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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Divorce Hurts Your Health

Aug 8, 2012 by

A recent study of people aged 51 to 61 by Professor Linda Waite of the University of Chicago has shown that the experience of divorce has specific long-term negative effects on physical health. According to the study, both divorce and the subsequent life of a widow or widower can generate a number of health-related problems. Studies in the past have suggested that marriage improves people’s quality of life. It has been proven that married people are healthier, live longer and make more...

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You Need a Divorce Decree to Get Remarried

Aug 8, 2012 by

A divorce decree is a formal legal document issued by the divorce court that terminates a marriage. The decree is proof that a divorce has been finalized. It contains the terms and conditions of the divorce, such as the court’s instructions on how property is to be divided, child custody and support, alimony, etc., and is signed by the judge that presided over the case. It is preferable for both of the divorcing spouses also to sign the document, but it is the judge’s signature that...

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Canada Proposes New Divorce & Child Custody Laws

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Canadian Province of British Columbia is proposing sweeping changes to existing laws on separation, divorce and child custody. A new Family Law Act will encourage out-of-court settlements instead of costly legal battles in front of a judge. The proposed changes are part of an overhaul of the 32-year old Family Relations Act, which the government intends to replace with a new Family Law Act early next year. B.C. Attorney General Mike de Jong said that families who need a court’s help...

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Divorce in the Animal World

Aug 8, 2012 by

It appears that giant turtles are very much like humans when it comes to their long-term love relationships. And like many unhappily married humans who grow apart and eventually divorce their partners, two giant turtles at an Austrian zoo have called a halt to their 115-year long relationship, and now refuse to have anything to do with each other. Despite their keeper’s best attempts at “turtle counseling” in order to help the aging couple reignite their marriage, the turtles...

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3 Ways to Get Individual Counseling Following a Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Life is tough enough, but add a divorce into the mix and it can be nearly impossible to function even once the divorce is final. “Rebuilding your emotional life following a divorce can seem daunting and never ending,” says Stelin Mosley.  “Many people worry if they’ll ever recover from the pain of the separation.” That’s where individual counseling comes in. Mosley’s written an article for LivingStrong.com where he talks about the importance of...

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Welcome to Divorce.com

Aug 8, 2012 by

Thank you for visiting Divorce.com, the fast, free way to find a good divorce attorney. By entering only your zip code or city, the Divorce.com search engine will instantly provide you with a list of local lawyers who specialize in divorce. Read through their profiles and you’ll quickly find the one that is right for you. In addition to our Find a Lawyer search, we have articles written by industry leading professionals that will help you get through the divorce process and move on...

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Mr. Mom Gets 100 Years in Diaper Neglect Case

Aug 8, 2012 by

Staying at home to care for children as a “Mr. Mom” house-husband is a familiar task to an ever-increasing number of men in the current economy where single parents and working mothers are the norm in many households. Some men do a great job as child custodians, and some do not. James Sargent of Peoria, Illinois definitely falls into the latter category. Sargent’s horrific neglect of his 5-month-old infant son has earned him an equally horrific jail sentence of 100 years...

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European Nations Move to Stop Divorce Shopping

Aug 8, 2012 by

Couples in 14 different European countries will soon be able to choose the divorce laws that will apply to them under a new system of cooperation introduced last year after justice ministers in Luxembourg reached an agreement to stabilize divorce law across the 27 EU member states. The European parliament has yet to rule on the agreement, but Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Spain have all signed on...

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Cohabitation is not Marriage Practice

Aug 8, 2012 by

Brad Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, says young men and women in their 20’s today suffer from the effects of modern hedonistic lifestyles that have shattered traditional family values and replaced them with a relationship wasteland instead. Wilcox’s research has led him to conclude that today’s “spring-break sexual liberation” promises only increasing costs for the practitioners and their unfortunate families. Wilcox...

