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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Kelly Clarkson Scores a Victory in Ongoing Divorce Battle

Singer-songwriter and television personality Kelly Clarkson recently received a big win in her ongoing divorce from estranged husband Brandon Blackstock. A judge awarded Clarkson ownership of the couple’s Montana ranch, although Blackstock currently lives there as his primary residence, and requested it designated as marital property. The two are divorcing after seven years of marriage.…

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What Documents Need to Be Updated When a Divorce Becomes Final

There are many unglamorous and tedious parts of the divorce process. One aspect is definitely the amount of paperwork waiting for both partners during the divorce process and once the divorce is final. Once a divorce decree has been issued, it is important for you to be aware of the many documents that you must…

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What Is a “Pet-nup” and Should I Have One in My Marriage?

We are all familiar with the idea of a pre-nuptial agreement. These are agreements, or contracts, couples put together before marriage to protect themselves and each other in the event of a divorce later down the road. Pre-nups are simply a fact of modern life, and shouldn’t be seen as an unromantic gesture or a…

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Signs You Might be Facing a High-Conflict Divorce

Under even the best of circumstances, divorce can be an emotional process. When you enter into divorce proceedings with good faith and intentions, if your spouse does not do the same, you may be dealing with what’s called a “high-conflict divorce.” High-conflict divorce, however, doesn’t have to take you by surprise, if you know what…

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UPDATED: Tips for Divorcing a Spouse with a Drug or Alcohol Problem

Being married can be difficult at times. However, being married to someone with a substance abuse problem is often unsustainable, especially when children are involved. Once you have made the decision that you can no longer remain in the marriage with a spouse and their addiction, you can take certain steps to protect yourself and your children…

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Cryptocurrency and Uncovering Hidden Assets in a Divorce

Cryptocurrency has been skyrocketing in popularity recently. Once only the territory of savvy tech investors, today digital currency like Bitcoin is an asset to which anyone can have access. This type of currency is unregulated and volatile in value, but right now it’s hot and trading high. Controversial or not, if your spouse purchased cryptocurrency…

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Divorce

The world is forever changed since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold last year – the way we interact with each other, the way we work, and the way we do business have all evolved as the pandemic forced us into different ways of living. Even as more Americans are vaccinated, it’s likely to be a…

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