March 3, 2014 |
The Affordable Care Act is changing more than the way Americans buy health insurance. It's making it simpler for unhappily married couples to uncouple. Word is starting to spread among family law attorneys that in the post-ACA era, health insurance isn't the binder it once was for holding bad marriages together. With more options available on the market and preexisting conditions no longer an issue, people once reluctant to divorce for fear of losing health insurance coverage would do well to reconsider.
December 2, 2013 |
Money has an enormous effect on domestic relationships. Marriages are made and broken over money. Money troubles may scare people from divorce. And being single has its own issues. Half the fun of this investopedia.com post on "marriage-killing money issues" is seeing the related Web links, such as "The Tax Benefits of Having a Spouse," and "Kids or Cash: The Modern Marriage Dilemma. " Issues including the debts spouses bring to a marriage, and how each spouse approaches spending after marriage, can tear a relationship apart before it's had time to thrive.
October 11, 2013 |
The Jonas Brothers ? Who's that? Weren't they a synchronized swimming team? That ugly (yet, some critics would say, just ) fate - obscurity - awaits siblings Kevin , 25, Joe , 24, and Nick Jonas , 21, whose bubblegum boyband seems on the verge of imploding. The Jonases on Wednesday announced they are scrapping their entire tour, which was to have its grand(iose) opening Friday at Tower Theater in Upper Darby. "There is a deep rift within the band," their rep, Jesse Derris , tells People.
June 25, 2013
D EAR ABBY: I have been married for 19 years, and this is the third time I have caught my wife cheating. I didn't catch her "in the act" because she disguised it behind "vacations with her girlfriends. " What happened was I caught her sending some guy nude pictures of herself and lying about having stayed at a friend's house. (She had spent the night with a guy.) I have remained in this marriage because I wanted to raise all my kids before separating or divorcing. I am leaving eventually, but want to stay four more years to raise my last son. Is it immoral to lie and pretend like I want to work it out?
June 14, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from Wendi Deng Murdoch, his wife since 1999, citing a breakdown in the relationship. The matter doesn't alter the succession plan for the media company, which the 82-year-old founder controls through a family trust. Murdoch filed a one-page document Thursday indicating that he was opening a divorce case in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan. A News Corp. representatve confirmed the filing. A sealed document with the filing says, "the relationship between the husband and wife has broken down irretrievably," according to a person familiar with the matter.
June 10, 2013 |
Sharon Roth-Lichtenfeld and Pat Obst know too much about loss and what they call "forever change. " Roth-Lichtenfeld, a former art director who is now a life coach, lived through a friend's rape and murder, her mother's death when Roth-Lichtenfeld was 34, divorce, a child with special needs, and, last summer, a preventive double mastectomy. Nine women in her mother's family have had breast or ovarian cancer. Obst, a social worker and therapist, dealt with her parents' divorce when she was 17, her mother's death when she was 24, her own divorce, the death of her newborn child in 2002, and, in November, breast cancer.
June 8, 2013 |
MOSCOW - Russian media from all sides of the political spectrum have reacted with unusual compassion to the announcement of President Vladimir Putin's divorce. Putin, 60, and his 55-year-old wife, Lyudmila, announced the end of their marriage less than two months shy of their 30th anniversary in an interview Thursday with Russian television. His spokesman Dmitry Peskov could not say when they would formally divorce. Divorce is common in Russia. Nearly 700,000 Russian couples dissolved their marriages in 2009, according to UNICEF.
June 7, 2013 |
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir V. Putin and his wife, Lyudmila, said Thursday that they are divorcing after nearly 30 years of marriage, making the announcement on state television after attending a ballet performance at the Kremlin. "It was our joint decision," Putin said. Lyudmila Putin, a former Aeroflot flight attendant, was rarely seen in public during her husband's long tenure at the top of Russian politics and implied that she didn't like to travel with him on his frequent trips.
May 24, 2013 |
AN OFFBEAT child's-eye view of divorce enlivens a depressingly familiar scenario in "What Maisie Knew. " The title may ring a bell - it belongs to a Henry James short story on the same subject, updated here with a contemporary characters. Julianne Moore is an unraveling rock singer in a disintegrating marriage to a businessman (Steve Coogan) - the only bond they have remaining is their destructive contempt for each other. "Maisie" is often scaldingly bitter - Moore and Coogan allow their characters' destructive hatred to play out without much modulation - and it's a little scary.
May 15, 2013
LAST Friday's column by Christine Flowers raises huge issues, but in effect boils down to one question: Should a married couple stay married for the sake of the children? As a seasoned, veteran family/divorce attorney for many years (I am no longer in private practice), I have tried divorce cases, domestic-violence cases and custody cases, representing husbands and wives equally. And, for the sake of full disclosure, I have been through a divorce and custody trial personally. There is an old adage among attorneys that criminal-defense attorneys see the worst people at their best and divorce attorneys see the best people at their worst.