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Archive for the ‘divorce’ Category
Don’t pretend you are surprised: Facebook has been found to have played a role in about one out of five divorces.
What may create and build friendships and relationships could also destroy it in the end. A British law firm said that “Facebook” was mentioned in 989 out of a sample of 5000 filed divorce cases.
If gossip paper News of the World is right, then there may not be much left for Tiger Woods to repair. According to sources the publication is quoting, Nordegren is simply keeping the peace over Christmas, but will be filing for legal separation and divorce soon thereafter.
We leave it up to you to decide how much truth may be in this report, but common sense suggests that 13 mistresses may be enough for Nordegren to feel that the golf superstar is not the man she thought he was and Woods’ relatively weak apology may be too little to convince her otherwise.
I was married before the ripe-old age of 24.
Before that, I was one of those girls who always had a boyfriend. Always.
And I liked it that way. Safe. Knowable. Predictable. Easy. Neat. Comfort Zone.
So now, here I am at the age of 38. Newly-single. Grabbing and enjoying life in new and amazing ways. And constantly [...]
In our last episode, we had the charming and sexy single dad about to bring the kids over to the ex-in-laws for a Thanksgiving dinner. Part deux of Thanksgiving 2009 starts with the drive over to the other side of town. Now, I thought I was listening to Hannah Montana. As a side bar, that is all I EVER listen to in my car with my kids…oh ya and High School Musical. For those single parents who feel my pain…can I get an AMEN!
Anyway, so I think I am listening to Hannah Montana, when in reality I was listening to the theme song from “Friday the 13th” all the way over there. Like many things as a single parent, it is NEVER as bad as it seems. The ex-wife was very cordial and the ex-in-laws were excellent hosts. The food was great and they even gave me leftovers. I made this amazing soup, and even the ex-wife took some home with her, so I know I did something right. After a great dinner and dessert, I left my kids with their mother and drove to my friend’s house to hang out with him and his wife. It was his wife’s birthday and they were having some people over for a round 2 of Thanksgiving and to watch a movie.
Imagine you spent years feeling like there was a conspiracy against you with your ex-spouse and their parents when you were married. Imagine feeling like you were constantly scrutinized and that everything you did was spun to the negative. Does this sound familiar to any of you?
So, now you have been divorced for several years. You have a pretty good relationship with your ex, except for when the moon is full and you get you knee caps blown out for doing something that most people would think would be no big deal. Now, prepare yourself for what is about to happen.
British law firm Mishcon de Reya recently polled 4000 parents about events during a divorce, which yielded some not so surprising, but surely one astonishing result: More than one third of divorced fathers disappear from their children’s lives after a divorce.
Mishcon de Reya published the poll result marking the 20th anniversary of the British Children Act, which the company says is “not working” despite its good intentions.
Don’t assume everyone does things, makes decisions and exists for the same reasons you do. And for heaven’s sake, if you are going to make assumptions based on your world view, don’t push them on me. Especially when they have to do with the power — emotional, financial and otherwise — of women.
An interesting study published in the journal Cancer found a correlation between serious illness and divorce and/or separation rates. Apparently, women are much more likely to be left by their men when they are diagnosed with cancer or multiple sclerosis than if their male partners were facing the same illness.
Leah Sears, retired chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, professor on family law issues at the University of Georgia School of Law and a former single mom, has published a rather controversial article on CNN that highlights the decline of respect for the promise of marriage among Americans. Some of the claims may not sit that well with many single parents, but Sears raises some interesting and certainly valid concerns.
“Many Americans are failing their children because they have already failed themselves,” Sears writes. She points to a dramatically declining U.S. Marriage Index that needs to be addressed rather sooner than later by the U.S. government as current regulations aren’t working that well.
In a time where divorces are more and more considered a part of life it does not really come as a surprise that there is, in addition to a wedding fair, also a divorce fair. The first divorce fair we know of was held in Paris last weekend and reportedly attracted more than 4000 visitors.
We have heard before that the recession has hit virtually every job sector (with a few exceptions, of course, like the dating industry), so it should be no surprise that divorce lawyers are suffering as well. Respondents to a survey sent out by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) indicated that the number of divorce filings has dropped significantly since the fourth quarter of 2008.
There is an interesting article that discusses the cost of a divorce. And before you enter into a costly divorce battle it is certainly a good idea to look into the potential cost and if your checking account is ready for it.