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Man shocked to learn child support payments may last indefinitely

When people secure a divorce in another country, they may find themselves subject to unfamiliar laws, and involved in legal processes that bear little resemblance to what they have previously seen and heard here in the U.S.

Research shows the divorce rate is much higher than we thought

By far, one of the most well-known and oft-repeated maxims concerning marriage and divorce is that "50 percent of all marriages end in a split." While many people view this as gospel, recent studies have suggested that this is not necessarily the case, as the divorce rate has actually been steadily declining since reaching its peak in the 1980s.

'Lifestyle clauses' adding a new element to prenups, postnups

In a previous post, our blog discussed how the stigma surrounding prenuptial agreements has dissipated to a considerable degree over the years, such that more and more couples planning a walk down the aisle are now including the execution of this document among their most important wedding plans.

Alabama law would send divorcing parents back to school

When it comes to divorce and divorce-related issues, you would probably think that the laws in the majority of states were fairly concrete, meaning they have been in place for a significant amount of time and cover most any situation that is likely to arise. In other words, you wouldn't expect to see many state legislatures advancing many new divorce-related measures.

Experts advise caution when using divorce smartphone apps

While most people would probably rather not admit it, their smartphone plays a major role in their daily lives. From keeping track of appointments and providing instant web access to paying bills and offering an endless array of addictive games, these devices are never far out of an owner's immediate reach.

SD lawmakers looking to move forward with shared parenting bill

In a previous post, our blog discussed how a growing number of lawmakers, parents and family advocacy groups are calling on state legislatures to enact so-called shared-parenting laws that -- with the exception of cases of involving substance abuse or domestic violence -- would essentially mandate that children of divorce spend equal time with both parents.

Is a Kansas lawmaker proposing the end of no-fault divorce?

No-fault divorce has and will continue to be the legal mechanism of choice for thousands of people across the U.S., including right here in Minnesota. However, while there is a pretty good chance that you've heard this term before, there is also a pretty good chance that you might not be familiar with its specifics.

Study: As economic conditions improve, divorces start to rise

There is no disputing the impact that the recent recession had on millions of Americans both directly and indirectly. For instance, while some people lost their jobs or even their homes, others had to take a second job to cover necessities or lower their monthly expenses to make ends meet.

Are shared-parenting laws poised to become the new norm?

Learning to adjust to post-divorce life can prove to be especially difficult for those parents who were not awarded primary physical custody of their children. While they were once used to seeing their children on a daily basis, a predetermined visitation schedule may now be the new norm.

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