July 14, 2016
By Gerald J. Schorr A bill to shorten the waiting period to establish no-fault grounds for divorce for certain Pennsylvania litigants has passed the state House and been voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. If House Bill 380 comes up for a vote in the state Senate, lawmakers should vote no. Under the bill, parties who agree that a marriage is over ("irretrievably broken") may still establish grounds for no-fault divorce once 90 days have passed after service of a complaint in divorce.
July 7, 2016 |
Divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, as well as cohabitating unmarried couples, must "refrain from sexual intimacy" to receive Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has asserted in a new set of pastoral guidelines. Released Friday, the guidelines instruct clergy and other archdiocesan leaders on implementing Amoris Laetitia , a major document on family that Pope Francis issued in April. His six-page instruction, which appears on the archdiocesan website, may be the first of its kind issued by the bishop of any American diocese in response to Amoris Laetitia , Latin for "the joy of love.
July 1, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My brother, "Chris," is going through a divorce and lost his business. He is now lashing out at our mom and me when she spends time with me. When I tried to express my sympathy, Chris attacked me via direct message, saying I have a "charmed life and don't care about anyone - including him and our cash-strapped parents. " It started when Dad gave me a car he wasn't using before we learned about my brother's misfortune. When I tried to return it, Dad refused. Because I stopped responding to him on the internet, Chris is now complaining to Mom about my "selfishness.
July 1, 2016 |
Miss Teen USA grows up Miss Teen USA has eliminated a key part of the pageant: the swimsuit competition. Has the event fallen victim to feminist philosophy? USA Today says the teens will instead compete in an athletic wear competition, whatever that is. The current Miss Teen USA, Katherine Haik , applauds the decision: "I have been an athlete my entire life. . . . I spend a lot of time in athletic wear. " Yes, me, too! When celebs divorce! Seems the third time wasn't the charm for Dennis Quaid . His third wife, Kimberly Buffington , filed for divorce Monday, a week shy of their 12th anniversary.
June 30, 2016 |
Center City's Blank Rome said Tuesday that four lawyers and additional staff from the Los Angeles family-law firm of Phillips Lerner will join the firm effective Friday, adding to its matrimonial and family-law group. The lawyers are Stacy Phillips, Marc Lerner, Kevin Martin, and Pauline Martin. The group provides legal advice in matters such as divorce, custody, paternity, domestic partnerships, and dealing with domestic violence. In addition to her legal practice, Phillips is the author of Divorce: It's All About Control – How to Win the Emotional, Psychological and Legal Wars . firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-5957 @cmondics
June 23, 2016 |
Employers cannot discriminate or terminate workers for going through a divorce or separation, the New Jersey Supreme Court said in a ruling Tuesday. The decision stemmed from a case in which an employee of the Millville Rescue Squad in Cumberland County said he was fired in 2006 after telling a supervisor he was divorcing his wife - who also worked there - and having an affair with another coworker. Mario A. Iavicoli, who represented the former employee, Robert Smith, said Tuesday that the ruling was critical for the broader workforce in New Jersey.
June 9, 2016 |
Philly's own Amber Rose and ex Wiz Khalifa can officially move on - the couple has reached a divorce settlement. And where did they celebrate? A strip club. Make it rain away the pain. TMZ.com reported that in the settlement, Amber gets $1 million thanks to the couple's prenup (of which Wiz still owes her $644,000). She also gets $14,800 a month in child support for their 3-year-old son, Sebastian "Bash" Taylor Thomaz . That's enough money for Tattle to call Amber "mommy.
April 23, 2016 |
Question: My siblings and parents all live very close to one another in my home state. They see one another frequently and are very involved in one another's lives. My brother recently learned that his wife has been cheating on him, not for the first (or even second) time. When this happened before, he tried to stick with it and work it out for their children, but this time they have agreed divorce is the next step. They may maintain the facade until the end of the school year.
April 22, 2016 |
G WEN STEFANI and Gavin Rossdale have reached a divorce settlement, ending their 13-year marriage. According to TMZ.com and E! News, neither will pay the other any financial support. They will share custody of their three sons. Each will retain ownership of their own music and Stefani will control her fashion lines. Stefani also will oversee the Trusts for Kingston and Zuma Rossdale . When they clean out their multicar garage, Stefani will keep the Land Rover, Honda, Lexus, Yukon Denali and 2013 Range Rover while Rossdale will keep the 2003 Range Rover.
April 15, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I'm 17 and have been in a relationship since I was 13 with the same person on and off. I have been with him since my parents divorced, so you might say he has been my crutch for a long time. He makes it clear that, without him, I am an emotional mess. I spend every day isolated from friends and family, while he spends his time with his friends. (I'm not allowed to be with them.) If I'm out with a friend, it is a huge issue. I love him, and I don't want to break up, but it feels like I'm alone even when I'm with him. I'm sick of letting a man make me feel like he's my reason for being alive.