Irish Divorce

In 1995, the people of Ireland approved a referendum by a vote of 51% to 49% to eliminate the constitutional prohibition to divorce. Prior to the law being signed into law in 1996, many couples who no longer wanted to live as married to one another lead separate lives in what was referred to euphemistically as an Irish Divorce. Although legally married, the two people would often set up households with new mates and even start a second family. The uncoupling was complete in every way, expect in the eyes of the law.   Although divorce was more difficult to obtain......

Pro se divorce … you don’t say!

Pro Se is Latin for “by itself”. Used in law it means to represent one’s self. Pro se divorce (sometimes known as Do-It-Yourself divorce) generally refers to a divorce where there is no mediator, collaborative lawyers or litigators used in the dissolution of the marriage. In other words, the couple decides to reach a divorce settlement between themselves without using a third party. It can happen that one spouse appears in court pro se while the other one is represented by a lawyer, although this is not advisable as the lone side could end up with a distinct disadvantage. Pro......

Rule #2

Divorce is very common and children are capable of overcoming a lot, but it can still have some very devastating effects. I recommend that parents go to our website and download the My Children's List which contains some simple rules that they should follow. My Children's List can be downloaded from the homepage. Below is an example with a short narrative.Don't give long-winded explanations about the divorce that may be confusing to kidsDivorce is stressful which can cause some people to let out their frustrations when explaining the break-up. Do not give a run-on statement to your children about everything......

The Divorce Rate is 50% … Or is It?

Is the divorce rate in the US 50%? Well, it depends on who you speak with and how the calculating is done. The good news is that most of those who are in the science of social trends believe the rate is coming down.  Before going any further here are some statistics from the US Bureau which are a bit sobering:40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorceA divorce happens every 36 seconds2400 divorces occur every dayThere are 16,800 divorces every week876,000 divorces are recorded each yearThe average length of a marriage ending in divorce is 8 eight yearsAccording......

Rule #1

Divorce is commonplace and children are capable of overcoming a lot, but it can still have some very devastating effects. I recommend that parents go to our website and download the My Children's List which contains some simple rules that they should follow. My Children's List link: http://goo.gl/ANjwIE Below is an example with a short narrative.Do not recruit children to your side.Your child has two parents and should be allowed to love and enjoy both. Tearing down the bond between your child and your ex in not just selfish, it is outright child abuse. Just as cruel is requiring your......