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Technology influencing divorce cases


When new technology makes its way into popular public usage, it can sometimes have unexpected consequences. For example, while new popular technology is being invented to help individuals keep in touch with their social contacts, the extension of social life into the digital world has had some interesting unintended consequences for relationships and divorces.

New study links divorce and commute time


When a couple faced a strained relationship, many factors may contribute to their unhappiness. For example, while financial or parenting disagreements are often two of the most common divorce issues, research regularly shows there may be more at play than common disagreements. In fact, a new study from the Umea University in Sweden shows a link between divorce and a rather unexpected part of many people's daily lives: time spent commuting.

New study shows link between siblings and divorce


As research into marriages continues, experts in the field of divorce seem to continuously find circumstances which can either improve or decrease an individual's chance of having a divorce in their future. Factors such as how often a couple fights and their socioeconomic background have often been found to be related to divorce rates, but a new study has found a new connection: the number of siblings an individual has.

The positive examples of celebrity child custody


Oftentimes when Massachusetts media outlets decide to discuss a divorce proceeding amongst celebrities, they are not the most flattering. While celebrity divorces can show prime examples of the types of issues many individuals could face during their own divorce, such as conflicts over child custody and alimony amounts, there are rarely stories which focus on the positive or well-handled side of their situations. However, that is not for a lack of examples.

Knowledge of divorce processes can help in property division


When it comes to settling a divorce, there are few issues which couples dread more than needing to determine how to split their assets. In amicable divorces the emotions can still run high, and contentious divorces can result in lengthy and potential expensive separations. However, going into a divorce proceeding with the help of experts and armed with some knowledge about divorce proceedings may be able to help issues get resolved sooner.

Step-parents can face additional difficulties in divorces


When discussing the reasons for a divorce, there are some common trends. Arguments about money, romance, and parenting typically show up on any list about common factors leading to divorce. In fact, problems over parenting in particular often come up as one of the most significant relationship issues for one group of people: step-parents.

People must plan for financial changes following divorce


Considering how serious a decision it is to get divorced, it's understandable that many people will hesitate before making their decision. Oftentimes, there are conflicting emotions, uncertainly or a desire to try to fix marital problems. In other situations, the hesitation is more about practical considerations such as how the divorce will change the person life, whether they will receive adequate alimony or how it will affect their children.

The importance of a prenuptial agreement for a same-sex couple


In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling effectively striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, many media outlets have turned their attention to the issue of same-sex divorce. While the ruling opens up many legal rights and benefits to same-sex couples, it's important to take note of the issues that they will face in the event of a divorce. One of these issues is the cost of same-sex divorces.

Murdoch divorce case may become contentious


When a divorce becomes contentious, it can sometimes mean being involved in a lengthy trial divorce. Depending on how quickly the issues can be resolved, a divorce by trial can be done without extravagant costs. However, if major issues cannot be resolved quickly, contentious trial divorces can oftentimes become expensive, potentially more-so when considering the potential loses an individual might face from an unwanted decision.

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