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  • Middle Aged and Elderly Divorce Rates Rising

    In the words of Agatha Christie, I have enjoyed greatly the second bloomingsuddenly you find- at the age of 50, say- that a whole new life has opened before you. The news that has been making headlines lately concerns the divorce rates of middle aged and elderly individuals. In t...

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  • Motorcycle Accidents

    In a recent news story, in Pennsylvania, five motorcyclists died and one was critically injured after the three motorcycles they were riding struck a van. Officers said this was the worst accident they had seen in 20 years. In another story, in Arizona, a garbage truck driver who...

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  • Visitation Rights

    Visitation is described as possession and access. The person who gets visitation is the one who does not have primary access of the child. When it comes to visitation, things can quickly take a nightmarish turn. One woman shared that throughout her divorce the police had to get i...

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  • Boat Accidents

    On April 14, 1912, there were 2,235 passengers on board the R.M.S. Titanic. A shudder shook the 900 foot vessel: it had hit an iceberg. The iceberg then knifed open the side of the hull and six watertight compartments began taking in water. These events caused the famous tragedy ...

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  • Beginning the Divorce Process

    If you and your spouse have recently made the decision to enter into a divorce agreement, then you likely have many questions. You may be unsure of what lies ahead of you, but there are many valuable resources available to you. One of the best ways to keep yourself informed durin...

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  • The Benefits of Mediation

    Mediation can be a viable option for couples pursuing divorce. This process has many benefits- perhaps most importantly, that it allows a couple to reach a settlement that is best for their family. Chances are that divorced couples who have better arranged child custody, child a...

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  • Uncontested Divorce FAQ

    Uncontested divorce is the most commonly-used method for divorce in the United States today. This process circumvents the courtroom and allows couples to settle their issues in a series of mediation sessions. This process is arguably so popular because it cuts down on attorney an...

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  • How Can You Prepare for Divorce?

    Some divorces are messy- just ask blogger Kevin Ireland. In 2008, Ireland created a blog entitled My Divorce Sucks. The blog chronicles his divorce, which featured some low moments- like when his wife told him that they could get back together if Kevin fired his lawyer- after he ...

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  • Child Sexual Abuse: The Facts Might Astonish You

    The statistics involving child abuse are shocking: in 2005, 9.3% of substantial child abuse and neglect cases involved sexual abuse- in other words, 83,800 children were sexually abused. Sexual abuse can involve a variety of things from touching or fondling, to sexual penetration...

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  • Divorce Checklist: Things to do Before Filing

    Are you thinking about filing for a divorce? Filing a divorce is not only emotionally and physically exhausting; it can be logistically tedious and legally complicated, too. Before you file, take the time to make sure that you are adequately prepared for the legal process ahead o...

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