Category Archives: Divorce

Did Porn Cause Your Divorce?

Does viewing porn affect attitudes toward extramarital affairs?  A recent study says yes. Using the General Social Survey (GSS), an ongoing survey that measures societal attitudes, researchers looked at data provided by more than 500 married adults during the years 2006 and 2008. The study explored how viewing pornography might affect future attitudes toward extramarital… Read More »

Walk Like a Man: Frankie Valli Wins in Divorce Proceedings

A recent legal win by Frankie Valli reveals the need to fight long and hard for financial fairness during divorce. In 2003, legendary singer and frontman of the vocal group the Four Seasons, Frankie Valli purchased a $3.75 million insurance policy naming his wife of 27 years, Randy Valli, as owner and beneficiary of the… Read More »

New Study Delves into Divorce Statistics

As Baby Boomers continue to divorce at record rates, a new study indicates the marriage rate for younger married couples is also unstable. In 2013, researchers from Bowling Green State University published a paper revealing the divorce rate for older Americans is skyrocketing. In May of this year, a different study fine tunes figures by… Read More »

Divorce and the Special Needs Child

During divorce, a couple with a child with special needs requires experienced legal help. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 68 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is often attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Still other children suffer from birth defects or other… Read More »

Divorce: A Change of Heart

Of all the causes of divorce, a change of heart is the most common. For one New York businessman, a change of heart means the end of a marriage and a career. New York hedge fund manager Adam Sender is well known in the art world for his dedication to collecting contemporary art. According to… Read More »

FATHERS STRAY LESS THAN MOTHERS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THEIR “DAY”

The largest spike in marital infidelity occurs the day immediately after Mother’s Day. This day is now being called “red light Monday” or “Mother’s Stray Day”. Monday, May 12th, 2014, the day immediately following Mothers Day this year, a shocking number of wives signed up with AshleyMadison.com; a dating website established for married individuals seeking… Read More »

Fathers’ Increasing Availability

Since the sub-prime mortgage crisis of 2008, subsequent economic hardship coupled with an increasing unemployment rate for men has resulted in more “out of work” or “available” fathers.  These fathers have morphed their lives into more accessible work schedules and/or working from home.  As a result of this, men are achieving custody in great numbers… Read More »

Four Tips to Help Your Own Divorce Case

After the conclusion of a divorce, many people think about what they could have done differently. In hindsight, it is easier to see how you might have helped your case.  If a divorce is in your future, consider these tips now to help yourself at the outset of your divorce:  Try to keep your emotions… Read More »

Celebrity Divorce: Trying to Uncouple Consciously

Recently, a celebrity couple famously announced their preferred method of divorce is conscious uncoupling. The media watches this divorce as it unfolds.  Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin announced their separation in a now well-known blog statement about conscious uncoupling. From their statement and the essay that follows it, the couple seems intent on… Read More »

Property Agreements: Make Sure You Mean It

As one New York man found out recently, it is important to stick to agreements made during divorce.  New York follows a rule of equitable distribution when weighing division of assets and property during a divorce. When couples come to agreements through negotiation or mediation, the court need not be involved. This case springs from… Read More »