Whether or not you believe that divorce laws have made the process simpler or that it has become more socially acceptable, the fact is that divorce rates have increased in the past fifty years. As the divorce rates increase, so do the number of children who experience their parent's divorce.
Hurricane Katrina raged through Louisiana with gale force winds and flooding rains. Protective levees broke leaving thousands of homes destroyed and under water killing more than 1,800 people.
The Supreme Court has long held that the Constitution of the United States of America protects a parent's fundamental right to privacy; under this privacy right is the right to raise children. Fundamental rights are not exclusive and the visitation rights to a child may be restricted or terminated as long as due process is followed.
Eyebrows more than rose when a Georgia woman's husband was found deceased in their million dollar home amidst a bitter divorce. A jury cleared the air this past Friday when it returned with a determination that the woman acted in self-defense when she shot her husband six times in March of 2008.
If you drive a car, you probably have a car insurance policy. The same thing goes for homeowners. But most of us would not think about insurance for our marriage. The truth is that divorce is expensive. And the number of people who divorce each year is much higher than the number of people who lose their homes to disasters. But is getting divorce insurance a good idea?
Everyone enters a marriage with certain expectations. For some, the expectation may be that the wife will stay home when the couple has children. Others expect that both spouses will contribute equally to the housework. When these kinds of expectations are not met, the relationship can become strained.
Judge Robert Flournoy, a Cobb Superior Court judge, ruled Friday that a Marietta woman gets to keep her house indefinitely. Her home was sold at foreclosure on July 6, which was the same day Wells Fargo Bank faxed her a pledge that the foreclosure would be postponed until September.
The age old conversation on the relative merits of sons and daughters has been revived by Lisa Belkin, a writer for the Motherlode blog for The New York Times, and Anita E. Kelly, a Notre Dame psychology professor who writes on the Psychology Today website. The conversation is updated with new speculation on why parents of girls divorce more often than parents of boys.