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Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Best Things About Divorce from a Survivor

The Best Things About Divorce From A Survivor

In a recent Huffington Post blog, superwoman/blogger Lizzy Smith took aim at the 10 best things about divorce. Smith is an interesting person to speak on the subject because hers came at one of the toughest times of her life. She’d been diagnosed with multiple myeloma while dealing with an…

February 28th, 2014 Life After Divorce
Social Media Accounts Predict Divorce

Can Your Social Media Accounts Predict Divorce?

Social data is a phenomenon that has only been around for about 10 to 15 years, but what we can already tell from it is rather fascinating (or scary, depending on your viewpoint). Take the rate with which people file for divorce or change their relationship status. Recently, Adrien Friggeri…

February 26th, 2014 Divorce and Social Media
Do You Fear Being Alone?

Do You Fear Being Alone? (More Than 33 Percent Will Say Yes.)

A new study reported by the Huffington Post has revealed that more than one in three Americans fear ending up alone in spite of the fact that most have been/are in committed relationships. The survey was conducted among 2,000 participants and was conducted jointly by TODAY and AOL. In it,…

February 24th, 2014 Life After Divorce
Waiting Period for Divorce Defended

‘Card-Carrying Liberal’ Defends Waiting Period For Divorce

Responding to a recent article by Pamela White, entitled “Defending Divorce,” self-professed “liberal, card-carrying Democrat” Michele Weiner-Davis has taken issue with the idea that the decision to file for divorce should be made easier on couples. In the piece, published first on Weiner-Davis’ “Divorce Busting” blog, the author argues that…

February 21st, 2014 Divorce Process
Divorce And Social Security

Divorce And Social Security: Not So Fast!

If you’ve decided to file for divorce, or maybe you’re going through one right now through no preference of your own, then there will be many financial questions arise as to how certain things will be affected moving forward. In a recent article for MarketWatch, columnist Robert Powell took aim…

February 19th, 2014 Divorce and Finances
The More Money She Makes, the Higher the Divorce Rate

The More Money She Makes, The Higher The Divorce Rate

Recently, the website Priceonomics dusted off a 10-year-old study on the effects of a wife as contributor to the household income and how that correlates to the likelihood of filing divorce papers. According to the website, the study, which examined Swedish marriage data, found that divorce risks increased as wives…

February 17th, 2014 Marriage Problems & Advice
Divorce Improves Your Credit Score?

Divorce Improves Your Credit Score?

A new study first reported by MarketWatch points out an interesting result regarding the credit scores of individuals who file for divorce. They actually go up! While this may seem counterintuitive considering the high cost of many divorces — filing divorce forms with an attorney, for instance, can cost more…

February 14th, 2014 Divorce and Finances
Canadian Divorce Depends More on Finances Than Fidelity

Canadian Divorce Depends More On Finances Than Fidelity [Survey]

Canadian couples are more likely to file for divorce over finances than infidelity, according to a new online survey from the Bank of Montreal. In the findings — taken from a sample of 1,001 Canadian citizens aged 18 and up — pollsters determined that 68 percent would file divorce papers…

February 12th, 2014 Grounds for Divorce, Marriage Problems & Advice
No-Fault Divorce Laws

About No-Fault Divorce Laws (Guest Post from Divorce Attorney, Howard Iken)

All states are now on the no-fault irretrievably broken bandwagon, and for good reason. It turns out the good ol’ days actually were not so good. The last state to make the change was New York in 2010. The old fault-based grounds for divorce made a party seeking a divorce…

February 11th, 2014 Divorce Law
Valentine's Day Do's and Don't's for the Newly Divorced

Valentine’s Day Do’s And Don’t’s For The Newly Divorced

Valentine’s Day arrives this week, and while that means dating, gifts, and chocolate for many couples, people who’ve recently dealt with the divorce papers don’t have it so easy. Days like this that highlight and celebrate successful relationships only seem to exacerbate the pain and raw emotion of a broken…

February 10th, 2014 Life After Divorce

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