Although life has changed a great deal over the years, married people are still frequently calling it quits around the famed seven year mark. The phenomenon is often referred to as the "seven year itch". It takes its name from the title of a Marilyn ... » Learn More about When Couples Separate: Is There Still a Seven Year Itch?
Texas law now gives men the opportunity to contest paternity and end financial obligations. Until this spring, it was nearly impossible to reverse alleged mistaken paternity even if a DNA test later showed no relationship to the child. To have a ... » Learn More about Hope for Victims of Mistaken Paternity
Hard times may bring spouses closer together, or increase tensions between them. The latter seems to be the case when a husband faces unemployment. A recent study found that unemployed men were both more likely to initiate divorce proceedings ... » Learn More about Study Finds Unemployed Men More Likely to Divorce
Much media attention has been paid lately to the poor behavior of famous "family men" across the country, including former California governor and movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger. When word got out that he has a secret child with his family's ... » Learn More about How Much Child Support Could Arnold Schwarzenegger Be Ordered to Pay?
Prenuptial agreements are an important tool for couples in a variety of situations. Common misconceptions about prenups are that they are only for the rich and that they are used only to the advantage of the wealthier spouse. In reality, prenuptial ... » Learn More about When Do You Need a Prenup?
For a variety of reasons, more and more couples are living together either before they get married or because they choose not to get married. But living together, without the legal protections of marriage requires couples to take a few steps to ... » Learn More about Unmarried Couples Must Plan for All Possibilities, Even Splitting Up
While blended families are the most common type of family unit, another interesting trend is developing. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly three million children are being reared in homes headed by grandparents. According to a University ... » Learn More about Grandparent Custody Cases Increasing
Pets offer companionship and unconditional love to their human caretakers. Often they are considered to be another member of the family. When couples decide to divorce, the care and custody of pets can be another point of conflict. The strong bond ... » Learn More about Divorce and Pet Ownership: Puppy Love May Lead to a Dog Fight
Divorced parents may have difficulty arranging a child visitation schedule that meets the needs of all involved. Several factors come into play including where the parents reside, work schedules, and what will be the best routine for the child. ... » Learn More about Virtual Visitation Options for Divorced Parents
Almost every divorce requires the resolution of some difficult issues. High net worth divorces, however, can be particularly complex. The pending divorce of actor Kelsey Grammer and his wife, reality television star Camille Grammer, provides a ... » Learn More about High Stakes for Kelsey Grammer Divorce