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Outrage Over A Missed Lunch Date

A Michigan Judge recently sentenced three adolescents to a juvenile detention facility after they refused to visit with their estranged father and claimed he was violent toward their mother. This decision has many people across the country wondering, “What happened to the best interest standard”? The children- ages 9, 10, and 15 respectively, have been…

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The #1 Reason Men and Women Over 50 Cheat

The act of cheating is nearly as old as the institution of marriage. The sad reality is that both men and women cheat on their significant others for a variety of reasons. One new trend that experts are looking toward is the increase in infidelity in married couples over the age of 50. A recent…

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Silver Linings to Getting Divorced

Getting divorced does not always have to be a negative experience.  In many ways getting divorced can make you a better person; you just have to remain open minded.  In her Huffington Post article, “10 Unexpected Silver Linings of Divorce”, Carolyn Martin explores the upsides of divorce. Martin describes herself now, post-divorce, as more self-confident…

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With Same- Sex Marriage Comes Same- Sex Divorce

While most Americans are still celebrating last week’s landmark Supreme Court decision which legalized gay marriage in all 50 states, others are already beginning to question what this means for potential same- sex divorce. The Huffington Post recently featured a piece that detailed the journey of two women that were legally married in Massachusetts in…

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Love is Love

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family.  In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”  Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision; “No longer may this liberty be denied.” Whereas New…

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Divorce: Morally Necessary?

This week, Pope Francis shocked many when he addressed the issue of divorce and declared that marriage dissolution is sometimes inevitable and even morally necessary when the safety of women and children are at stake. This stance is quite progressive for the Catholic Church, which does not recognize civil divorce, but rather, only Church- sanctioned…

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Recent Appellate Decisions Favor Children’s Well-Being in Custody & Visitation Proceedings

The Second Department recently ruled on pressing custody and visitation issues. Whether your concerns about parenting access time, custody, or visitation are entangled in your divorce or are separate from a matrimonial action, parties litigating these issues are likely to be concerned and anxious about the best interests of their children. Fortunately, the Appellate Division…

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The Best Way to Ask Your Spouse for a Divorce

That’s it – you can’t do it anymore.  You’re done.  You have tried your hardest for years, but you just can’t seem to make it work.  You want out of your marriage, but do not know how to bring up the topic of divorce to your spouse without devastating them or triggering a war.  The…

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Who’s Your Daddy

As Father’s Day approaches, men across America are looking at little ones and wondering, “Is he or she mine?”  In her New York Post article, “Dear Spouses, Stop Cheating on Each Other – For the Kids”, Andrea Peyser exposes the horrors of being unsure who your child’s father is as a result of having affairs…

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