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‘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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Four Tips For Selling Your Wedding Ring

When faced with divorce papers and their immediate aftermath, one of the many things you’ll need to confront that may not occur to you right away is what to do with the wedding ring. While some may want to hold on to it in hopes of reconciliation and others may…

Are You An Arguer Or A Discusser?

During a recent browsing session on Facebook, one Internet meme jumped to my attention: “Discussion is always better than Argument because Argument is to find who is right and Discussion is to find what is right.” How handy these words would have come in several years ago when my first…

How To Stop Fighting About Money

One fact that holds true about the troubles most marriages face — whether it’s a couple deciding to file for divorce or to enter counseling for their issues — is that finances are a big deal. The struggle that money can cause is often named as the number one reason…

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