Archive for December, 2011
The number of older married people in the U.S. who have divorced is a number that is increasing much fast than the rate for other age groups.
Although some of these individuals have ended their marriage after a short time, most of these older Americans split with their long-time partners.
A divorce is never easy on kids, but an unsuccessful marriage may actually create more stress than ending the union.
Children may struggle with the idea of their parents not being together, but it may be better than having them stay married when no love is present between the two individuals. According to an editorial in the Kansas City Star, kids tend to pick up on more than adults give them credit for.
A divorce may come as a shock to many people, as one spouse may feel much better about the state of their relationship than the other. This notion makes a divorce more painful for one party, especially if the traditional method for obtaining a split is used.
According to the Livingston Daily Press & Argus, the old race to the courthouse for couples who are getting divorced may soon become something of the past, due to high divorce costs and a feeling by many that avoiding the courtroom is the best option.
Getting a divorce is hard enough for many people, so the intrusion of social media into the equation often presents a separate problem.
According to an article in the Huffington Post, the pressure that a social media site often puts on a couple can be exacerbated by a break up. Along with everyone seeing that the relationship has come to an end, the next steps that are taken by both parties are now made public.
The relationship between two divorced parents can have a profound effect on a child, as kids do not want to see fighting or hear negative things about their mom and dad from either party.
A child custody mediation can help parents solve their dispute without using the court system, which may help to limit the contentious nature of the proceedings. Since a mediation takes less time than appearing in front of a judge, the former couple may hold less animosity toward each other after a decision is made.
New Year's Eve offers everyone a time to celebrate the memories of the past year, and for some, a chance to leave old ways behind in the pursuit of a new and exciting life.
According to an article in the Huffington Post, a divorce can be an opportunity for a person to start a new life. It is likely that the individual who entered into the marriage is going to differ greatly from the one who got divorced.
A group of Seneca County, Ohio taxpayers were fighting the demolition of a 1884 courthouse, but these citizens have said they will not take the matter to trial, according to the Toledo Blade.
The news source reported that the protesters were trying to save the courthouse, as part of a fight to provide adequate court facilities for the administration of justice within the county. However, they gave up after deciding that pursuing litigation would only hurt the local government more.
The merger of town and village courts in Malone, New York, has led to criticism from local residents, as a backlog has grown and an audit was conducted to study the effect of the closure, according to the Plattsburgh Press-Republican.
The news source reported that the judges and staff who were criticized in the findings of the audit said that they were unprepared for the transition, and noted that this type of adjustment usually takes 18 months before staff is able to work out the kinks.
It can be hard for a divorced couple to split the time spent with their children in half during the holidays, especially if a split has just occurred. Although the initial festive period may not be the best time to experiment with adjusted schedules, former partners should use this time to learn what is the best way to appease both parties.
According to an article in The New York Times, many parents often make an overarching decision before the first holiday season after a divorce. Although this may work for a couple of years, one individual will not be allowed to spend this family-oriented time with their children.
When a marriage ends, the spouse and his/her parents become exes, regardless of the feelings between the former in-laws and the individual who divorces their child. However, if children are involved, the relationship between the two parties may not end there.
According to an article in the Huffington Post, even if the parents of an ex felt one way towards their son- or daughter-in-law while the marriage was healthy, the feeling is likely to change once a split occurs. This change is often exacerbated by a contentious divorce, as they see the pain that their child is enduring.