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Permission to Divorce

Margaret Klaw | Posted 06.25.2014 | Divorce
Margaret Klaw

A coalition has developed model legislation for divorce reform which would require that a couple complete a "divorce education curriculum," in addition to clearing other hurdles, before a divorce action can even be filed.

Divorce Confidential: A Cheating Heart and Its Role in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

While some couples are able to pick-up and move forward after infidelity. Other marriages however, are not able to withstand unfaithful behavior and unfortunately, divorce is the only option.

First Monday in October

Beverly Willett | Posted 11.30.2013 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

With or without the Supreme Court's blessing, Americans on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate -- even while they deliberate -- can begin the process of healing now by taking the same high road of tolerance parents demand of their children.

Iowa GOP Lawmakers Try To Curtail Divorce

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley and Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: 2:37 p.m. -- The Des Moines Register reports that the divorce bill will not advance in the legislature this year: It cleared a subcommitt...

The Big Lie About 'Failed' Marriages

Vicki Larson | Posted 12.01.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Most of us marry with the best of intentions. Sometimes that just doesn't work out. We shouldn't slap a #fail label on people who divorce. Let's have faith that they'll do things better the next time -- or maybe the time after that.

When Your Spouse Says These Words, Watch Out

Micki McWade | Posted 10.13.2012 | Divorce
Micki McWade

It's wise to be sure the divorce is necessary, but if there's no hope for the marriage, letting go as gently and as quickly as possible will save the sanity and the assets of both partners and their children.

Why Equal Custody Should Be The Legal Norm

Fred Silberberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

There is one presumption that seems to be missing from the body of legal presumptions in family law: the presumption that equal custody timesharing is appropriate for children involved in divorce and paternity custody disputes.

Why Doesn't A Spouse's Bad Behavior Matter To A Judge?

Lynn Toler | Posted 10.24.2011 | Divorce
Lynn Toler

You have heard the stories. You may have even lived it. A couple divorces and one side gets, not only injured, but insulted as well. No Fault Divor...

Why Stay-At-Home Dads May Get Screwed In A Split

Beverly Willett | Posted 09.25.2011 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

Last year there were approximately five million stay-at-home moms in the United States. (The number decreased slightly from 2008, statistically insig...

The Most Pioneering Divorce Reform Effort In 40 Years

Beverly Willett | Posted 04.18.2013 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

America has the highest rate of divorce in the Western world, and the consequences to our nation's families have been devastating.

Divorced + Children + Relocating? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Beverly Willett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

I'm tired of the "wintry mix." Here in New York snowfall in January broke a record. My heating bills set a record, too, and the winter's far from ov...

When The One Who Got Away Is The One You Left

Beverly Willett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

It's that time of year again. For regrets, resolving to do better next time, and making mends where amends need making. For many divorcees, the old ...

Pinky Swears are Worthless and Other Lessons Divorce Teaches Our Children Well

Beverly Willett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the Crosby, Stills Nash & Young hit song "Teach Your Children." It's also the 40th anniversary...

Say 'No' To No-Fault—Again

Beverly Willett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

I won't accept divorce, ever. Not because I'm still pining away for my ex, which I'm not. Not because I need more mental health counseling...

Divorce: Facing Realities With Hope, Not Fear

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
SaraKay Smullens

Yes, our mistakes and the process of righting them caused our children horrible pain, but our children are so much better off than they would have been had my ex-husband and I stayed married.

After the Daily Beast: Saying No to No-Fault

Beverly Willett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

Roughly 40-50% of married couples will one day be pulled into the vortex of no-fault divorce, if they haven't been already. For many, it will be unforeseen and against their will.

Moving New York State Forward With the No-Fault Divorce Bill

Doug Kepanis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Doug Kepanis

With the No-Fault legislation passed into New York State law, spouses can now terminate their marriage after six months by stating under oath that the marriage is "irretrievably" broken.