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June 2014 Archives

Is separation better than divorce for the children's sake?

"We are staying together for the sake of the kids." That is a statement that used to be heard often decades ago. It may be used by some still today. But many experts question whether parents really do their children any favors by staying together when their marriage is on the rocks.

Dads in 2014 have different expectations for child custody

It wouldn't be a stretch to say that one of the most dramatic shifts in the last few decades in family law has been the expansion of fathers' rights. It used to be that fathers were often on the outside looking in when it came to child custody after a divorce, and unmarried fathers had next to no hope at all for being legally recognized.

One way to avoid 'gray divorce'? Don't get married at all

Much has been made in the last several years about the phenomenon of "gray divorce." It is true that the divorce rate among people age 50 and older has noticeably increased. Many of these divorces stem from a second or third marriage after an initial one has ended in divorce. With so many divorces, it might seem that not getting married in the first place might help to eliminate many of these divorces.

Ballplayer's decision casts spotlight on role, rights of dads

For many years, fathers have had difficulty asserting their rights when it comes to child custody issues. The very idea of fathers' rights strikes some as odd; after all, by their logic, dads should devote their primary attention to their careers and leave raising the children to their mother. More and more people are realizing that this notion is an antiquated one. However, there are still pockets of society where men are criticized for devoting their attention to their families at the expense of their jobs.

Star basketball player, wife can't come to terms on divorce deal

When a substantial amount of money is at stake, a divorce case can easily get contentious in a hurry. The process of property division is always a tricky one, but when one or both members of a divorcing New York couple have a sizeable income, then things can get heated.

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