Distracted to Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

News from the UK says excessive video game playing can lead directly to divorce. After Ryan Van Cleave published his 2010 book “Unplugged: My Journey Into The Dark World Of Video Game Addiction” that detailed the woes of a college professor, husband and father who wrecked his life playing the World of Warcraft and Call of Duty video games, the perils of video game addiction received a lot of international press. Now, new studies conducted by various researchers in Britain claim that...

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Seven-Year Low Point for Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce is all over the news in the United Kingdom this week as The U.K. Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently released data showing that the number of divorces in England and Wales have fallen to the lowest level in 35 years. In fact, the divorce rate in both areas has been dropping for six years in a row now. The ONS numbers show that there was a 6.4% drop in the number of divorces in 2009 and the number has been steadily been falling from a high of 153,065 in 2003. In 2009 there were...

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iPhone Divorce Application

Aug 8, 2012 by

From the Daily Mail in the UK comes news that a group of family lawyers has created a new iPhone application offering legal advice and guidance to people contemplating divorce in Britain. The phone application program sells for £9 (about $16 U.S.) and is titled Divorce? – A Comprehensive Guide to Divorce in England and Wales. The application features chapters and sections that claim it will intuitively guide users through the many different options available if their marriage or...

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Facebook Cited in 1/3 of Divorces

Aug 8, 2012 by

Although Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg changed his own status to ‘married’ on the social media site recently, a recent survey in the UK says his website may be causing a full one-third of all new divorces filed in that nation. The survey found that the practice of unhappy couples complaining about their spouse’s behavior on Facebook is growing exponentially and the many inappropriate messages posted there seem to be the biggest source of complaints. The latest survey’s...

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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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Deafness and Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Many different components of marital relationships have long been identified as potential sources of discord and eventual divorce, but a bit of surprising news recently published in the UK Telegraph newspaper shows that deafness can now be added to the list. According to a survey conducted by the British firm HearingDirect.com, a retailer of hearing aids and related products, ongoing deafness in a marriage that causes arguments between spouses can promote marital breakdown to the point of...

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UK Women Face End of Divorce Loans

Aug 8, 2012 by

News from the UK in the Daily Mail reports that women dealing with paying for a divorce are now facing a money crisis of sorts with the availability of divorce loans shrinking dramatically due to the financial uncertainty spread across the current global economy. Unhappy English housewives used to be able to get loans to fund their legal counsel and other related divorce costs through the banks. Now due to the current financial squeeze, many divorce lawyers in the UK now report that most of the...

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