Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Take to Twitter after Divorce

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, two of country music’s biggest stars, recently finalized their divorce. While the divorce made big headlines, it seems the now former couple is still making big headlines with the tweets they are continuing to exchange in public, even though they are not longer legally married.

guitar-bits-2-1425928According to a recent entertainment news feature from People, the popular couple was married for over 10 years when they decided to file for divorce. While it is not strange to hear about another celebrity couple deciding to file for divorce, their comments on social media are not what one would expect to find, especially when we are so accustomed to hearing about celebrity couples fighting on social media during and after their public divorce. Continue Reading

Cold Feet Are Normal Before Marriage – So Are Second Thoughts about Divorce

Getting married is a major life-changing decision. Most people give the issue a lot of though and hope they will have a happy marriage and a marriage that will last their entire lives. However, despite the great amount of thought and planning, second feelings (cold feet) are normal. This does not mean the decision is not correct.

cold-feet-1561424According to a recent news article from The Huffington Post, getting cold feet or second feelings before a divorce also is completely normal and doesn’t mean you are about to make the wrong decision. Sometimes, these second thoughts are about getting a divorce itself, and other times there are a series of questions you may be asking yourself about various issues dealing with your marriage. Continue Reading

Signs It May Be Time to File for a Divorce

There are a lot of people in unhappy marriages. Many know they would be better off not in their current marriage but do not know what to do about it and feel trapped. There are a variety of reasons one could feel trapped in a bad marriage. Sometimes, if there are young children, it may seem like it is better to stay married for their sake. Sometimes there are financial concerns that make a person feel trapped in an unhappy marriage. Sometimes people think they need to go to counseling and try to work things out before filing a divorce.

In an effort to help unhappy spouses know that the time has come to file for a divorce and try to move on with their lives, Huffington Post has listed some signs that a marriage may be beyond saving, and filing for divorce is likely the best course of action. Continue Reading

Eight Alabama Counties Refuse to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

Following the recent case that many considered a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court, entitled Obergefell v. Hodges, same-sex couples now have a right to marry in all states in the nation, including Alabama. As one could expect, there are some who do not want to go along with new law, even though it is binding, are they are required to follow it based upon the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution.

As part of an effort to challenge implementation of the law, probate judges in Alabama questioned whether they were required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Continue Reading

Alabama Chief Judge On Gay Marriage

At this point, everyone is aware that the United States Supreme Court decided in a five to four decision that no state could deny gay couples the right to marry. While many people and civil rights organizations celebrated this Supreme Court decision as a landmark moment for equality, as one could expect, not everyone was happy with the decision to make the right to marry a constitutionally protected freedom.

While many opposed to same-sex marriage are vowing to fight the recent decision in some way or another, including protests, civil disobedience, and, in the case of public officials, a refusal to issue marriage licenses. While this is one extreme response threatened in connection with the recent Supreme Court decision, Roy Moore, the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court has taken this up to an entirely different level and said this recent United States Supreme Court decision could lead to war, according to a recent news article from the Huffington Post.   Continue Reading

An Historic Look at Divorce Rates in the United States

People love to refer to statistical trends in marriage and divorce rates in the United States, even when those rates are not based on actual surveys and data but merely rumors and unsubstantiated hearsay. We often hear that the divorce rate in the United States is 50 percent, and the marriage rate is going down with the current “hook up generation” being more concerned with causal dating then entering into committed relationships.

business-growth-3-1426748-mHowever, according to a recent news feature from the Washington Post, the marriage and divorce rates for the past 144 years may not look like what people expect them to look like. The reason for the 144 year period is because this when the Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics began collecting statistical records on marriage and divorce in the Untied States. However, while the agency maintained that information, it was not organized or recorded in a particular way, and researchers had to painstakingly work with the raw data to make graphical representations. Continue Reading

Talking to Children About Divorce

Many people know they are not happy in their marriage and want to get a divorce. However, they decided to stay together for the sake of the children. While this may seem like the only way to make the best of a bad situation, it might actually not be what is best for the children, especially when it is obvious that at least least one parent is miserable all the time.

It may actually be best to get a divorce, so the children can spend time with each parent with the parents being happy during that time. It other words, it could be better to spend time with two happy parents separately than having both parents living together but being unhappy all the time.

According to a recent news article for the Huffington Post, kids can do fine following a divorce, but there are certain steps newly divorced parents can take help make sure there are no unnecessary problems.   One of the most important things divorced parents can to do with respect to their children is to stand together as parents. Continue Reading

Arnold Schwarzenegger Discusses Divorce

Arnold Schwarzenegger has being going around the country and appearing on various media outlets to promote his latest movie, “Terminator Genisys.” While most of the interviews focused on the movie, his interview on the Howard Stern Show took on a more personal nature, according to a recent news feature from CNN.

tworings-300x225.jpgStern asked Schwarzenegger about his divorce from famous journalist Maria Shriver. Stern specifically asked if this was Schwarzenegger’s first real personal setback in his life. In response to this, Schwarzenegger said it was the “biggest setback” and the “biggest failure” of his life. He also said the breakup and subsequent divorce was entirely his fault. Continue Reading

Life After Divorce for Men

There is no question going through a divorce can be a very emotional process. While some divorce cases involve a great deal of arguing and litigation, even the most civil divorce proceedings can still result in emotional upheaval. However, once the divorce has been granted, many of people find themselves still trying to deal with the pain and get their lives back on track.

According to a recent news article from the Huffington Post, many men are often struggling to work things out in their lives following divorce. The author of this article looked at some of the steps men have successfully used to “bounce back” from their divorce.

If you have children, one of the most important things to remember is that you only divorced you spouse, and you still need to be a father. While many think the divorce will automatically harm their relationship with their children, this doesn’t have to be the case. Some experts believe the father is needed more than ever following a divorce, and he now has more freedom to parent in a manner he finds appropriate and doesn’t not have to constantly be checking with his former spouse on issues related to child care. Continue Reading

Yale-New Haven Hosp. v. Nicholls: Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)

These days, we see many commercials on television and on the Internet for so-called legal “self-help” services. This is where you pay hundreds of dollars to an online company, and they help you prepare legal documents while telling you they are not performing a legal service and are not responsible for anything that happens.

While this was traditionally done with corporate formation documents and drafting of last wills and testaments, you can now go online and pay one of these companies to complete your divorce petition. Continue Reading