Monthly Archives: July 2012

Child Custody Cases and Religion

The divorce proceedings between Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have brought religious differences in a marriage to the forefront.  Katie was raised as a Catholic and Tom belongs to the Church of Scientology.  While reading articles about the couple’s divorce, some writers hint at, or come right out and say,...

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Divorce Celebrations

When a marriage ends in divorce,  most former spouses go on quietly to a new life.  However, there are those divorced individuals who throw a party to celebrate their divorce.  Is this a tasteless celebration that is held as a direct and intentional insult to a former spouse, or is...

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Divorce and Privacy

When a divorcing couple has spent their marriage sharing all aspects of their lives with one another, it may seem strange to acknowledge that they now not only need to build a new, separate life, but need to keep many aspects of that new life private from their former partner. ...

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Military Marriages and Retreats

The Pentagon reported last year that the military divorce rate has risen steadily since 2001, from 2.6 percent to 3.7 percent in 2011.  These figures point out that nearly 30,000 military marriages ended last year alone.  The civilian rate of divorce has actually fell, from 4 percent in 2001, to...

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Virtual Visitation and Child Custody in Florida

In divorce cases that involve children, custody arrangements are made that makes it possible for both parents to actively take part in their children’s lives.  However, unseen events can occur, such as a job or military transfer, that makes it impossible for a non-custodial parent to physically be a part...

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Domestic Violence Homicides up in Pinellas and Other Florida Counties

Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force members are alarmed by the number of domestic violence-related homicide cases this year.  All ready this year, there have been seven domestic violence-related homicides, which is one more than in all of 2011.  This alarming raise in numbers of domestic violence-related homicides isn’t just...

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Paternity and Support

What happens when a father learns that the child he has raised and loved for years is not his biological daughter?  The answer to that question, of course, depends on the father in each case and also on the laws of the state in which he resides. One father in...

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Website Sheds More Light on Florida’s Laws

Although a state’s laws can be found and read online, understanding the complicated laws can be quite difficult for the average American.  In an effort to make a more user-friendly way to read and understand Florida’s law books, one foundation has created an online website to make the statutes not...

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Domestic-Partner Registry Now Covers all of Orange County

Last year, the vote to pass Orlando’s domestic partner registry was not only quick, but uneventful as well.  However, extending the registry to cover the whole county, turned into a tumultuous political battle.  On Friday when the vote was taken for the measure, neither the county commissioners nor Orange County...

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Helping Children Cope with Divorce

For children, the divorce process can be a stressful, sad, confusing and emotional time in their lives.  No matter what their ages, children may feel angry or uncertain about their parents splitting up.  Parents can help their children cope with divorce by  providing a stable home and having a reassuring,...

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