21 11, 2016

Divorce in U.S. Plunges to 35-Year Low

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:50+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The U.S. divorce rate has fallen for the third consecutive year, to its lowest level in more than 35 years, according to data released Thursday. Meanwhile, marriage is up a bit, at 32.3 marriages for every 1,000 unmarried women age 15 or older last year, from 31.9 in 2014. It was the highest since 2009, suggesting that, after [...]

14 11, 2016

When Parents Divorce, the Children Get the House

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:50+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

A common Sunday night ritual for children whose parents are divorced is packing up the schoolbooks and soccer cleats for the weekly trek to mom or dad’s house. In a flip, some divorced couples are trying an approach they call nesting: Mom and Dad shuttle back and forth while the children stay in the family [...]

31 10, 2016

HBO’s ‘Divorce’ Traps Us in the Middle of a Bitter Feud

By | 2016-10-31T20:16:15+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Frances and Robert Dufresne hate each other; got it? Good. Welcome to Divorce, a caustic new HBO comedy from Catastrophe co-creator and star Sharon Horgan. Set in the casually wealthy enclave of Westchester County, Divorce tracks the escalating horror of Frances and Robert’s separation with a realistic lack of sentimentality. In the opening scene of [...]

24 10, 2016

Divorce Is Destroying Retirement

By | 2016-10-24T21:51:26+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Divorce in the U.S. surged in the 1970s and 1980s as the baby boomers reached adulthood. As they enter retirement, they’re still splitting up, and it’s having a disproportionate effect on women. Even as divorce rates for younger Americans have fallen, failed marriages among people over 50 doubled from 1990 to 2010, according to Bowling Green State University’s National [...]

11 10, 2016

A Valentine’s Day Wedding Comes With Higher Divorce Odds

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:51+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

If you're thinking of tying the knot this Feb. 14, the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany, has published new findings that may curb your enthusiasm. That's the lead story in this week's research wrap, which also looks at how Britons struggle to make heads or tails of what their central bank is saying and the [...]

4 10, 2016

Older Americans Are Jeopardizing Their Retirement With Divorce

By | 2016-10-04T16:41:22+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Barbara Ballinger panicked when her husband of 29 years told her he wanted a divorce. At 51, she hadn’t seen the end of her marriage coming and wasn’t prepared to cover half the expenses for their five-bedroom home in a St. Louis suburb, their two daughters’ college tuitions, car and home insurance, and other necessities. [...]

27 09, 2016

7 signs you’re headed for divorce, according to a relationship expert

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:51+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's split has dominated the news cycle for the last few days, shocking fans and close friends alike. While this celeb breakup may seem surprising and awfully sudden, chances are, trouble's been brewing for a while. Most divorces—celebrity and mere mortal alike—don’t just happen out of the blue, says Chicago-based relationship psychotherapist Michael McNulty, PhD. “Relationships [...]

15 09, 2016

Billion dollar divorces don’t just happen in the U.S. – Chinese tycoon who bought Grindr paying wife more than $1 billion in divorce

By | 2016-09-15T17:33:12+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Zhou Yahui, the chairman of online gaming firm Beijing Kunlun Tech, has agreed to transfer hundreds of millions of shares in the firm to his wife, Li Qiong, according to a stock exchange filing this week. The huge settlement has made headlines in Chinese state media, which have described it as one of the costliest [...]

7 09, 2016

Can You Lose Your 401k in a Divorce?

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:51+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Divorce among Baby Boomers is growing and is having an impact on retirement savings, according to new research. The divorce rate for those ages 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010, according to a Bowling Green State University study. According to the results of a recent survey from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer [...]

23 08, 2016

Summer Vacations Can Lead to Divorce

By | 2016-08-23T22:24:46+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The post-vacation hangover may be dangerous for your marriage. Filings for divorce spike twice a year, in March and August, according to a new study. University of Washington sociology professor Julie Brines and doctoral candidate Brian Serafini found divorce filings seem to follow the annual schedule of family holidays: lowest in November and December, then [...]