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Keeping Separate Finances: Why It’s A Great Idea For Couples

When you are first getting married, you’ll hear a lot of advice on what you should and shouldn’t do in order to have a “good” marriage. One of the nuggets that a lot of old-timers state — at least my parents did — is that you should combine finances as…

Love Under Fire: Is It Really A Bad Reason To Marry?

A new post making the rounds online from Psychology Today has stirred up quite a controversy. In “Three Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Marry For Love,” author Susan Pease Gadoua, L.C.S.W. and author of the books Contemplating Divorce and Stronger Day By Day, deconstructs the idea that “love is all we…

Why Divorced Couples With Children Should Stay Out Of Court

When a marriage is on the fast track to divorce, couples have a tendency to first react by seeking their own legal representation. Attorneys can be incredibly helpful in highly combative divorces, and it seems that the more there is to lose, the more necessary they become. This is especially…

Dating During Divorce — Good Idea?

Recently, a person was asking me about whether it’s a good idea to date during a divorce. While there are many schools of thought on this topic, my own personal experience, as well as the experiences of those I’ve observed over the years, is a resounding “Heck no.” Here’s why.…

More Fiscal Findings Related To Divorce

A recent study from Kansas State University confirmed what common knowledge has known for quite some time — finances are the biggest reason that a couple decides to file for divorce. However, KSU went a bit further in its survey of 4,500 couples and discovered some further reasons for why…

ACA And The ‘Marriage Penalty’ Could Force Couples Out Of Marriage, Critics Claim

It’s been a tumultuous month for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) following a botched rollout that has included disastrously low enrollment estimates, a poorly “working” website, and health insurance policy cancellations that forced President Obama to issue an apology to the estimated millions of Americans losing their coverages as a…

Pope Francis Calls For Unprecedented Survey

Under Pope Francis, the Vatican has just done something unprecedented. The vicar has called for a survey “to discuss the family to find out what Catholics really think about its teaching on marriage and family life,” according to a new report from the BBC. The news site reported that Pope…

New Study Reveals Top 10 Divorce Capitals Of The United States

The most commonly cited reasons for divorce are financial problems, domestic/substance abuse, and infidelity. However, a new online divorce study from the American Community Survey and the Daily Beast would seem to indicate that geography may play a role as well. According to the statistical data, Panama City, Florida, is…

‘Good Divorce’ And The Bad It Can Cause

In a recent column for USA Today, contributor and former counselor Diane Medved attacked the idea that there can be such thing as a “good divorce.” “The message seems simple,” wrote Medved. “With the right attitude, divorce can lead to a relatively pleasant mélange of happily combined relatives. But that…

Colorado Man Would Rather Dump Fortune Than Agree To Fair Settlement

Before you delve in to the story we’re about to share, know it should be taken with a huge grain of salt. We’ll tell you why in a moment. But here’s the setup: A 52-year-old man in Colorado Springs was in the midst of finalizing divorce papers with his wife, and decided…

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