The Changing Reasons Why Women Cheat on Their Husbands

Since 1990, the rate of married women who report they’ve been unfaithful has increased by 40 percent, while the rate among men has remained the same. So what exactly is happening inside marriages to shift the numbers?

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How Did Marriage Become a Mark of Privilege?

Marriage, which used to be the default way to form a family in the United States, regardless of income or education, has become yet another part of American life reserved for those who are most privileged.

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Will People Start Becoming Single Again in Their Mid-30s? Don’t Count on It.

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This article by Rachel Raczka in The Washington Post might be of interest. Will People Start Becoming Single Again in Their Mid-30s? Don’t Count on It. “Don’t worry. They’ll all break up soon,” a friend told me when I was single in my mid-20s and everyone I knew — friends, family, acquaintances, strangers — was […]

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Podcast #2: Terri’s Story, Part Two

K.O. Herston concludes his interview with his former client, Terri. They discuss Terri’s experience during the divorce process, her reflections on how her life has changed, and the lessons she learned along the way.

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Podcast #1: Terri’s Story, Part One

Today I’m trying something new on the ol’ blog — a podcast! In this first episode, I speak with a former client, Terri, about her divorce after 31 years of marriage. She talks about her decision to divorce, how she prepared for it, and how her husband and children reacted to the news. Give it a […]

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What Happens When a Spouse Dies in the Middle of a Divorce?

This article by Robin Eileen Bernstein in The Washington Post may be of interest. What Happens When a Spouse Dies in the Middle of a Divorce? There’s no shortage of books, blogs and websites with advice for grieving widows. But if you’re part of a smaller club of people widowed while getting divorced, you’re pretty […]

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Prenuptial Agreement Invalidated in Roane County, TN Divorce: Grubb v. Grubb

Facts: Two years after Husband, 40, met Wife, 18, at the dry cleaners, they married. Shortly after the relationship began, Wife moved in with Husband and stopped working at the dry cleaners. Husband, the owner of a rent-two-own business, provided for them both, and Wife soon became financially dependent on Husband. Two days before the […]

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Who Is at Risk for a Gray Divorce? It Depends

Two law professors, Naomi Cahn and June Carbone, recently wrote about the latest research studying “gray divorces,” i.e., divorces for those over 50, in an article for the Institute for Family Studies. Who Is at Risk for a Gray Divorce? It Depends Recent headlines about increasing gray divorces are scary, such as this one from the […]

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Divorce Rate in U.S. Drops to Nearly 40-Year Low

This article by Abigail Abrams in Time Magazine may be of interest. Divorce Rate in U.S. Drops to Nearly 40-Year Low The U.S. divorce rate dropped for the third year in a row, reaching its lowest point in nearly 40 years, according to data released Thursday. Marriage rates, on the other hand, increased last year. […]

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Credibility Matters in Nashville, TN Child Custody Case: Engh v. Engh

Facts: Shortly after the birth of Child in early 2011, Father lost his job as a university researcher because of a lack of funding. Mother worked as a nurse practitioner. Mother and Father agreed that Father would stay home with Child. For approximately one year, Father took care of Child during the day and brought […]

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13 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married

This article by Eleanor Stanford in The New York Times is interesting. 13 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married When it comes to marriage, what you don’t know really can hurt you. Whether because of shyness, lack of interest or a desire to preserve romantic mystery, many couples do not ask each other the difficult […]

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