According to a recent survey, slightly less than half of all divorces in the U.S. end amicably. The research by the online will-creation site USAWillGuru.com found that two out of three divorces in Louisiana end on amicable terms, however. The site says it surveyed “5,000 divorcees” to arrive at its figures, though it does not speculate why marriages here might end on better terms than they do in most other states.
While everyone would like the holiday season to be like storybook tales of family and good cheer, sometimes difficult realities intrude on life. Sometimes couples struggle with not only holiday pressures, but also with their relationship and marriage.
The holiday season is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the special love and affection that family members have for one another, but for families that have recently gone through a divorce or are anticipating a divorce, the holidays can add extra stress to an already difficult time.
Many of our Lake Charles readers know that Louisiana has just three recognized grounds for divorce: conviction of a felony, living separate and apart for a specific amount of time, and adultery. (It should be noted that no-fault divorce in Louisiana is in the category of living separate and apart.)
If you are a Lake Charles parent, you are required to assess and decide on an endless list of issues and questions about your child’s schooling, friends, religion, diet, clothes, extracurricular activities, homework, screen time and much more. It’s just part of your job as a parent,
A person who is mulling divorce is likely to ask friends and family for advice about the choices they face. Unfortunately, some family members and friends are likely to pass along divorce myths that might cloud the very real issues and difficult decisions about child custody and property division that need to be made.
It is perfectly understandable that many Lake Charles couples who face a divorce will focus much of their attention on property division. After all, the division of what a husband and wife own together is in most situations, financially significant for both people.
Veteran talk show host Larry King has filed for his eighth divorce from his seventh wife. King was married and divorced from one woman twice.
No one can discount how popular using social media has become. Any day, you can log on and see elaborate pregnancy announcements, marriage proposals or news about someone's latest promotion. However, if you're going through a difficult divorce, what role might social media play in your divorce proceedings? The answer often is a larger one that you may be aware of.
Divorce rates for people age 50 and above have doubled since 1990 and the rate for those age 65 and over has tripled, according to the Pew Research Center. But divorce in retirement presents financial challenges that most married couples will avoid.