Category Archives: Divorce

Divorce – When Do You Know Your Marriage is Over?

How does a person know when he or she reaches the point of no return, when it’s “just no good anymore,” as the song goes, when putting a marriage back on the tracks is simply too much of a stretch? … Continue reading

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Alcoholism and Divorce

Alcohol is the number one drug problem in the United States and a major factor in many divorces. At some point in their lives, more than one out of every eight adults in the United States faces alcohol abuse or … Continue reading

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Common Mistakes Men Make After Divorce

For many men life after divorce can be a long climb up a steep hill under the best of circumstances, but men can make it easier for themselves, their children, and, yes, even their former wives, by sidestepping some of … Continue reading

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Name Change – ‘What Happened to Nancy?’

Each year, approximately three million women – about 90 percent of the women who marry – change their names when they marry. They give up their maiden names (now sometimes called “birth names”) and take their husbands’ surname. Name change is traditional. It’s expected … Continue reading

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Low Conflict Marriage, Low Conflict Divorce

When future Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmers struggled with the game, Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver asked him: “Are you going to get any better, or is this it?” Millions of husbands and wives struggle with that question in … Continue reading

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Fighting Fair in a Divorce

Fair fighting rules in a divorce may seem like a contradiction in terms or even impossible, but rules of engagement resolve conflict, solve problems and help couples heading to the sunset of their marriage to get on with their lives. … Continue reading

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Newlyweds Old Hands at Marriage

Four of every 10 newlyweds have walked down the aisle before – either because they have been divorced or they are widowed, a new Pew Research Center report reveals. The Pew survey also showed that men are far more likely than women … Continue reading

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The Amicable Divorce – Divorce Without War

An amicable divorce means an uncontested or no contest divorce. An amicable divorce is not a “friendly” divorce, and make no mistake, “divorce [amicable or otherwise] is many kinds of agony. Amicable ones come with the surprising challenge of having … Continue reading

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Rights of the Unmarried Father

In all jurisdictions in the United States, the rights of unmarried fathers depend on whether or not he has legally established paternity. Once paternity has been established, an unmarried father has the same rights as the mother or as a … Continue reading

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Changing a Name in a Divorce

Divorce feels like everything turned upside down. But one thing a woman can control is her name. Reclaiming a former name – a birth name – can help reestablish her identity. Reclaiming a name may seem daunting, but it’s a … Continue reading

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