Archive for October, 2011
Protecting one’s assets is always important in a divorce but it especially crucial for those in contentious relationships.
Jeffrey A. Landers, writing for the Huffington Post, says that those in such relationships should take a few steps to protect themselves during a divorce.
Courts around the country have been shuttering their doors and cutting back on the essential services, leaving millions of Americans sitting around and waiting for their claims to be processed or their cases to be heard.
This disturbing trend has affected virtually every state, including Alabama, where staff cuts at a county courthouse have caused staggering delays. According to the Anniston Star, the Calhoun County District Court used to take only a week or two to process civil cases. However, now Seventh Judicial Circuit Clerk Ted Hooks said that it is taking months in some cases for these same types of cases to be processed due to significant staff cuts. (more…)
Halloween isn’t just an opportunity for people to spend quality time with their children, it is also a time for single parents to find romance.
According to professional dating coach Rachel Greenwald, writing for the Huffington Post, Halloween can be a great time to find a new squeeze for divorcees if they follow a few pieces of advice.
An attorney whose license was suspended for charging excessive fees has been reinstated to practice law.
In 2008, the Appellate Division, Third Department suspended Louis Rosenthal’s legal license for charging more than $2 million in excessive attorney’s fees over the course of a half decade, according to Reuters. The same court recently reinstated Rosenthal’s license determined that he “possesses the character and general fitness to resume the practice of law.”
A recent Finnish study found that teens whose parents split may have trouble with intimate relationships as young adults.
Researchers with Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare and the University of Helsinki conducted a follow up study with 1,471 individuals 16 years after their parents were divorced.
Budget cuts on the state level have caused a number of serious problems for the nation’s court system.
According to the American Bar Association, most states have cut their funding to court systmes by 10 to 15 percent over the past three years. In addition, 14 states have cut staffing at courts and 26 delayed filling open judge positions, reports The Associated Press. (more…)
An important court program in Colorado will come to an end because of a lack of funding.
The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program at the 13th Judicial District in northeastern Colorado will close in early November because there is not enough financial stability for its continuation, according to the Fort Morgan Times. (more…)
Dating after a divorce is hard for anyone but it can be especially trying for older folks who potentially haven’t been on the single market for decades.
While people can still find a date by going to bars or social events, much of the match-making culture has shifted online. And while the popular caricature of older people is that they are poor with technology, a recent article from the New York Times reports that people over the age of 55 are visiting online dating sites more frequently than any other age group. (more…)
Support from friends and family are crucial to help one get through a divorce, but people should be sure to not try the patience of these valued relations.
Linda Lipshutz, writing for the Huffington Post, says that often times family and friends are eager to help people cope with the trauma of divorce, but at the same time they can become annoyed if they are being bothered too much. (more…)
Ending a marriage is always a difficult proposition but there are certain junctures when getting a divorce is most advantageous.
According to Business Insider, it is better to divorce when the real estate market is doing well as the house can be easily sold for a high price and individuals don’t have to worry about falling behind with mortgage payments. (more…)