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Does the LGBT Community Have a Place in Family Law?

Members of the LGBT community have been fighting for equality for many years, and though few states grant this right or will recognize a same sex marriage as binding, New York City is one state that does. LGBT family law is a broad term and encompasses all aspects of same sex marriage, divorce, forming and dissolution of civil partnerships, child custody,…read more →

‘Divorce ceremonies’ on the rise in Japan

Japan is seeing a rise in ‘Divorce Ceremonies’ as couples reasses their lives following the massively destructive earthquake that occured in March of this year. The ceremonies are seen as a way to amicably end the relationship and have friends and family witness the couples final moment. One former salesman has seen a market opportunity: Hiroki Terai, 31, has divorced…read more →

Divorce is a huge deal even for adult kids

An interesting read from the Kansas City Star about how Divorce is tough for young and mature children. It is usually thought that only young children suffer through their parents divorce but the reality is that all children can take it hard: Kelly, who asked that her real name be withheld to protect her family’s privacy, recalls being in a…read more →

Scarlett Johansson And Ryan Reynolds Divorce

It looks like the Green Lantern actor Ryan Reynolds and the lovely Scarlett Johansson have filed for an amicable divorce: Final divorce papers were just filed in L.A. County Superior Court. Sources tell TMZ … the divorce was amicable.  Neither Scarlett nor Ryan asked for spousal support and there was no prenup, so they divided the property and earnings accumulated during the marriage 50/50. The papers…read more →

Arnold-Maria Divorce will stay Private

Even highly public people like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are able to keep the details of their divorce private. As noted in this somewhat bitter article by NBC Los Angeles the Governator did not have his finances disclosed in Maria’s filing last week: As a result, reporters had many unanswered questions about Schwarzenegger’s finances, even after seven years in…read more →

Same Sex Marriage States have Lower Divorce Rates

Well that’s what USNEWS ran with in their headline but the reality is that lower divorce rates are actually based on marriage age and education levels. The correlation between states with same sex marriage laws is that those states tend to have more higher education graduates. The interesting point of this story comes from research by Nick Silver. He points…read more →

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