Category Archives: Divorce (General)

Being Smart, Not Going Broke

In a divorce, the states of mind of the spouses can often be the most significant dimension of the entire case. If one or both persons want to make war on the other, efficiency in the case – the chance that it … Continue reading

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Gambling and Divorce

The money issue that no one wants to talk about is family income spent on gambling. Many people who are married to a gambler pull the plug on the marriage because it is the only way to prevent eventual financial … Continue reading

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Marriages with Children May Last

A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control reveals some surprising statistics about love and marriage; that is, the way to make love last is get married and have children. The Marriage and Cohabitation Study, which began in … Continue reading

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Divorce and Food Stamps

Divorce does not necessarily affect a person’s eligibility for federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – food stamps. Eligibility is primarily based on family income and family size, which can change after divorce, but the exact method of calculation varies by state. … Continue reading

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Working vs. Non-Working Spouses in a Gray Divorce

A late-in-life divorce may be either empowering for a woman or devastating psychologically and financially. In the past, married older women did not earn a substantial, if any, income through work outside the home, so the husband was considered to be the “breadwinner.” … Continue reading

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The “Right” Age to Marry

“I was too young,” lamented a young woman who married a 30-year-old man when she was 23. “We simply couldn’t make it work. We became different people from who we were when we first met and had a fairly amicable … Continue reading

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The Amicable Divorce – Divorce Without War

An amicable divorce means an uncontested or no contest divorce. An amicable divorce is not a “friendly” divorce, and make no mistake, “divorce [amicable or otherwise] is many kinds of agony. Amicable ones come with the surprising challenge of having … 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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Unmarried Parenthood

In the United States, the typical unmarried mother is in her 20s, and has a high school education.  She is often in a committed relationship with her child’s father. However, in the United States, about 40 percent of unmarried parents … Continue reading

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When Not to Use Divorce Mediation

For many couples, divorce mediation is a better route than leaving property and custody decisions up to the judge, but mediation is not the right for everyone. Couples who are seeking separation should not use divorce mediation if: A spouse … Continue reading

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