07 Jul 2017

Our Favorite Divorce and Lifestyle Blogs

When you’re going through a divorce, it’s not always easy to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but trust us, it’s there. Sometimes, it helps to read about the experiences of people who have gone through a divorce and come out of it happier, healthier, and ready to take on the world. […]

27 Feb 2017

Triple talaq: India’s battle against three words that grant instant divorce

With just three words, Farha, a 30-year old woman from the northern Indian city of Jaipur, became a single mother of three young children. Farha’s husband instantly divorced her last year by saying “talaq, talaq, talaq” in a fit of anger after their 10-year-old daughter had asked him for five rupees (seven cents) to buy […]

13 Feb 2017

Valentine’s Day by the numbers: How much Americans spend on love

Valentine’s Day by the numbers: How much Americans spend on love Valentine’s Day is here, and Americans are shelling out stacks of cash to celebrate love. In fact, average spending on the holiday this year is expected to hit $136.57, according to the National Retail Federation. From spending on flowers, jewelry and greeting cards, celebrating […]

12 Feb 2017

Surprise! Your partner may be lying to you about money

Your partner may be lying to you about money An estimated 12 million people have a secret bank account or credit card Here’s a Valentine’s Day treat for you — your partner may be hiding cash, hoarding a secret credit card or spending money without telling you. A new survey from CreditCards.com found that 28 […]

12 Feb 2017

Putin signs law reducing punishment for domestic battery

Putin signs law reducing punishment for domestic battery Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that decriminalizes some forms of domestic violence, according to state-run news agency Tass. Dubbed the “slapping law,” it decriminalizes a first offense of domestic violence that does not seriously injure the person, making it a less serious administrative offense. […]

06 Feb 2017

These Are the 25 Most Expensive Places to Get Married

These Are the 25 Most Expensive Places to Get Married A survey of last year’s newlyweds may prompt some breakups all across America. by Thinking of getting married? Move to Arkansas. That’s where this increasingly expensive proposition is usually cheapest, according to a survey of 13,000 American brides and grooms who got hitched last year. […]

06 Feb 2017

The Secret to Sibling Success

The Secret to Sibling Success Years ago, my younger brother and I attended the wedding of a childhood friend, held on a high floor of a stylish San Francisco hotel. We were standing by the floor-to-ceiling windows, joking with each other, when the sister of the groom approached. “You guys are so close,” she said. […]

06 Feb 2017

So it’s money — not sex — that can bust up your relationship

So it’s money — not sex — that can bust up your relationship Less than half of Americans are comfortable sharing their financial details This Valentine’s Day, don’t let your checkbook get in the way of your love life. A recent survey from LearnVest, an online provider of financial planning services, found that 68 percent […]

29 Jan 2017

The Divorce Penalty: This 401(k) Fee Can Add Insult to Injury

The Divorce Penalty: This 401(k) Fee Can Add Insult to Injury A profit center. A silent fee. One more kick in the pants. Those are a few of the ways divorce lawyers describe the fee that many 401(k) plan participants have to pay when they need to divide a retirement account in a divorce. As […]

29 Jan 2017

Ways Social Media Impacts Law

Ways Social Media Impacts Law Social media, broadly defined, is having a powerful impact in the U.S. legal environment. Additionally, as social media crosses national boundaries, global legal concerns, not addressed in this brief comment, must be considered in practice. The following limited and incomplete points illustrate how one must exercise care in the social […]

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