Types of Divorce

Divorce happens among all types of couples. In a move that stunned those in the industry and readers of tabloid magazines, superstar Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony have ended their seven-year marriage. Their impending divorce caught many off guard. According to USA Today, Lopez’s publicist told the Associated Press with help from a Bethesda family law attorney that it was a difficult decision, reached amicably, and that they requested privacy as they transition. Speculation about possible problems reportedly began when Lopez attended a BAFTA event in Los Angeles last week without her husband. Even as recently as March, USA Today reports, Lopez described their marriage as “awesome.” Earlier ...

Facebook and Divorce Part 2

A claim which links the popular networking site Facebook to one fifth of all divorces has been prominently posted across a variety of newspapers, magazines, and blogs. The data, originally gathered by Divorce-Online-a UK company specializing in electronic divorces-asserts that the networking and information sharing capabilities of Facebook have facilitated marital infidelity by allowing spouses to reconnect with old flames or form new online friendships without alerting their partner. What about the effect of accident injury attorneys? Yet, a writer for the Wall Street Journal refutes this claim, arguing that it has been overblown by the media who offer up Facebook as a convenient solution to a question people have ...

Facebook and Divorce

It’s not exactly news that divorce has become more common for baby boomers. Divorce has doubled for people over the age of 50 in the last 20 years, even though U.S. divorce rates have declined generally. A recent Bloomberg article asks, “Why?” and one of the answers might surprise you. Social media. More and more people of that generation are logging onto Facebook and catching up with their old classmates. It might sound harmless enough, but they’re also reuniting with people from their past, including lovers. Even without any intention, an innocent email can turn into an affair. Indeed, a recent survey of attorneys indicates that there is an increase ...

Women in military experience comparatively high rate of divorce

Women who are members of the United States military experience a disproportionate rate of divorce in comparison to their civilian counterparts and even in comparison to men in the military. The experience of one woman Sergeant who experienced two divorces exemplifies what many women in the military go through. After trying to navigate the responsibilities and distance of her own military obligations and her husband’s, the woman’s first marriage ended when her husband was deployed to Afghanistan. The female Sergeant went on to marry a veteran but that marriage ended under the stress of both individuals’ cases of post-traumatic stress disorder. The couple is currently going through the divorce process. The woman’s ...

Immigrant mother may regain parental rights and child custody

Recently the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that state laws were not followed when the parental and child custody rights of a Guatemalan mother were terminated by a lower court. The Guatemalan mother was arrested during an immigration raid and her young son was adopted by an American couple. The decision of the state Supreme Court did not automatically return the boy back to the mother. Instead the court ruled that a new trial should be heard regarding the mother’s parental rights. The facts of the case began when the Guatemalan mother was obtained during an immigration raid at a poultry plant in Missouri. The mother was arrested for aggravated identity theft and ...
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