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Divorce
Even with dual incomes supporting more households, and prevalent financial planning options available, couples continue to report money as the number one reason they fight. A recent study from Kansas State University says financial disagreements may be the strongest indicator of coming divorce, while Utah State University has found that couples who fight about finances...
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Sociologists at NYU say that a person’s height can help determine how likely they are to get a divorce later in life. For their study, researchers sought to determine how certain social and physical factors influenced a person’s likelihood of divorce. To do this, researchers looked at data from 4,500 families over a 16-year span....
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A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan found that a spouse’s health can serve as a predictor of divorce likelihood. According to researchers, couples in which one of the partners is chronically ill are 50 percent more likely to get a divorce than the average couple. To unearth these findings, researchers...
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A new report by the United States Department of Agriculture found that the cost of raising a child to the age of 18 continues to increase. According to the data, on average it costs $245,340 dollars to raise a child born in 2013 to the age of 18, and that doesn’t include college tuition. If...
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With the exception of Wyoming, Vermont and Georgia, every state in America saw an increase in the number of divorced residents living in their state since 2007. The analysis published on Bloomberg.com examined the change in the number of residents age 15 and older who were divorced in 2012 compared to similar data collected in...
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Social media has plenty of benefits. You can stay up to date with your friends and track down long lost college roommates, but it also has a dark side. Social media can lead to a decrease in happiness, breed narcissism and cyber bullying, and according to a recent study, lead to divorce. A new study...
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Children who spend time with both parents after a divorce may be better off than those who only live with mom or dad, according to research from the American Psychological Association. The study suggests that joint parenting agreements can help children adjust in the aftermath of a divorce. Dr. Robert Bauserman of the Baltimore Department...
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We oftentimes receive a call or question from someone who wants to know if they can represent themselves in a divorce. The answer is “yes.” Technically, you can represent yourself; however, there are some basics you should know. 1.  You are pro se  (pronounced “pro-say”) This is the Latin term for “for one’s own behalf;...
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There’s no way around it. Divorce can be a financial setback for those who have become dependent on a spouse’s income, especially if children are involved. Things like vacations, private schools for their children, music lessons and expensive sports oftentimes have to be cut or curtailed because the funds are not there anymore. Decreased financial...
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Despite a general belief that divorce rates have fallen over the last 30 years, a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota suggests that the rate has remained steady, while the “risk of divorce” has increased significantly. The study titled “Breaking Up is Hard to Count” explores divorce rates when adjusted for...
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