Monthly Archives: June 2012

Words of Wisdom for Divorcing Parents

Years ago, Minnesota Judge Michael Hass gave some blunt advice to divorcing parents in his courtroom: “Your children have come into this world because of the two of you. Perhaps you two made lousy choices as to whom you decided to be the other parent. If so, that is your problem and your fault. No… [...]

Baby Boomer Divorce Rates on the Rise

Recent research shows that divorce rates among baby boomers are on the rise. In the last two decades, divorce rates for couples over 50 have doubled, according to a new study by Bowling Green State University. Other interesting finds from the study include: Divorce rates for couples over 50 were highest among black couples, and lowest… [...]

Halle Berry Ordered to pay $20k in Child Support

Actress Halle Berry has been in a legal battle with her ex, Gabriel Aubry, for a while now over custody of their four-year-old daughter Nahla. This week, the custody judge ordered Berry to pay Aubry $20,000 a month in child support. That adds up to roughly a quarter of a million dollars per year. This… [...]

Paying for College is Especially Difficult for Children of Divorce

College tuition has increased to staggering levels in recent years, making it more and more difficult for students to pay for their education. This is especially true for children of divorced parents. A new study by the University of Wisconsin and Rice University shows that married parents pay for an average of 77% of their… [...]

Governor Dayton Vetoes Child Custody Bill

Governor Dayton vetoes problematic child custody bill titled “The Children’s Equal and Shared Parenting Act.” Had this bill passed, it would have made it so the minimum parenting time was 45.1%, and when one parent disagreed with the time allotment, they would have the burden of proof to show the courts why the other parent… [...]

RFK Jr. Accuses Ex-Wife of Abusing his Children in Divorce Case

In a recently released affidavit, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. accused his late wife Mary of poorly treating his children from his previous marriage in their ongoing child custody case. In the affidavit Robert accuses Mary of: Stealing things from his daughter Showing up uninvited on vacations he took after separation Calling him numerous times a… [...]

Same Sex Couples Finding it Difficult to Divorce

Same sex couples are finding it increasingly difficult to get divorced. At the time of this writing, only 6 states and the District of Columbia allow gay marriage. None of these states have a residency requirement attached to their laws either, meaning a same sex couple doesn’t have to live in the state to be… [...]