Study Shows What Makes Long-Term Marriages Work

This article by Emily Esfahani Smith in The Atlantic may be of interest to readers of this blog. Masters of Love Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity. Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a […]

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Tips for Dating After Divorce

This article from eHarmony.com might be of interest to some of my readers on this Valentine’s Day: Dating After Divorce: Make Sure You’re Ready It sounds like trite advice, but it’s worth following: Don’t date until you’re ready to date. You want to set yourself up for success. If you’re serious about finding love again, […]

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Marriage Rate in America Drops Drastically

Below is an article by Stephanie Hallett analyzing the recent report from the Pew Research Institute on the dramatic drop in the percentage of Americans who are married. Marriage Rate in America Drops Drastically Barely half of Americans over the age 18 are married, according to a new report from the Pew Research Institute. The number of […]

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Property Classification and Equitable Division: Dilley v. Dilley

Facts: Husband and Wife were divorced after a seven-year marriage. Prior to the marriage, Wife purchased a lot that would later house the marital residence using $61,000 of her premarital funds. Several years into the marriage, Wife refinanced the mortgage, at which time the deed was placed in the names of both parties. When it […]

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Married Couples Now a Minority in Tennessee

As reported recently in The Tennessean, for the first time in our history, most households in Tennessee are comprised of single people or unmarried couples. Here are some excerpts from the article: For the first time, married couples find themselves in the minority in Tennessee. Newly released census data show that 48 percent of households […]

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Dating After Divorce

Divorce changes lives and can be painful. Although men and women and in many cases the children of the marriage are challenged, some people need longer to recover or grieve the loss of their spouse than others do. Remember your situation is unique and can’t be compared to another person’s whether that person is a […]

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Via v. Oehlert

Facts: Boyfriend and Girlfriend dated off an on. While dating, Boyfriend purchased a home–titled in Boyfriend’s name–and Girlfriend lived with him in the home. When they broke up, Girlfriend moved out and Boyfriend lived in the home with another woman. Boyfriend and Girlfriend rekindled their relationship and Girlfriend moved into Boyfriend’s home a second time. […]

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How To Tell Your Spouse You Want A Divorce

The following is excertped from a recent article written by a family court judge in Chicago: [H]ow you begin your case may define how your case unfolds and what the emotional and financial costs are to you and your family. You don’t know how your spouse will act, or who will they become. One friend […]

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