Posts belonging to Category Divorce Statistics

A Conversation between Joe Sorge and Mark Baer Regarding ‘Divorce Corp.’: Part 2 of a Series

This is the second of a series of articles wherein I share a conversation I had with the executive producer and director of “Divorce Corp.” wherein we discussed the 58 reasons why I was unable to endorse the film.  Since my last article covered points 1 through 5, I will start this article with my […]

A Conversation between Joe Sorge and Mark Baer Regarding ‘Divorce Corp.’: Part 1 of a Series

As I mentioned in my last article titled “The Hidden Agenda Behind the Making of ‘Divorce Corp.,’” as a condition for watching the movie prior to its release, I agreed to “keep the specific contents and storylines in the movie confidential” until the film’s release. The world theatrical premiere of “Divorce Corp.” was held in […]

The Hidden Agenda Behind the Making of “Divorce Corp.”

On January 9, 2014, My Advocate Center will be hosting the world premier of a documentary film titled “Divorce Corp.” The following day, the film will be released in theaters around the country. AMC’s synopsis of the film is as follows: “A shocking exposA of the inner workings of the $50 billion a year U.S. […]

“Cut Backs in Court Services Create Alternate Forms of Dispute Resolution in High Conflict Families”

Due to the sequestration, there will be seven separate furlough days where the courts will not be operating or will be operating well under staff between now and September, 2013. Also, there are significant layoffs in office staff due to lack of funding and due to the fact that the funding is going towards paying […]

CAN WE REALLY RELY ON “PRECEDENT” IN DIVORCE CASES? IS GAMBLING NOW GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE?

Lawyers are taught that they are to rely upon “precedent” in advising their clients and presenting their cases.  “Precedent” means that the matter has been decided a certain way before by a court of authority and it should be decided that way again.  But the truth of the matter is that precedent seems to do […]

MISSISSIPPI IS THE FIRST STATE TO ALLOW A DIVORCE SOLELY ON THE USE OF MARIJUANA

Mississippi Code Section 93-5-1 (Rev. 2004) lists “habitual and excessive use of opium, morphine, or other like drug” as a ground for divorce. A grant of divorce on this ground requires the plaintiff to establish that the spouse’s drug use was (1) habitual and frequent, (2) excessive and uncontrollable, and (3) that involved opium, morphine, […]

Is divorce reform really the way to go?

A recent Washington Times article quotes divorce-reform advocates as making the argument that they can be part of the solution to helping their government save money in these times of economic belt tightening. The article goes on to say that encouraging troubled couples to work things out could benefit the national bottom line. The author […]

DOES A SPOUSE HAVE A CIVIL SUIT FOR DAMAGES FOR DENIAL OF SEXUAL RELATIONS?

Here is a link to an article describing a successful suit by a French wife against her ex-husband for failure to perform sexually during the marriage.  She was awarded the equivalent of $15,000 US. At first blush, this action seems preposterous. However, a look at law in Mississippi provokes some thought as to whether or […]

CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS AND YOUR FRIENDS

We are all seeing statistics showing social networking leading to 25% of the marriage breakups and up to 1 in 8 of marriages.  The evidentiary aspect of social networking is growing exponentially.  Here are tips if your marriage is unhappy or in trouble.  First, post nothing on the Internet that you don’t want the world […]

CBC to Air “Thoroughly Modern Marriage” Documentary

Does Marriage Still Matter? On Thursday January 20 at 9PM in Canada (9:30PM in NFLD), the CBC is airing the documentary Thoroughly Modern Marriage. Through interviews and discussions with couples, neurologists, sociologists and historians from across Canada, the documentary asks the fundamental questions: does marriage still matter? Is it “broken”? And if so, can and […]