Monthly Archives: November 2014

Staggering Stepfamily Statistics

The majority of families have shifted from the original biologically bonded mother, father and child. The United States is now a nation in which the majority of families are divorced, yet most remarry or form living together relationships. These families … Continue reading

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Social Networking and Marital Unhappiness

A new study finds a correlation between social media use and divorce rates in the United States, according to Everett Rosenfeld of CNBC. The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior by researchers from Pontificia Universidad Católica de … Continue reading

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Freedom to Marry

Nearly 44 percent of the U.S. population lives in a state where same-sex marriage is permitted, and over 46 percent of the U.S. population lives in a state with either marriage or a broad legal status such as civil union … Continue reading

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Why Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce considers more than just the legal issues. It looks at the big picture that includes the painful emotional issues in every breakup. In a collaborative divorce, each side reaches a fair solution and resolves differences. Collaborative divorce is … Continue reading

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What the Judge Thinks

In relocation and custody, judges, at some point, talk about the best interests of the child – the gold standard that means what a court says it means. But in general, courts consider a variety of factors in determining whether … Continue reading

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Factors That Suggest a Higher Risk of Divorce


Many people have tried to catalogue the factors that foretell the end of a marriage.  Anneli Rufus, an author and journalist who researched studies exploring divorce risk factors, lists some considerations associated with divorce. Some of them are almost established … Continue reading

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Divorce, Debt, and Credit Rating Issues

Nothing is worse than starting out a new life with bad credit, but measures can be taken during the divorce to reduce the chances of debt and credit rating woes, according to William Donaldson, a certified financial planner and a … Continue reading

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About Infidelity

Infidelity is as old as Adam, but how society perceives infidelity has changed. As society has become more civilized, individual rights have played a large part in how infidelity is dealt with inside the marriage relationship. Infidelity reportedly happens in … Continue reading

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Rules for Individual Retirement Accounts and Divorce

In a divorce, assets, which include cars and homes as well as savings, investments and retirement accounts such as IRAs, are typically divided equally between both spouses.  Care should be taken in the division of IRAs, however, because there are … Continue reading

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The Risks in Separation

Most trial separations eventually result in divorce, because very often one of the spouses has already begun the disconnection of emotional divorce. Trial separations should reveal what needs to change in the relationship to make it work again. Sometimes, a … Continue reading

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