Why We Hate the Term “Starter Spouse”

Celebrities have often glorified the idea of marriage by flaunting their “love-filled” relationships on social media and by throwing large, extravagant weddings. With the rising use of social media, like Instagram and TikTok, it seems like celebrities and influencers are somewhat unintentionally pushing this skewed perception of love and marriage onto average people. So when…

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Tyrese Says Divorce Judge Is Biased Against Him – Could It Be True?

Divorce and custody cases are often fraught with emotion simply because of the personal nature of the matters being addressed. Added to that, trusting someone else to make decisions regarding your divorce settlement or child custody dispute can be both challenging and frustrating. The court is required to be impartial, but it may not always…

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Denying a Request for Spousal Support – Can the Court Do That?

The news features a seemingly near-constant stream of headlines announcing celebrity divorces and the often-exorbitant settlement and alimony amounts. This may make it seem like spousal support after a couple – any couple – splits up is a foregone conclusion, but that is not always the case. While one partner may request spousal support as…

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Can We Still Get Divorced in Maryland if My Spouse Moves?

We all face difficult decisions and situations in life; divorce can be one of the most challenging. Untangling two lives, and all of the ways they are intertwined, can be complicated – even in cases where the divorce is amicable. But what happens if you file for divorce and your spouse moves before the divorce…

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Is Your Family Causing Strife in Your Marriage?

Marriage is tough, as anyone who has ever entered into the contract will tell you. There’s a reason that people celebrate reaching milestone anniversaries – it is not easy! Building a healthy marriage and maintaining it through the ups and downs of life is challenging, and even when both spouses are fully committed and work…

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Challenges of Divorce for High-Profile Couples with Kids

From the time that Hollywood actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott fell in love with each other, their relationship was surrounded by disaster. Both were married to other people at the time they got together, which caused some public drama. It may not be a surprise to some that the couple would experience issues with…

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Challenges for Couples Who Marry and Divorce Multiple Times

How many times can a couple divorce and then reconcile until it becomes old? Well, let’s ask Hollywood writer-producer Kenya Barris and his estranged wife. The couple have recently filed for divorce for the third time, after being married for nearly 21 years. The first time that the couple filed for divorce was in 2014,…

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Do Lesbian Couples Really Divorce More?

In 2015, same-sex marriage was made legal throughout the United States. Many people rushed to get married after that 26th of June, joyous and excited to finally be legally recognized as a couple; however, rushing into marriage can oftentimes lead to further problems down the road, and sometimes those problems lead to divorce. And if…

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Alimony Is Tough on Women. Just Ask Mary J. Blige

It’s fun to daydream about being a star: the lights, the glamour, the adoring fans. And sometimes, we admit, it’s fun to think about the money, too: houses around the world, parties with A-listers, the latest designer shoes or accessories. Everything about the celebrity lifestyle can seem so different than the lives so many of…

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Bethenny Frankel to Kanye West: Keep Your Divorce Private!

Going through a divorce is never easy. Going through a public divorce is even more difficult. When you’re one of the most famous celebrities in the world, a media frenzy about your split means people watching your every move, digging for every detail, and hanging on every word that comes out of your mouth (or…

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My Spouse’s Conspiracy Theories Are Ruining Our Marriage

Conspiracy theories are nothing new, but over the past several years with the emergence of QAnon and other movements, more and more people subscribe to these beliefs. Purporting to have knowledge and evidence that the rest of the country doesn’t, QAnon and other followers believe a variety of debunked information, including that the inauguration was…

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Divorcing a Gambling Addict: What You Should Know

Like any kind of addiction, gambling can add both financial and emotional stress to a marriage. In some cases this stress can cause the breakup of a relationship, and as the spouse of a gambling addict, it’s important to understand the challenges that may come along with a divorce. The National Center for Responsible Gaming…

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“Gray” Divorce Is More Common Than You Think

The image of long-time spouses growing old together is projected so often in film, television, internet lists of “best growing old together” quotes, and even on social media sites that some married people might find it difficult to contemplate a necessary divorce. But like other categories of married people, many mature adults will change their…

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Coping with Divorce: Lessons from Adele

Divorces happen for many reasons. Sometimes spouses mutually agree to end a marriage, and other times one initiates the divorce. In either case, parties to a divorce will each have to make numerous financial and practical decisions, while managing their own emotional responses to the divorce. When super-star, singer-songwriter Adele initiated divorce proceedings, even she…

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Protecting Your Credit Score During a Divorce

An important part of smart divorce planning is keeping your financial future in mind. Whether you are just thinking about divorce or have already decided, remember that a successful and independent financial future depends on a good credit score – and the steps you take now can go a long way in getting you there.…

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Debunking Divorce: Myths and Facts

Many individuals or couples put off getting a divorce. They might be staying together for the kids, or one spouse feels they may not have enough money to move out, or feel if they leave first they’ll be responsible for the majority of financial support. All of these, however, are not necessarily true. In today’s…

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Post-Pandemic Divorce Filings Keeping the Courts Busy

You might remember that, during the early days of the pandemic, many experts predicted divorce rates would rise as couples forced into close quarters would have to face any problems in their marriages. However, that surge in divorces failed to come to light, with the rates of divorce and marriage remaining stable or even dropping.…

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