The Different Types of Infidelity

Types of Infidelity

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Infidelity is present in nearly . The concept is not limited to just men, as women both young and old are closing in on their male counterparts in its frequency. This is due in part to the fact that women are more physically and financially self-supporting than ever, and this can lead to harming a marriage more easily than in …

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Parenting Classes Through Divorce

Parenting Classes Through Divorce

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Many parents who are getting a divorce are ordered by the court to attend parenting classes. These may be in situations where abuse or neglect has occurred, but much more often, it is used to help parents develop more advanced skills in communicating or discipline. Attending these classes should not be considered a punishment for wrongdoing or an indication of …

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What Does The Length Of Marriage Mean To A Divorce Case

What Does The Length of Marriage Mean To A Divorce Case?

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When going through a divorce, there are many factors that figure into what ultimately happens. Every divorce is different, and a judge will make a ruling based on many factors including whether or not children are involved, the income disparity between spouses, educational disparity, the events leading to the divorce and how long the couple has been married. Length of …

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Divorce And Poverty

How Poverty Exacerbates Divorce and Vice Versa

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As more American families are climbing out of the Great Recession and trying to get back on track with regard to their financial situations, divorce rates in the United States resumed their gradual decline since their peaks in the 1980s. The widely mentioned 50 percent divorce rate has already been debunked by sociologists and demographers, but there is a chance …

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Divorce And Car Insurance

Divorce And Car Insurance

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There are many details to attend to in a divorce from child custody arrangements to dividing the marital assets. With the upheaval and chaos that a divorce can cause, it may be easy to overlook seemingly small details such as motor-vehicle insurance. A couple who is getting divorced should separate their car insurance policies. A couple should not separate their …

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Divorce And Life Insurance Beneficiaries

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Divorce can be an intense and complex process from both an emotional and financial standpoint. Individuals who are going through a divorce often have to deal with dividing assets, establishing themselves financially, and managing the social impacts that the action might have on children. In all of this complexity, it may be easy to forget about life insurance. Married couples …

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Child Support Statistics 2014

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The national statistics associated with non-payment of child support betray a pressing societal issue. The prevalence of “deadbeat parents” has led to many children spending their formative years in poverty and uncertainty. According to research, parents who shirk the financial responsibility of child support may create for their children a home environment where the custodial parent must struggle to provide …

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Joint Cutody - Who pays For Childcare

Joint Custody: Who Pays For Childcare?

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Divorce is always complicated, but it can be even more so when young children are involved. Most parents have a strong desire to make the divorce as smooth and painless as possible for children. To do that, many choose to enter into joint custody arrangements, allowing the kids spend time with each parent. During a divorce negotiation involving joint custody, …

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Taxes And Divorce

Tax Implications In A Divorce

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When considering divorce, most couples focus on the emotional and financial impact of the divorce. Custody and support issues and the division of marital property tend to dominate most people’s concerns. Unfortunately, many couples fail to consider the short- and long-term tax implications of a divorce until after the proceedings are finalized. The failure to account for the tax implications …

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Paying For Your Attorney In A Divorce

Paying For Your Attorney In A Divorce

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Divorce is both legally and financially complex. The cost of assuming financial responsibility for debts, bills, and other considerations that were previously paid in part or in full by a spouse, is daunting. This does not include the rising legal fees associated with ending a marital union. Many soon-to-be divorced individuals struggle with how to pay for representation during the …

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Baby Boomers' Impact On The Rise In Divorce Cases

Baby Boomers’ Impact On The Rise In Divorce Cases

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A study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota clarified some key points about divorce in America and went against the traditional narrative regarding divorce’s relative rarity post-1970s. It looked at divorce among different age groups rather than simply tracking divorce over time, providing a more nuanced look at how couples have built their lives in the past 50 …

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Being First to File A Divorce - What's at Stake?

Being First To File For Divorce: What’s at Stake?

