November 2012 Archives

How son-in-laws can protect their marriages

The holiday season is when extended families come together and spend the most time together. While this may be a special time for some, Thanksgiving and Christmas can't be over quickly enough for others. This notion traditionally rested with men who could not stand being around their wives' families.

Thanksgiving brawl at Halle Berry's home leads to arrest

It appears that people were not in the mood to give thanks at Halle Berry's home last week, where a fight allegedly broke out between Gabriel Aubry, Berry's former boyfriend and father of their child, and Olivier Martinez, Berry's current beau. According to a report from TMZ, the altercation occurred when Aubry showed up to Berry's home for a custodial exchange on Thanksgiving. Martinez allegedly told Aubry that he and Berry "had to move on", which apparently led to a shouting match and punches being thrown.

How to navigate Thanksgiving with the in-laws

Family drama at Thanksgiving is as common as turkey and stuffing. In fact, a recent poll on, two-thirds of those who responded indicated that they expect some type of conflict before dinner was over. This anxiety can make going to (or facing) the in-laws very stressful, especially if you are in the midst of a divorce.

Collecting Child Support from Self-Employed Parents

Collecting child support can be difficult when a non-custodial parent works sporadically or changes jobs frequently. According to a U.S. Census report, less than half of parents awarded child support actually receive it, and those who pay usually do not provide the full amount ordered.

CIA Director Petraeus resigns amid scandal of extramarital affair

After an FBI probe into suspicious emails uncovered his extramarital affair, CIA Director David Petraeus abruptly resigned from his post. According to a report, The FBI had been investigating an unrelated case when the name of Paula Broadwell was discovered in several messages. The Bureau continued on this lead and eventually uncovered the affair.

How to keep divorce costs from spiraling out of control

Money is a major source of stress as men and women go through divorce. It may have been scarce during the marriage, but now you are essentially living on your own and you may wonder how you are going to afford an attorney to guide you through the process. While having a legal counselor is well worth the money you spend, there are several things you can do to reduce your costs.

How to Co-Parent During the Holidays Without Killing Your Ex

The Halloween candy has been eaten and the costumes are put away. Now parents must endure prepare for what is supposed to be "the most wonderful time of year". Indeed, holiday season is ideally about good tidings and cheer, and making life-long memories for children. However, many divorced and separated parents look towards the holiday season with dread, because they know it will be another season of fighting and sniping over gifts and parenting time.

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