Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Should No-Fault Divorce Be Abolished?

Posted in Divorce

Tomjameslaw.com 9/15/2014

"... No-fault divorce was not intended to alter the standards by which custody of children is decided, but it has. Some see this as a good thing; others see it as a bad thing. This raises the question: Would custody law be improved by restoring the concept of fault to divorce? Put another way, would requiring a spouse to prove some sort of marital misconduct on the other parent’s part be in children’s best interests? Would it better protect parental rights? ..."

Read the entire article: http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/should-no-fault-divorce-be-abolished/ 

How Divorced Parents Lost Their Rights

Posted in Divorce

Nytimes.com 9/15/2014

"... Today, close to half of first marriages end in divorce. About 40 percent of children are born outside of marriage. Custody is routinely shared by parents living apart. Many states have dropped the term “custody” altogether for more family-friendly terms. You no longer win or lose custody. You develop a parenting plan. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/opinion/sunday/how-divorced-parents-lost-their-rights.html?_r=0 

Giving Daddy A Raw Deal On Child-Support Payments

Posted in Child Support

Nationalpost.com 9/15/2014

"... The Guidelines continually refer to children as a cost, i.e. as a burden, never as a value or a benefit. If they were acknowledged as the benefit they are (what is more valuable to human beings than their children?) then, in terms of time spent with children, “the cost-benefit trade-off relating to custody and support changes dramatically.” ..."

Read the entire article: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/09/10/barbara-kay-giving-daddy-a-raw-deal-on-child-support-payments/?__federated=1 

Is Excessive Child Support Destroying Families And Our National Economy?

Posted in Child Support

Fixfamilycourts.com 9/15/2014

"... Is our country on the verge of a new epidemic left over from an old regime? Bankruptcy, joblessness, and incarceration have become synonymous with divorce and child custody proceedings. Could outrageous child support awards be one of the culprits? ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.fixfamilycourts.com/excessive-child-support-is-destroying-families-and-our-national-economy/ 

Wevorce CEO Michelle Crosby Is Shaking Up The Adversarial Divorce Process

Posted in Divorce

Abajournal.com 9/15/2014

"... Crosby, 38, has made it her life’s mission to reform the divorce process. Finding most divorces are costly, lengthy and adversarial, she turned to mediation and technology to try to remove each of those three characteristics. She spent five years as a family attorney in Boise, Idaho, working on her model and putting her clients through it. She knew she was on to something when, out of 100 couples, only one ended up having to go to court. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.abajournal.com/legalrebels/article/michelle_crosby_is_shaking_up_the_adversarial_divorce_process_with_wevorce/?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly_email 

Men, Attend To Your Wives And Children

Posted in Marriage

Dailypilot.com 9/15/2014

"... These married men are not angry and not even miserable — they are worse. These men suffer from the extreme form of a bad relationship known as indifference. They are ghosts, sleepwalkers, zombies, moving through each day, unaware of the ticking clock and of just how fortunate they are, stupidly wishing they were someone or somewhere else. ..."

Read the entire article: http://articles.dailypilot.com/2012-08-21/opinion/tn-dpt-0822-smith-20120821_1_wives-greener-grass-men 

New York Pauses To Remember 9/11 Anniversary

Posted in Entertainment News

Nytimes.com 9/11/2014

"... A new building stands where the towers fell. A museum dedicated to the death and destruction that day is now open to the public. And 13 years after thousands of people died in the deadliest terrorist attack in American history, the ceremonies to memorialize them once again played out across the country on Thursday morning. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/nyregion/new-york-pauses-to-remember-9-11-anniversary.html?_r=0 

Celebrities Mourn Joan Rivers At New York Funeral

Posted in Entertainment News

Parade.condenast.com 9/11/2014

"... The beloved comedienne and talk show personality Joan Rivers got the memorial she requested in her 2012 memoir I Hate Everyone… Starting with Me. The author and fashion critic wrote: “I want my funeral to be a big showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action. I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene!” ..."

Read the entire article: http://parade.condenast.com/336566/iraphael/celebrities-mourn-joan-rivers-at-new-york-funeral/ 

The Future Of In-Flight Entertainment: Virtual Reality?

Posted in Entertainment News

Yahoo.com 9/11/2014

"... Once again, Airbus is giving us reason to either be excited about the future of air travel — or incredibly frightened. In the latest in its series of “You-Can’t-Make-This-Up” U.S. Patent applications, the aircraft manufacturer is revealing plans for a virtual-reality isolation helmet. ..."

Read the entire article: https://www.yahoo.com/travel/the-future-of-in-flight-entertainment-virtual-reality-97222659157.html 

Terrence Howard Wants Divorce Settlement Scrapped

Posted in Entertainment News

Newsnet5.com 9/11/2014

"... Terrence Howard is urging a judge to overturn his alimony payments because he cannot afford the bill. The Iron Man star split from his third wife Michelle Ghent in 2011 and their bitter divorce was finalized last year (13), when he was ordered to pay $5,800 -a-month in spousal support until 2016. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.newsnet5.com/entertainment/celebrity/terrence-howard-wants-divorce-settlement-scrapped_37189030 


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