The Changing Face of Prenuptial Contracts

There is enough historical and cultural evidence indicating that prenuptial contracts have been used for thousands of years, and that they date back to the ancient Egyptians.  However, modern prenuptial agreements are not used only to divide assets in the event of a divorce, but also to outline several lifestyle expectations. A prenuptial agreement is […]

Most Interesting Divorce Findings of 2012

There was a lot of interesting research conducted into divorce over the past year, delving into the causes of divorce, risk factors for divorce, cohabitation and a number of issues that family law experts find interesting. Huffington Post compiled a list of some of the most intriguing divorce-related studies that were conducted last year.  One […]

Belcher Had Doubts about Child’s Paternity before Murder-Suicide

The mother of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who shot and killed his girlfriend before killing himself, has confirmed that the athlete had doubts about the paternity of this child.  Investigators are probing this fact to determine whether such concerns were at the root of the horrible tragedy. On December 1, 2012, the football […]

Dealing with Divorce during the Holidays

For divorced parents, the holidays can especially fraught with minefields.  If this is your first holiday season after a divorce, then you can expect the stress to be magnified. Experts recommend that parents not overburden themselves with unrealistic expectations, and avoid setting goals that are too-high for the holiday season.  For instance, if you ex-spouse […]

Study Finds Marriage More Beneficial for Pregnant Women than Cohabitation

A new study points to the benefits of being in a marital relationship as opposed to being in a cohabiting relationship, for pregnant women.  The study cites several psychosocial benefits from being married for a pregnant woman. The results of the study have been published in the American Journal of Public Health.  The researchers analyzed […]

Disabled Parents Face Discrimination in Child Custody, Family Law Matters

Decades after the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, there is one section of the disabled population that continues to face blatant prejudice.  Disabled parents often find that they may lose child custody, because authorities don’t believe that they’re capable of caring for the child. The National Council on Disability recently released a report […]

General Petraeus Scandal Spotlights Military Divorce

Life after combat duty for a service member can be traumatic.  Not surprisingly, the divorce rate among military personnel is much higher than the rate in the civilian population.  Those statistics were spotlighted recently after the General Petraeus scandal involving an alleged extra marital affair with his biographer, came out in the open. Military divorce […]

Study Finds Increasingly Diverse Parenting Arrangements

In many typical parenting arrangements, the mother retains child custody, while the father gets visitation rights on weekends.  However, a new study finds that the pattern could be shifting. Australian researchers found that a number of diverse parenting arrangements are now in operation.  The researchers analyzed parental custody sharing arrangements based on a sample of […]

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