Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Divorce Rates Remain High for Baby Boomers

Some studies have shown that divorce rates have started to decline, however, it appears that divorce for Baby Boomers remains high. The Baby Boomers were the first to start the divorce boom and that trend has not stopped. There are many theories over why people divorce late in life, whether people who divorce late in life are likely to remarry, and the affect that divorce has on adult children. The following article is an interesting discussion on all of these issues and the trend of Baby Boomer divorce.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Telling Your Teenage Children About Your Divorce

What you tell your children about your decision to divorce varies depending on your children's age. I generally encourage my clients to keep the children out of their marital decisions as much as possible, but at the same time give them information about what is going on and how it is going to affect them. With teenagers this can be especially difficult because they are old enough to understand the implications of divorce and may want to save their parents' marriage. The following article addresses how you should approach your teenage children in the event of a divorce. The main focus is remaining a united front.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Should You Leave Him?

There is a new movie coming out this weekend called "The Women" which is a remake of a 1939 movie where a woman finds out that her husband has cheated and she contemplates whether she should stay or whether she should go. I've heard one of the Judge's in Orange County, Florida state that cheating is a character flaw and not any one's fault. While I'm not sure whether I believe that or not, there is something to be said for whether cheating is a character flaw or a symptom of a bad marriage. Divorce has grave consequences, financially and emotionally, however, do those consequences outweigh the emotional toll of "letting them get away with it"? I'm not sure that I personally know the answer to that question, but what I can tell you is that as a family law attorney, one of the most common reasons why people divorce is infidelity and it is usually infidelity that has occurred on more than one occasion. Does forgiveness allow someone permission to cheat in the future? The following article talks about whether or not you should divorce someone if they cheat and has several comments after the article from people who voice their opinion on what they would do. What would you do?