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Is Divorce Infectious?

A new study seems to imply that divorce may be infectious. Researchers in North America have apparently undertaken a study of more than 12,000 individuals, and have concluded that if an immediate friend or relation divorces, you are 75% more likely to get divorced yourself. This effect is apparently known as “divorce clustering”. Further, if it is a friend of your friend that divorces, the effect reduces to 33% before almost disappearing completely at three degrees of separation or more.

Trial by Experts in Care Proceedings

One of the most serious steps that the State can take is take away a parent’s child. A child can only be removed from their parents, except in the very short term, by Court order. Experts such as psychologists and psychiatrists are often used in Court proceedings to evaluate and assess parents.

Straight Forward Divorce and Consent Orders

Does dividing up assets through battling it out in court (along with all the legal fees that go with this) have to be such a headache?! Dividing up assents during divorce does not have to cost and arm and a leg. There is some good news in the form of a…

Divorce and Pensions

During a divorce, the Family Matrimonial Home is often considered the largest asset to be divided. But what about a pension scheme? A pension scheme may well prove to be a person’s most significant asset. But even if not, the law provides that the partner who is financially worse-off (usually the woman) is in fact entitled to a claim in their ex-spouse’s pension rights. This fact alone makes it worthy of far more careful consideration…

The Real Work of a Divorce Lawyer

For 2 out of every 3 marriages divorce is splitting apart families. Through the counsel of a divorce lawyer couples that are breaking up can find an agreeable settlement that satisfies everyone involved in a divorce case.

Divorce Rights For Men

What are divorce rights for men? They are the same as they are for women. Men have the right to exactly the same things that women have the right to.

Divorce For Men Only

Divorce for men should include the right lawyers and laws that you need to be aware of. Men are entitled to the same things as women in the divorce, but they usually have to work harder to get it.

Has NY Divorce Gotten Easier With the New No-Fault Divorce Law?

Until October 12, 2010, New York’s divorce law was archaic in that it required that you prove that your spouse was at fault before the court would allow you to get divorced. Being the only state in the nation to not have no-fault divorce, NY’s recent change in the law permitting people to get divorced if their marriage was “irretrievably” broken for six months was a liberating change for New York resident’s who wanted to get divorced. New York’s fault based divorce law used to encourage people to lie to the court just so they could get divorced. Additionally, the old system encouraged a lot of mud slinging as part of the divorce process which was painful and embarrassing for couples wishing to get divorced. Now, if your marriage hasn’t been working out for six months you can get divorced.

What Does a Family Law Judge Consider When It Comes to Spousal Support?

Spousal support, also known as alimony, is not a required part of divorce proceedings in California. In fact, there are several considerations that go into determining whether one spouse deserves spousal support and if so, how much and for what duration. Generally, the parties’ ability to provide for themselves following the divorce is considered, but other factors also come into play when making a determination regarding alimony payments.

Things to Consider When Hiring a Family Law Lawyer

A family law lawyer specializes in matters relating to issues that surround the family. These can include marriage, divorce, child support, spousal alimony, guardianship, adoption, domestic violence and child abuse.

The Many Benefits of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

People undergoing a divorce sometimes think it’s possible to go through a divorce without the help of any divorce lawyer. The main reason they do this is to save the legal fees the divorce lawyer charges.

Child Custody and Its Implications After a Divorce

The most difficult part of a divorce for couples with children is the child custody part. Most couples tend to fight over who wins child custody but in the process, end up losing their child because of the scars their fight leaves on the child. This is why it is important that couples going in for a divorce first know and understand the term child custody much better.

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