Why do people get divorced? There are many reasons. Recently, researchers who surveyed couples who had filed for divorce divided the common reasons for divorce into common-sense categories that they labeled "hard reasons" and "soft reasons."
No matter what state divorced spouses are living in, no one is entirely happy with the system of spousal support. There is dissatisfaction on both sides of the issue when it comes to determining the amount of alimony, how long it is to be paid, when it should stop and how payment is enforced.
Stress is harmful to the body and divorce can be an extremely stressful experience. Now the connection between divorce and stress on the body has been confirmed in new research. The researchers found that, especially in women, whether or not a person has been divorced is one of the strongest predictors of hair loss.
Members of Congress are not exempt from paying child support, and they are not exempt from attending hearings regarding their failure to pay child support. Well, at least the first part is true, and the second part was a close call last week for one Congressman (not from California).
Baseball fans in Torrance may have noticed news stories about the most recent development in the divorce of Dodgers' owners Frank and Jamie McCourt. Next week, a California court will hear arguments on Frank McCourt's motion to modify the amount of spousal support he has been ordered to pay. The basis for his motion is his claim that he only makes $5 million a year. He wants the amount of alimony reduced to reflect that income.
All Americans expect protection from the legal guarantee that they are assumed innocent until proven guilty. All Americans, that is, except one group - parents behind on child support payments.
In yesterday's post, we started to discuss how much better adults are at coping with adversity than children are. Adults have experience with hardships, but most children do not. For that reason, divorce can be particularly difficult for children. This burden can be reduced, though, if parents are able to put their children first and give the kids the best possible chance to survive and thrive after their parents' divorce.
When parents in Torrance are divorcing, they are usually highly motivated to protect their children from the negative emotional impacts of divorce. That is a good thing, because research has shown that children of divorce are able to cope with the changes much better if their parents are willing and able to minimize the impact of divorce on the children's lives.
Divorce is hard. Not just because of the emotional toll, but because it requires the parties to pay attention to details that they may not have had to worry about when married. This is especially true of personal finances. No divorcing spouse in Torrance or anywhere else can afford to sit back and hope that they will get their fair share in a property division without really getting involved in the details of the couple's finances.
Amid public accusations of domestic violence and the release by both parties of embarrassing details about the other, including image-damaging recordings, an agreement has finally been reached between movie star Mel Gibson and his former girlfriend, musician Oksana Grigorieva. A California court approved the deal this week. The two parents were finally able to agree on a child custody arrangement, and on an amount of money Gibson will pay to Grigorieva for child support for their nearly-two-year-old daughter.