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There may be certain advantages to being the first to file for a divorce. Individuals who feel as though their marriages are dissolving may want to consider what’s at stake when figuring out if they want to stay or if they want to begin the process of filing. In many cases, people may have an inkling that divorce is on …

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Moving Out The Right Legal Steps Before A Divorce

Moving Out: The Right Legal Steps Before A Divorce

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One of the first considerations that comes to mind for many people considering a divorce is where to live during the proceedings. Especially for married couples who own a house together, this can be a challenging topic to consider for a number of reasons. On an emotional level, the common desire is to move out and start becoming independent once …

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Should Pre-Divorce Counseling Be Mandatory for Married Couples

Should Pre-Divorce Counseling Be Mandatory for Married Couples?

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According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, almost 40 percent of new marriages are at risk of ending in divorce. In an attempt to reverse this trend, several state and local officials are increasing their efforts to prevent divorces. One such measure is a requirement that couples attend pre-divorce counseling. Divorce counseling can help unhappy couples figure …

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How to End an Abusive Relationship Through Divorce

How to End an Abusive Relationship Through Divorce

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According to statistics, in almost 20 percent of marriages spouses may slap, hit or assault each other. When adding in the number of individuals who are also emotionally and verbally abused, the numbers rise even higher. These statistics are often inaccurate as domestic violence oftentimes goes unreported, sometimes because individuals are unaware of the abuse. For those who are aware …

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What Is A Covenant Marriage?

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A covenant marriage is an additional option offered to couples who want to solidify their bond. Based on the only kind of marriage recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, covenant marriages are meant to last for a lifetime. While divorce is possible, Brief History As divorce rates rose dramatically in the 1980s and 1990s, states began introducing legislation to allow …

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Best And Worst States to File Divorce In

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There many different factors to consider during a divorce, including child custody, child support, filing fees, alimony and property division, to name a few. Deciding which state is best or worst to file a divorce in may vary, depending on which factors are the most important to the individuals who are seeking the separation. However, many divorces have a lot …

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Using DNA Tests To Determine Infidelity In Divorce Cases

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In recent years, courts have been hearing cases in which a spouse brings forward evidence that might be used to prove infidelity, such as stained clothing, carpet samples, brush samples and sheets. This may be – in part – because the use of DNA testing is on the rise in the criminal justice system. Whether the case is in criminal …

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Divorce While Pregnant

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Pregnancy can be a stressful time for both the mother and the father. If the couple is unhappy and decides to end the marriage, the stress will be multiplied. In some cases, divorce during pregnancy is not even possible. DivorceKnowledgebase.com can help connect you with a local lawyer for a free case review. Some states prohibit divorce during pregnancy, and …

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Discussing Divorce With Your Children

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Telling children about a divorce can be one of the most difficult aspects of the process. It is likely that no matter how gently parents break the news, children will become upset and have many questions about the ways the divorce will affect their lives. Some of these questions do not have easy answers. However, approaching the conversation with proper …

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Do 50% of Marriages Really End In Divorce? – United States Divorce Statistics

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Many experts estimate that about end in divorce. A 2009 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that the marriage rate was 6.8 marriages per 1,000 adults while the divorce rate was 3.6 divorces per 1,000 adults. This means that the rate of divorces was about 53 percent of the rate of marriages. However, this is an oversimplified way …

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Name Change After Divorce

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There are many reasons that a divorced or soon-to-be divorced individual may wish to restore their maiden name, including for professional reasons, they love their maiden name or even empowerment following a divorce. The actual process of changing or restoring a name is simple if the divorce process is still ongoing. Changing Last Names as an Adult In most states, …

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QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order) and Divorce

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A Qualified Domestic Relations Order is designed specifically to deal with the distribution of pension funds in divorce. It is often used to establish a former spouse’s or dependent’s legal right to receive a specific percentage of benefit payments or the account balance of a qualified plan. In addition to pension and retirement funds, QDROs can be used in connection …

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Divorce And Health Insurance

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According to a 2013 study published by the University of Michigan, around 115,000 women lose their private health insurance coverage after they are divorced. In many cases, these women are not able to get replacement coverage. Divorced women often face multiple obstacles to obtaining health insurance coverage. They may not be able to afford the employer-sponsored premiums or have been …

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Divorce From Bed And Board

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Unlike an absolute divorce, a divorce from bed and board does not absolve the marital bond between a couple. This type of claim can be filed if one spouse refuses to enter into a legal separation agreement or if the accused spouse is at fault for marital misconduct. Legal Grounds for Filing for Divorce from Bed and Board In order …

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