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Support for Gay Marriage Reaches Record Levels

According to a new Washington Post-ABC News Poll, 6 in 10 Americans support same-sex marriage – a record high. As the national debate about gay marriage moves to corner stage on April 28, ...
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Hillary Duff Faces Child Custody Battle

In January 2014, Hillary Duff and husband, retired Canadian NHL player, Mike Comrie announced that they were amicably separating and were going to continue co-parenting their son, Luca Cruz Comrie. ...
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Update: Orthodox Rabbis Found Guilty of Conspiracy

On Tuesday, three Orthodox rabbis in New Jersey accused of kidnapping and torturing Jewish men into giving their wives a divorce were convicted of conspiracy in federal court. Rabbis, M. Epstein, 69, ...
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Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin Officially Divorced

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin have officially divorced. The former couple's business managers hashed out the details over their divorce settlement, which included ...
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Angels' Slugger Josh Hamilton Files for Divorce

Angels' slugger Josh Hamilton is in the process of divorcing his wife, Katie. In February, the divorce petition was filed in Tarrant County, which is located in North Texas – the same county ...
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What Paternity Means to an Unwed Father

These days, lots of children are born out of wedlock. Whether the parents knew that marriage wasn't in their future, or never would be, or if they broke up before getting the chance to walk down ...
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Building a Brighter Future After Divorce

If you're getting divorced, you probably understand why the Holmes-Rahne Stress Inventory found that divorce is the second leading stress in life, just behind the death of a spouse, yet above ...
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Guam's Attorney General Directs Same-Sex Marriage Licenses to Be Issued

HAGATANA, Guam – Guam's Attorney General, Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson says that she's directing the public health department to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. ...
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Divorce Myths Busted!

As Los Angeles divorce attorneys, one of our jobs is to answer our clients' questions. As a natural part of this process, we dispel common myths and misconceptions. Below, we bust some common ...
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Filing Taxes for Same-Sex Married Couples in California

Each year on April 15, filing taxes is a burden that every American must face. However, tax day can be an accounting nightmare for gay and lesbian couples who live in states that don't recognize ...
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When Spouses Knew it Was Over

If you bring 100 divorced individuals into a room and ask them about the exact moment that they "knew" they were getting a divorce, you will hear some intriguing stories. Here are some ...
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Iron Chef's Bobby Flay Separates From Stephanie March

Iron Chef's Bobby Flay seems to be headed towards divorce from his wife, Law & Order: SVU star, Stephanie March. The couple supposedly separated 3 weeks ago, with Flay packing his bags and ...
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Don't Ignore Your Credit Score in a Divorce!

In the midst of a stressful divorce, one's credit score will often be the furthest thing from a spouse's mind. It's not uncommon for people's credit scores to take a big hit when they ...
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New York Woman Serves Divorce Papers Over Facebook

What do you do if you're trying to serve divorce papers but you can't locate an elusive spouse? Well, a judge in New York recently decided to let a Brooklyn woman use Facebook to serve her ...
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Superior Court Urged to Consider Same-Sex Marriage Views Abroad

Towards the end of April, the Supreme Court will be hearing historical arguments about same-sex marriage from both sides. In the interim, advocates and opponents of same-sex marriage are urging the ...
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What We Can Learn From Children of Divorce

We'll let you in on a little secret: If you assess the people that you know, we doubt that you'll notice a higher rate of unhappiness or neurosis in children of divorce than children from ...
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Charlie Chaplin's Shocking Divorce Papers Found

An original copy of Charlie Chaplin's 1927 divorce papers filed by his teenage wife, Lita Grey were found at an abandoned bank in Los Angeles. Nearly 90 years later, Grey's shocking ...
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Pro Golfer Jason Dufner Divorcing Wife Amanda

The day after finishing tied for 24th at the Valspar Championship, pro golfer Jason Dufner and his wife, Amanda agreed on a divorce settlement. The couple met through mutual friends in 2009, got ...
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Mary Bonauto to Argue for Gay Marriage in Supreme Court

On April 28, the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments over the same-sex marriage debate, however, this date has just become even more historic. On Tuesday, attorneys for gay and lesbian plaintiffs ...
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Major Life Events That Lead to Divorce

While there are definitely marriages that end in "happily ever after," many couples endure plenty of life stressors and relationship changes that change the dynamics of the relationship ...
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Staying Healthy During Your Divorce

Whether you've have been married for 15 years or 3, divorce can be hazardous to your health, even when it's for the "best." Divorce is often accompanied by a great deal of stress and ...
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Can Divorce Be Better for Kids?

There's plenty of research showing that divorce can be difficult on children. If you are considering divorce, you may be worried that your children will suffer long-term consequences. However, ...
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Why Divorcing Couples Bring in a Financial Planner

Not all divorces involve significant marital assets, however, when a couple does have any measurable assets, it can be very beneficial to enlist the help of a financial planner. All divorces involve ...
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GMA Co-Host, Lara Spencer Splits from Husband

Good Morning America's co-host, Lara Spencer and her husband of 15 years are calling it quits. Lara Spencer, and her husband, former CNN reporter, David Haffenreffer told Page Six that after a lot ...
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Largest Group of Presbyterians Approves Amendment that Allows Same-Sex Marriages

Last week, the largest group of Presbyterians in the nation approved an amendment to its constitution that will allow same-sex marriage. The change will be in the Book of Order for the Presbyterian ...
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