Since kindergarten, I have always wanted to be a veterinarian. The reason is I have a love for animals. Presently, we have a dog, a cat, 2 hamsters and a hedgehog. Last year we lost a hamster, which was very heartbreaking; this is one of the reasons I want to give back to the community … Continue reading Bailey S.
When Divorce is on the Horizon
We sometimes see a surge in the number of divorces after the holidays. This can apply not only to the Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Year’s period, but also the summer holiday season. Whatever time it may be, there are certain do’s and don’ts that apply when it becomes clear that your marriage is heading for divorce. Here are … Continue reading When Divorce is on the Horizon
Celebrity Divorces in the News
We’re not sure if it’s the time of year or some other factors, but it seems as if there have been an inordinate number of break-ups in the news as we approach the end of 2015. The stories run the gamut from newly reported split-ups, to final divorce decrees, to alimony, settlement issues, and more. … Continue reading Celebrity Divorces in the News
The Best and Worst States for Getting a Divorce
Where would you go to obtain a divorce easily, and with the least compilations? A recent compilation has been put together to rank the states from easiest to hardest when it comes to getting a divorce. The ranking does not consider issues such as child support, property settlement and alimony, or the effect of fault … Continue reading The Best and Worst States for Getting a Divorce
Taking the right financial steps when divorce is on the horizon
It is not uncommon for people to anticipate and fear a downturn in the economy. When this happens, many take appropriate measures to protect themselves financially. But consider that the average bear market last only a little over a year, and leads to an average investment loss of about 30%. A divorce, on the other … Continue reading Taking the right financial steps when divorce is on the horizon
Study Says Having Children Before Marriage Doesn’t Increase the Odds of a Divorce
For many years, it was assumed by most people that unwed parents who later married were more likely to end up divorced, compared with those who tied the knot before having children. Whether or not that ever was the case, it no longer applies, according to a new study to be published this week in … Continue reading Study Says Having Children Before Marriage Doesn’t Increase the Odds of a Divorce
Same-Sex Marriage Questions Linger Despite Supreme Court Ruling in Windsor
Many folks assume that the question of the constitutionality of a state ban on same-sex marriages was settled when the United States Supreme Court decided the Windsor case last year. But a decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals last month cast some doubt on the issue. In a 2-1 ruling, the court (the … Continue reading Same-Sex Marriage Questions Linger Despite Supreme Court Ruling in Windsor
Planning the holidays with your children while going through a divorce
If you are in the midst of a divorce, the holidays can be an extremely difficult time – especially when there are children involved. Often there are unresolved issues concerning legal decision making (custody) and parenting time (visitation). These are often the areas that lead to the most disagreement when a marriage breaks up. With … Continue reading Planning the holidays with your children while going through a divorce
Arizona Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down
In a major, but not surprising, victory for those in favor of permitting same-sex marriage, a federal judge has struck down both an Arizona statute and a 2008 state constitutional amendment, which purported to prohibit them. The ruling comes on the heels of a decision earlier this month by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals … Continue reading Arizona Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down
The NFL’s New Domestic Violence Policy – Has Anything Really Changed?
In the wake of the mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case, the National Football League has ostensibly formulated a “new policy” regarding how it will respond to domestic violence among the players (and others) in the league. For those of you who may have missed it, the issue arose in February, when a … Continue reading The NFL’s New Domestic Violence Policy – Has Anything Really Changed?