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“Life Is Short: Have An Affair”

This week, news broke of the Ashley Madison hack. Ashley Madison, the leading website for those looking to engage in an extramarital affair, encourages members with the slogan “Life is short, have an affair”. As a result of this invasive breach, members and the public are questioning what Ashley Madison’s data means for the modern…

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Ways Men Say They Bounced Back From Divorce

When it comes to advice on moving-on post-divorce, men seem to get the short shrift.  The reality is that divorce is just as crushing for men as it is for women.  Rerouting your future when the relationship falls apart is hard regardless of whether you are a man or woman.  To help balance things out…

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Follow Up: Summer Camp > Juvie

Last week, our blog published a post about the California case that drew international attention and concern when a Judge sentenced three children to a Juvenile Detention Facility for an uncertain amount of time after the children refused to visit with their estranged father. The Judge accused the children’s mother of “brainwashing” them throughout the…

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Bitter Custody Dispute Over Frozen Embryos Ensues

Whenever couples divorce, issues pertaining to equitable division of assets are bound to arise along with matters such as child custody and support, when relevant. Typically, parties work through their attorneys to divide items fairly and at times, can even work cooperatively to solve these issues in an amicable and efficient manner. While personal belongings…

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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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