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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Pet Custody Cases on the Rise

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorcing couples have always fought like cats and dogs over child custody in divorce court, but these days it is becoming increasingly common that the battles are actually about who gets custody of the cats and dogs in the home. Members of the 1,600-member American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers concur on this point and have reported that divorce lawyers across the nation have seen a steady rise in the number of pet custody cases on the docket that began in 2000, and continues to rise...

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Divorce by Mutual Consent

Aug 8, 2012 by

Although problems with marriage and divorce are not confined to the United States by any means, the specific causes and solutions may vary according to the country they occur in. News from India shows that even though it is half-way around the world, many of the same stress factors of modern life affect marriages, and ultimately, divorces in that nation. Statistics from Family Court in Pune, the eighth largest metropolis in India, show that the incidence of divorce has nearly doubled for...

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Divorce Costs – How To Save Time, Money And Trouble

Aug 8, 2012 by

It has been said that a divorce will cost as much as you can afford. Of course, the true cost of a divorce depends on many variable factors and not all of them are financial. The emotional toll of a divorce can be just as draining as the legal fees are to your bank account. When contemplating the monetary cost of an impending divorce it is usually best to separate your emotions from the finances. Instead, treating your divorce as a calculated business transaction can help you save time, money...

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The Rising Rate of Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Most Americans will agree that marriage is always preferable to divorce and that marriage is better for the family, the children and the community in general. However, divorce is a fact of modern life and the divorce rates have been on the rise in the United States for several decades now. With the introduction of no-fault divorce in all 50 states along with the do-it-yourself divorce kits and divorce document services available nationwide, it is now easier and takes less time to get a divorce...

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Late Divorces

Aug 8, 2012 by

There has been some question as to the stability of long term marriages. Most divorce statistics reflect only the first ten years of marriage in the United States and the statistics for long-term marriages are not as accurate or readily available. However, a recently released Pew Research Center report that did examine divorce statistics for long-term marriages came up with some interesting observations. It seems that while the odds of a divorce occurring after a marriage has lasted 40 years is...

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Mandatory Sex

Aug 8, 2012 by

The idea that if you’re married and unhappy with your sex life, you should be able to sue your spouse and get a divorce too, is a concept that appears to be taking hold in Europe. In a unique ruling, a French court recently ordered a 51-year-old man to pay his ex-wife $14,000 in damages for failing to have enough sex with her during their 21-year marriage. The man named only as Jean-Louis B, was fined under Article 215 of France’s civil code which states that married couples must...

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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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Divorce Pre-Planning

Aug 8, 2012 by

Many estimates say the divorce rate in the United States has increased to the point where nearly half of all current first marriages will end in divorce. The numbers are even higher in some Western states like Nevada and California where over 60% of first marriages fail. Nationwide, first marriages have 50% failure rate, second marriages fail about 65% of the time and 75% of all third marriages end in divorce. However, the numbers for divorce rates in different individual cultural, economic and...

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Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce rates in the United States have increased over the last 30 years to a point where today it is estimated that nearly half of all current first marriages will end in divorce.The numbers are even higher in states like California, where over 60% of first marriages are reported to end in divorces. Nationwide, second marriages are thought to fail about 65% of the time and 75% of all third marriages are predicted to end in divorce. Those numbers can be a bit misleading though....

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The Real Rate of Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce rates have been on the rise in the United States ever since the turn of the 20th century when the divorce rate in America was estimated to be less than 5% of all marriages. Divorces were more difficult to obtain back then because the parties had to prove sufficient cause like abuse, adultery and abandonment. During the 1940’s the American divorce rate was estimated to be about 14% of total marriages. The situation began to change when divorces in the U.S. began to rise after WWII...

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Divorcing Down Under

Aug 8, 2012 by

The news from Down Under concerning the state of divorce in Australia seems to mirror that of the United States when it comes to increasing money worries in a tight economy leading to a rise in the number of total divorces in that country. As reported recently in The Sydney Morning Herald the number of divorces in Australia increased 5% from 2008 to 2009.  The figure of 49,448 divorces in 2009 represents 2.3 divorces per 1000 people and is the first increase in the number and rate of...

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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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Divorce Rate

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce rates in the United States have been slowly increasing since 1970 and today some estimates claim the figure has reached nearly 50%, or half of all marriages. The numbers are debatable though, because different cultural, economic and social groups all have different divorce rates. Recent studies also suggest couples with higher incomes get divorced less frequently. However you measure the rate, divorce has huge consequences for individuals, families and communities alike. The 50% figure...

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Divorce Contests

Aug 8, 2012 by

Two of the most commonly misunderstood terms related to divorce in the United States today are “contested” divorces and “uncontested” divorces. The difference between the two types is usually measured in time and money, with contested divorces being the most difficult and expensive. Contested divorces are often caused by the hurt feelings and pain surrounding the termination of a marriage and resulting disagreements over difficult issues like property division and...

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Hidden Costs of Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Recent studies show that the number of children of divorce living in single parent households compared to those living in two parent families has risen steadily in the last decade to the point that now nearly 50% of all children live with one parent only. At the same time, the number of divorces in the United States has risen to a near 50% level as well and the number of children touched by divorce in has increased right along with the number of divorces in the country. All those kids living...

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Same-Sex and Marriage in the Census

Aug 8, 2012 by

New Census Bureau data released Monday from the American Community Survey of 3 million households shows that 76% of those who have ever been married, have been married just one time. The figures are 20% for those who have been married twice and 5% have been married three or more times. The new data also shows almost 200,000 fewer same-sex couples than the previous year with 565,000 same-sex couples in 2008 and 754,000 in 2007. Census officials stated there was no intention of altering the...

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Online Divorce is Up

Aug 8, 2012 by

A look at the latest news headlines from around the country shows the current economic squeeze is having a definite effect on divorces in the Midwest. The lack of cash hasn’t stopped couples from divorcing, it is changing the way they get divorced though. Couples currently considering divorce now must cope with cash problems resulting from owing more than their homes are presently worth or high credit card balances they can’t make the payments on. The result is more people are...

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Divorce Differences

Aug 8, 2012 by

California became the first state to adopt no-fault divorce law back in 1970 and in the years that followed every other state in the nation has adopted similar divorce laws. New York was the last state in the union to require at-fault divorce grounds until 2010 when the New York Senate and Assembly put no-fault divorce laws on the books in that state too. No-fault divorce laws that permitted one spouse to terminate a marriage without a specific fault being assigned to either party were adopted...

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Divorce Children

Aug 8, 2012 by

Then number of children affected by divorce in the United States has increased in direct proportion to the number of divorces in the country. Research estimates show the ratio of children of divorce living in single parent households (compared to two parent families) has risen from about 20% in the early 1960’s up to nearly 50% in the last decade. The number of kids living with one parent in the U.S. today mirrors estimates that claim half of all marriages now end in divorce. Studies have...

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