Monthly Archives: August 2015

The “Frustrated Forties”

Divorce rates in couples age 40 and over have increased significantly in the past 25 years. Researchers claim one of the reasons for this is the fact that people are living longer and wanting more out of life. Instead of staying in an unhappy marriage, simply because of one’s age...

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Destination Divorces

Prior to no-fault divorce laws, couples could only sue for divorce if certain state-determined criteria had been met, including situations such as infidelity, abuse, incarceration, and abandonment. This forced many couples to examine other options. In the 1800’s, Indiana was the easiest place to get divorced. By the 1900’s, couples...

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Post-Divorce Roommates

You may have thought that life with roommates was something you left behind in your college years. But as more and more middle aged people get divorced and find themselves with a mortgage and bills to pay, they are considering becoming “roomies” again. Now, finding an adult roommate just got...

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Keep the Ring or Lose the Ring?

It’s a very personal question, and the answer varies from couple to couple. Some couples continue to wear their wedding bands until the day the divorce is final, while others take it off long before the lawyers are involved. Why continue to wear the ring? Some people see their divorce...

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Florida’s Domestic Violence Laws Changing

Earlier this year, leaders in Orange County pushed for change in Florida law. Specifically, they were looking at a few loopholes in Florida law that left domestic violence victims unprotected. The first, Senate Bill 342, is a no contact order. It was approved by the Florida senate, and will go...

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