed a petition for dissolution back in September of 2008. By fall of 2009 the couple was partially reconciled and Carrie had moved back into the Dole home and that’s when Scott’s good luck caused a problem. Scott became a contestant on the TV game show the “Wheel of Fortune” at Carrie’s suggestion and as luck would have it, Scott turned...

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How to Talk to Your Children About Your Divorce: 5 Tips Every Parent Should Know

Aug 8, 2012 by

The scariest part of divorce for many parents is breaking the news to the kids. Fortunately, experts in child psychology have done a lot of research on how to have this conversation with your children in a way that minimizes the trauma as much as possible. After reading numerous articles on the subject, it seems that most experts agree that parents should keep the following five issues in mind when it is time for the divorce “talk.” Stick Together: I know, I know. If you were able...

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Divorce Hotel

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Dutch people are very good at coming up with solutions to social predicaments that push the boundaries of societal norms. The latest Dutch creation to cause a stir in the news is the invention of the “Divorce Hotel,” where unhappily-married couples can check in for the weekend as a couple, and check out on Monday morning as singles. The Divorce Hotel is the concept of 33-year-old Jim Halfens, who has been running the new business idea out of different hotels in the Netherlands...

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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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