Monthly Archives: November 2013

Divorce Does Not Make People Happy

Even when divorce ends a marriage gone terribly wrong, a divorce does not make people happy. Happiness, such as it is, is something that happens after the bad marriage ends, if at all, not because the bad marriage ends. Divorce … Continue reading

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Mutual Consent Divorce Procedures

A mutual consent divorce is the quickest and easiest way to end a marriage. Both spouses agree to everything – the division of assets and debts, alimony, child custody, child support and visitation — before ever entering a courtroom. There … Continue reading

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Another Spin of the Roulette Wheel of Romance

After a divorce, the greatest pitfalls for remade single people is premature remarriage. After divorce, newly remade single people soon remember the nice things about being married, and soon hope springs eternal. Most divorced people go for another spin of … Continue reading

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Discovering an Affair

Affairs are one of the most heart-wrenching experiences a married couple endures. They devastate marriages, but if both partners are serious about reconciliation, it is possible to restore the marriage. An affair devastates a marriage because it shakes the foundations … Continue reading

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Joint Bankruptcy Can Ease Financial Stresses of Divorce

Divorce is an overwhelming stressful event in most people’s lives, and financial difficulties are one of the leading causes of marital failure. According to Robert J. Harris, a divorce attorney, “There are two situations we see most often. First, where … Continue reading

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Alimony as a Handy Tool in Divorce Negotiation

Handled properly, alimony is a flexible financial tool for divorcing couples with tax advantages that can help put more cash in the pockets of both spouses. Alimony, which is also sometimes called spousal support, provides living expenses to the lower-income … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy Can’t Eliminate All Debts

Child support and alimony/spousal maintenance are among four categories of debts that cannot be discharged by either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Many types of debts may be discharged through bankruptcy; however, these two are called non-dischargeable debts. In … Continue reading

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The National Deadbeat Dad Law

A National Deadbeat Dad List was created in 1992 when the Child Support Recovery Act (CSRA) gave state courts the power to collect child support payments from parents who have racked up misdemeanor-level penalties. The Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act of … Continue reading

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Consequences of Adultery in Divorce

At one time, adultery was a more common ground for divorce because one spouse had to prove wrongdoing in a marriage in order to get the divorce. Since the 1970s, when states enacted no-fault grounds, divorce has become easier. Adultery … Continue reading

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No-Fault Does Not (Necessarily) Mean a Mutual Divorce

When lawmakers incubated no-fault divorce legislation in California some 44 years ago, some people thought no-fault would help unhappy couples to mutually end their marriage. In this routine, the argument went, the husband and the wife would more or less … Continue reading

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