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Single Parenting After Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Suddenly discovering that you are a rookie single parent after a divorce can be a stressful situation. Not only do you no longer have the same financial security as when married, you no longer have the emotional support either. However, it might help to remember that you are not alone in your struggle and there are many avenues of support available for newly divorced parents in every area of the country. Adjusting to your life as a single parent can be a little easier if you approach the...

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The King is Back

Aug 8, 2012 by

Despite filing dual divorce actions within minutes of each other just a month ago with accusations of infidelity on both sides, CNN talk show host Larry King and his wife, Shawn Southwick, have apparently reconciled their “irreconcilable differences” and called off their divorce for now, according to King spokesman Howard Rubenstein. Southwick had accused King of committing adultery with her sister but “They have resolved their issues and he’s moving back in,” said...

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Divorce of Least Resistance

Aug 8, 2012 by

Critics of the no fault divorce laws here in the United States have long claimed that the ease of negotiating an uncontested divorce process is just too easy and actually encourages people to get divorced. Supporters refute the claim and say there is no reason a couple should be forced to endure a drawn-out divorce if they both agree to the split and the easier the process is, the better it is. While there may some merit in both sides of the argument, a recent divorce case in South Africa...

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Do Social Media Sites Increase Divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, Photobucket and others are becoming the latest weapons in divorce and child-support battles. Private investigators searching for information on a client’s wayward spouse or ex-spouse are quickly catching on to the fact that the websites are often a quick and easy way to catch people doing things they don’t want others to know about. Divorce and family law firms are increasing their reliance on information gathered...

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Five Tips for Couples Considering Divorce During Economic Slump

Aug 8, 2012 by

With the home-mortgage crisis in the U.S. wreaking havoc in the real estate and banking industries, its affect is now trickling down into other areas, such as divorce. Under the current market conditions, breaking up is harder to do than ever. Many divorcing couples are forced to live under the same roof because they can’t afford to move on separately. They can’t unload their houses for enough money to pay off their mortgages and home-equity debts, but job losses and tougher...

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Hugh Hefner Files for Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner recently filed for divorce from his estranged wife, former Playmate Kimberley Conrad, 47, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple was married in 1989, but have been separated since 1998. Hefner’s divorce action follows a $5 million lawsuit filed by Conrad against the Playboy founder over the sale of a house next door to the Playboy Mansion they once owned together. Conrad and Hefner have two sons together who have been living with their mother...

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Life & Death Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

A greedy Long Island mom who didn’t feel like haggling over her divorce and instead hatched a plot to take it all by force received an unpleasant surprise in criminal court recently. The judge in a Nassau County, New York courtroom summed up the situation when he said “She didn’t want a divorce by consent decree, she wanted a divorce by murder.” Susan and husband Peter Williams were already embroiled in a bitter divorce battle before she came up with the plan that would...

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Divorce Still Morally OK

Aug 8, 2012 by

According to the results of the Gallup Poll’s annual Moral Acceptability poll completed on May 10, 2009, the moral views of most Americans have changed very little in the last year. The poll found that the morals of the nation might have shifted ever-so-slightly to the right, but that overall the average was still left of center. Questions on moral issues showed Americans are still generally supportive of traditionally liberal viewpoints. The poll noted that most Americans still feel...

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Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth – Late-Stage Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

The recent announcement that Al Gore and his wife Tipper (right) are divorcing after more than 40 years of marriage has caused people to take notice of the fact that more seniors seem to be getting divorced now than ever before. Statistics from The Office of National Statistics show that the overall rate of divorce in the United States is dropping within every age group studied except those over-60. Senior divorce is not news to professionals who deal with marriage, separation and divorce...

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Is This Really the Right Time to Be Filing For a Divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

It appears that today many married couples choose not to seek counseling or to work on issues between themselves, but rather jump into divorce at the first sign of trouble in the relationship. Marriage is an institution that once was respected, and required some amount of maturity by both parties; it was to be taken seriously and it was forever. Furthermore, without marriage, societies would crumble; it certainly has its function. However, there are times when  a couple is unable to...

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