31 Oct 2016

HBO’s ‘Divorce’ Traps Us in the Middle of a Bitter Feud

Frances and Robert Dufresne hate each other; got it? Good. Welcome to Divorce, a caustic new HBO comedy from Catastrophe co-creator and star Sharon Horgan. Set in the casually wealthy enclave of Westchester County, Divorce tracks the escalating horror of Frances and Robert’s separation with a realistic lack of sentimentality. In the opening scene of […]

11 Oct 2016

A Valentine’s Day Wedding Comes With Higher Divorce Odds

If you’re thinking of tying the knot this Feb. 14, the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany, has published new findings that may curb your enthusiasm. That’s the lead story in this week’s research wrap, which also looks at how Britons struggle to make heads or tails of what their central bank is saying and the […]

03 Oct 2016

Older Americans Are Jeopardizing Their Retirement With Divorce

Barbara Ballinger panicked when her husband of 29 years told her he wanted a divorce. At 51, she hadn’t seen the end of her marriage coming and wasn’t prepared to cover half the expenses for their five-bedroom home in a St. Louis suburb, their two daughters’ college tuitions, car and home insurance, and other necessities. […]

28 Sep 2016

7 signs you’re headed for divorce, according to a relationship expert

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s split has dominated the news cycle for the last few days, shocking fans and close friends alike. While this celeb breakup may seem surprising and awfully sudden, chances are, trouble’s been brewing for a while. Most divorces—celebrity and mere mortal alike—don’t just happen out of the blue, says Chicago-based relationship psychotherapist Michael McNulty, PhD. “Relationships […]

15 Sep 2016

Billion dollar divorces don’t just happen in the U.S. – Chinese tycoon who bought Grindr paying wife more than $1 billion in divorce

Zhou Yahui, the chairman of online gaming firm Beijing Kunlun Tech, has agreed to transfer hundreds of millions of shares in the firm to his wife, Li Qiong, according to a stock exchange filing this week. The huge settlement has made headlines in Chinese state media, which have described it as one of the costliest […]

13 Sep 2016

Couples At Risk During ‘Divorce Season’

Are certain times of the year harder on a marriage? Maybe, suggests new research that found Americans are more likely to file for divorce after winter and summer holidays. And, that’s true even though many couples view the holidays as a time when things might get better, the researchers said. “People tend to face the […]

06 Sep 2016

Can You Lose Your 401k in a Divorce?

Divorce among Baby Boomers is growing and is having an impact on retirement savings, according to new research. The divorce rate for those ages 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010, according to a Bowling Green State University study. According to the results of a recent survey from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer […]

25 Aug 2016

My Children Are Not Victims Of Divorce

When I realized my marriage was falling apart, I begged my ex to try harder for the kids, to go to therapy for the kids, to stick around just a little while longer for the kids. And he did. He tried harder – for the kids. He went to therapy – for the kids. He […]

16 Aug 2016

A Look at How Social Media is Impacting Divorce Cases

Most people with a smartphone are constantly tapped into some form of social media. Sharing cute pictures of kids and pets is simply a routine part of life these days. Some people even use social media to vent frustrations or look for advice. In a divorce case, however, shares on social media can create ample […]

15 Aug 2016

Men Without Full-Time Jobs Are 33% More Likely to Divorce

Jobs have a greater effect on marriage than money, says study What causes marriages to crumble? Each couple is a little different of course, but are there specific work and financial pressures that seem to have a bigger effect on the soundness of any given union than another? A spate of new research says there […]

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