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December 2010 Archives

Soldiers Put More on the Line as Military Divorce Rate Rises

We hear so often that soldiers put their lives on the line to protect the interests of the citizens of the United States, but what really is the definition of "putting their lives on the line?" Are we talking just their physical wellbeing or are we talking about something much, much more. If you ask a military spouse, they might say that their family life is the one that hurts the most. The military divorce rate has steadily increased since 2001 and has risen higher than the civilian divorce rate.

GA Judge Grants Controversial Couple More Visitation Rights, Denies Custody

Two Georgia parents were excited to gain additional visitation time with their young child as an early Christmas present, but they say that visitation is not enough. The couple has been involved in a controversial child custody battle over their 4-year-old boy but was made famous for their even more controversial relationship.

Balance Point Says They Can Help Finance an Equitable Divorce

In prior posts, we've mentioned new and innovative ways that entrepreneurs are creating to help fund a divorce. The idea for divorce insurance was modeled after the numerous other kinds of insurance offered to people. While divorce insurance would require prior planning, a former spouse has figured out a way to help those who may not have planned ahead.

First Holiday during a Georgia Divorce? Help Kids Focus on Celebration

Divorce can be stressful for children as their lives begin to dramatically change from what they were before their parents decided to separate. The holidays can be an exceptionally difficult time because they are often focused around family traditions and rituals. When one parent is suddenly missing from the festivities, it can be an emotional time for children of divorce.

Adopted Guatemalan Boy's Future could be Decided by Christmas: Post 2

This is the continuation of the post, Adoption of Guatemalan Boy's Future could be Decided by Christmas. The series discusses a specifically heartbreaking child custody story of a little adopted boy. What makes situations like these especially difficult is that the child is usually adopted by very loving parents.

Adopted Guatemalan Boy's Future could be Decided by Christmas

In a prior post titled Adoption of Guatemalan Child of an Imprisoned Illegal Immigrant Contested, we published the news of a young Guatemalan mother whose parental rights to her young boy were terminated while she was incarcerated for using false papers to obtain a job in the United States. The Guatemalan ambassador to the United States came to advocate for the mother at a hearing where both parties in the child custody case presented their arguments to the Missouri Supreme Court.

Georgia Father Begs for Pressure on India to Join Hague Convention

A Georgia father feels anguish and frustration over the refusal by India to sign the Hauge Convention, a treaty that facilitates the return of children wrongfully removed from their country of residence. The father's 3-year-old daughter was taken back to India by his ex-wife during a child custody battle. He obtained a United States court order that granted him custody, but when it came time to enforce it, his children were in India, a country that does not recognize international parental abduction as a crime.

Couples With High School Diploma More Likely to Have Children Before Marriage

In the 1970s, the percentage of women with a high school diploma who had children outside of marriage was 13 percent. That number has more than tripled and it now rests at 44 percent. Although a lot of focus in the news is on teen mothers, a study conducted and published by the National Marriage Project says that much of the rise in the number of unwed mothers is due to partners deciding to wait to get married or forgo it completely. Many of the couples are in their 20s and 30s, in stable, adult relationships.

The Cloud over Dodger Ownership Begins to Clear as McCourt Divorce Nears End

Frankie McCourt was awarded over $200,000 per month in alimony, not including the $400,000 per month she receives from her former husband for monthly mortgage payments, but the former Mrs. McCourt claims that she deserves more. The recent divorcee claims that 50 percent of the Los Angeles Dodgers belongs to her, and she, and the rest of the anxiously awaiting baseball community, will receive a final decision by January 18, 2011.

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