Children, Divorce, Family, Marriage

Introducing a new love to children of divorce

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One of the most difficult issues a divorced couple confronts in a custody matter is introducing a new significant other to the children. The party in the new relationship wants to move forward with his or her life and include the children as part of it. Meanwhile, the other party may feel threatened by this new person and want to protect the children. The new person may even be perceived as the reason why the marriage ended. Thus, the party who is not in a relationship may use this issue as a method of control—as a way to keep his or her former spouse from moving forward.

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Divorce, Marriage

Do you need a Catholic annulment? The pope can help.

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Pope Francis announced that he has changed the Catholic Church’s annulment process, making it easier for Catholics to obtain annulments. What does this mean for Catholics getting divorced in the United States?

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Avvo, Divorce, LGBT, Marriage, Rights

Q&A with Dr. Pepper Schwartz: The rise of non-monogamy


Avvo and NakedLaw recently posed a series of questions to renowned relationship expert and sexologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz, asking her to weigh in on the current state of romance, marriage, divorce, and how we are connecting with each other in the midst of societal and technological change. This is the first excerpt from that interview, in which Dr. Schwartz discusses new rights for the LGBT community, open relationships, and how men and women differ on prioritizing monogamy.

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Avvo, Divorce, Marriage

Avvo study: 50% of college-aged adults not against open relationships

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It seems the kids are alright…with not being monogamous. That’s probably not what The Who meant exactly back in 1965, but here in 2015, a new study by Avvo shows that 51% of adults aged 18-23 are not “morally opposed” to being in an open relationship.

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Celebrity, Children, Divorce, Family, News

Sofia Vergara’s embattled embryos


Couples who create embryos through infertility treatments do so with great hope, fully expecting to use the embryos to create a family. But what happens when the couple breaks up? Turns out that when a relationship ends, life—particularly of the embryonic variety—can get pretty complicated.

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Celebrity, Children, Divorce, Marriage, News

Kelly Rutherford and the pain of international custody battles


Kelly Rutherford played a major character on the TV series Gossip Girl, but may be more famous today for the real life custody battle she is waging—across three different jurisdictions in two different countries—with her German born ex-husband, Daniel Geirsch.

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Avvo, Divorce, Marriage, Privacy

Is Facebook creating a divorce crisis?

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People have always cheated on each other. Long before the dawn of the information age, people in supposedly committed relationships were sneaking about, looking for some clandestine action on the side. So it’s no surprise that modern technology is being used for similar purposes.

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Bizarre, Divorce, Funny, Marriage

7 unbelievable divorce tales from around the world

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It’s easy to agree on some no-brainer reasons for divorce – abuse, alcoholism and infidelity are all common reasons to end a marriage. But what about cleaning too much, disliking a beloved film or kissing a horse?

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Divorce, Family, Marriage, Tips & How-To

Top 7 places to get a quickie divorce

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In a rush to get divorced? Then don’t file for divorce in Maryland or South Carolina, which both require a year of residency plus a year of separation before you can even start the process. Instead, look for places with short or non-existent residency requirements and waiting periods. Assuming you’re after an uncontested divorce, the process could take just a few short weeks.

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Consumer Protection, Divorce, Marriage, Privacy

Online cheaters—and the rest of us—are not safe

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Ashley Madison, a dating and social media website that caters to married people looking to engage in adulterous relationships, provides users with a place to chat, exchange photos, discuss fantasies, etc. But there’s a problem. Earlier this week, Ashley Madison was hacked by the so-called “Impact Team,” a group of hackers attempting to extort the company, but not for money. They want Ashley Madison to shut down, and they are threatening to expose its users’ private information, including addresses and credit card information—unless, that is, the site disappears from the Internet.

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