Tag Archives: family law

Number of Americans Who Say Divorce is Morally Acceptable Hits Record High

A new Gallup poll indicates the number of American adults who consider divorce to be “morally acceptable” is at its highest level in history. Today, 73 percent of adults in the United States have no moral objection to divorce, which breaks the previous high by one percentage point. That number has also risen 14 percentage… Read More »

Some Careers Have Significantly Higher Divorce Rates than Others

A new analysis of U.S. census data performed by a career website called Zippia revealed workers in certain fields are much more likely to get divorced by age 30. The highest divorce rate was among first-line enlisted military supervisors, at approximately 30 percent. People in that field must coordinate the activities of enlisted service members…. Read More »

Tips to Help You Have a Stress-Free Summer Vacation as a Divorced Parent

Summer is the time of the year when many families take vacation. But as a divorced parent, this might be a source of stress, especially if you have shared custody or visitation arrangements you need to plan around. The following are a few tips to help you have a stress-free summer vacation as a divorced… Read More »

Navigating the Common Summertime Co-parenting Issues

Over the summer months, it’s common for your children’s routines to change significantly. If you and the children’s other parent are divorced, it can add some extra challenges to your custody and visitation arrangement. With this in mind, below are a few of the most common co-parenting issues that arise of the summer — and… Read More »

August is One of the Busiest Months of the Year for Divorces

Researchers from the University of Washington recently determined that March and August are the two busiest months of the year when it comes to filing for divorce. Julie Brines and Brian Serafini analyzed divorce filings from counties throughout the state of Washington from 2001 to 2015. Their initial intent was to determine the role the… Read More »

Tips for Summer Visitation for Divorced Parents

During the summer months, your children likely do not have nearly as much routine in their schedules as they do between the months of September and May. As such, you might find it necessary to adjust your custody and visitation schedules so that you can accommodate your children’s needs and your own work schedule. Below… Read More »

Backlog of Divorces Can Make It Harder to Get Divorced in New York

For the last several years, the state of New York has had a significant backlog of divorce cases clogging up its courts, making the process longer and more difficult for couples statewide. According to information from the New York Office of Court Administration, there were approximately 4,500 contested divorces left pending in 2015 — up… Read More »

4 Reasons You Might Consider an Annulment Instead of a Divorce

All 50 states allow for no-fault divorces, but there are some circumstances in which you might prefer to get an annulment instead. While most marriages don’t qualify for an annulment, those that do might be better served by this process rather than divorce. The following are a few common reasons why people choose annulments: New… Read More »

New York Raises the Legal Age for Marriage to 17

The state of New York recently raised its legal age of marriage from 14 to 17, partly to crack down on a system that sometimes resulted in young girls becoming child brides against their will. Previously, New York was one of just three states that allowed 14-year-old individuals to marry without the permission of their… Read More »

Questions to Ask a Potential Divorce Lawyer

Who you choose to be your attorney can be one of the most important decisions in your divorce proceedings. Finding a lawyer who makes you feel comfortable and with whom you can speak freely is essential. It’s wise to meet with several attorneys before selecting one to represent you. When consulting your prospective lawyers, ask… Read More »