People say practice makes perfect so why can’t the same apply to marriage? Could there be a way to do it without all the messy formalities of a separation and ultimately a divorce?… <Read More>
Everyone knows that divorce law is a very volatile area of practice. In the words of Pat, an attorney in New York City, divorce, death and moving are the most traumatic times in a person’s life. In a Broward County, Florida courtroom, a husband flew into a rage on Friday after Judge Ronald Rothschild ordered him to pay child support and set visitation rights for the couple’s 1-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son. He began attacking his wife right in the courtroom in front of the judge and had to be subdued by being shot twice with a stun gun.
“It was surreal,” a witness said. “To see that violence play out in a judge’s chambers is somewhat surreal.” The wife was taken to a hospital with a broken nose, broken bones in her face and a torn lip. The husband was charged with felony battery, domestic violence and resisting arrest. His bail was set at $1 million. This rage occurred between a couple who was only married 5 years , can you imagine the emotion and rage that could occur between a couple married for 20, 25, 30 or more years?… <Read More>
Divorce rates may be on the rise for most Americans, but they are actually decreasing when it comes to college-educated couples. At first glance, this might appear like a good thing; couples getting married only when they’re truly ready and plan to stay together. But what about the stigma attached to the couples that do wind up getting a divorce in this segment of the population? And what happens to the eleven percent of college-educated couples that split and find themselves the only divorcée in their circle of friends?… <Read More>
A City Room Blog Postby Clyde Haberman raises an interesting question: Should New Yorkers be expecting a wave of Same-Sex Divorce in the coming months, now that Same-Sex Marriage is legalized in the state? While lawyers disagree on how many such divorces can be expected, they all agree that same-sex divorce will differ greatly from heterosexual divorce in some key ways. … <Read More>
Last week the New York Times featured an article on the increased divorce rate in the rural U.S., particularly Sioux County, Iowa. Where once upon a time here, back in 1980, there were 52 married people for every 1 divorcee, there is currently a shocking 14 to 1 ratio. The reason behind this jump? A huge gap between expectations and reality.… <Read More>