Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sperm Donor on the Hook for Child Support

The case of Kansas sperm donor William Marotta raises some questions about the obligations of a man who wanted to help but did not want to parent. And the case could have implications for same-sex marriages where couples turn to … Continue reading

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Women Need Good Pension Advice During a Divorce

That many women come out of a divorce worse off financially than they were when married has long been caveat in marriage and family law. A study by the Phoenix Group reveals that two out of every five women are … Continue reading

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After the Divorce, Reach for a Sweet, Instead of a Smoke

Smoking appears to be part of the collateral damage of a divorce, according to a University of Toronto study of the smoking habits of 19,000 Americans. It appears that when a smoking parent divorces the children run a greater risk … Continue reading

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Three Steps for Children and Step Dads to Thrive

Some 15 percent of all men are stepdads at one time or another, according to the Pew Research Center, but not much research has been done to establish the dynamics of successful stepparenting. The challenges of making a blended family … Continue reading

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Grey Divorce Goes into the Blue Yonder

“Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64?” goes the Beatles song about the inevitability of old age. Many Baby Boomers now head into the sunset years alone, undeterred by the prospect of the perils … Continue reading

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Marriage in the (Dis)united States

Only one thing is certain the wake of the Supreme Court arguments about same-sex marriage, and that is that nothing is certain about what the high court will decide. And it looks like the decision could raise as many questions … Continue reading

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Divorce Announcement Via Social Media

Actress Jacqueline Buckingham, who is known to be flashy and flamboyant, last week announced the end of her marriage to former Indianapolis Museum of Art CEO Maxwell Anderson via the social media. Buckingham plastered the news of their breakup on … Continue reading

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Florida Lawmakers Move Toward Alimony Reform

Florida lawmakers last week eased toward ending lifetime alimony awards and curtailing sky-high support payments. The proposed reform also permits a former spouse to petition to end or lower alimony payments upon reaching retirement age, which means some people would … Continue reading

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