Archive for November, 2011
The Director of Public Prosecutions for the Australian Canberra Court has told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC News) that he feels lawyers are benefiting from the ongoing backlog that is currently present in the system.
These same problems can be seen in American courts, as many couples are now trying divorce mediation as a more efficient alternative than a trial. (more…)
Frankie Valli's ex is demanding that the veteran singer pay her legal fees due to their long-running divorce battle, according to Contact Music.
The former frontman for the Four Seasons had originally filed to end his 20-year marriage in 2004, but the couple has failed to reach a settlement and are continuing to battle it out through the courts, the news source reported.
Although many couples who find their relationship is in trouble try to make it through the holidays, this period can often lead to the realization that a split is necessary.
Sign On San Diego reported that a divorce expert in the area has found that many couples prolong their split until after the holidays, but are often in a rush to end their marriage following this period. (more…)
A divorce can have a profound impact on a child, as going to court to view the proceedings may leave emotional scars that last past their teen years.
Couples may want to seek the help of divorce mediators so that they can resolve their dispute and end the marriage in a quick and efficient manner, rather than dragging their children into a lengthy court battle.
More than six years after a county court program began in Johnson County, Indiana, the number of divorce and custody cases that were resolved without the ruling of a local judge has increased year-to-year, according to the Johnson Daily Journal.
This expedited process has been successful for divorces even when the former couple didn’t agree on how to divide the property, assets and care of the children, the news source reported. (more…)
The down economy has had a significant impact on many sectors of business in the U.S., and divorce is not exempt from this trend.
According to The Lynchburg News & Advance, the rate of divorce dropped more than seven percent last year. Many experts believe that this has nothing to do with marriage patterns, as the high divorce costs have been a deterrent to some couples. (more…)
Thanksgiving has passed and many families have loosened their belts in preparation for the next holiday. However, divorcees may still be reeling from a negative encounter during this holiday and may want to prevent a similar episode during the December celebrations.
Rest is important for reducing stress during the holidays. Although thinking about a divorce may keep individuals up at night, it is important to focus on something positive before going to bed, according to an article in Health News Digest. (more…)
The idea of a divorce can lead some individuals to cringe, as the process of splitting with a former partner is something that can lead to significant amounts of stress.
Micki McWade, writing for the Huffington Post, noted that strategies for limiting this stress can differ, depending on who initiated the split.
The more than 7,500 cases that are currently pending and an average waiting time of more than 529 days have led Colorado immigration attorneys to applaud the selection of the Denver court system as a national pilot to speed up the system, The Denver Post reported.
These high backlogs in many courts across the country – due to the declining resources of many state governments – have led many individuals to seek alternative solutions to domestic problems. Divorce mediators can help couples avoid these clogged court systems and thus expedite the process of splitting, helping each party move forward in life. (more…)
New York State’s Family Courts were ordered to be open to the public following a round of fanfare from the legal officials within the state in 1997, but the courts have still remained closed to outsiders, The New York Times reported.
According to the law, the public should be allowed to witness the cases that take place in the family court, but recent visits to sites throughout Manhattan have revealed that officials and security officers have disregarded the open-courts rule, reports the newspaper. (more…)