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"Grey" Divorces on the Rise

Divorces among older couples - otherwise known as "grey" divorces are increasing at a dramatic rate. According to research done by Susan L. Brown and I-Fen Lin at Bowling Green State University's National Center for Family & Marriage Research Center, the divorce rate has doubled from 1990 to 2009 for American couples 50-years-old and older.

Divorce Rate Among Baby Boomers Doubles

Over the past few decades, baby boomer divorces have been increasing at an alarming rate - which is especially surprising given that divorce rates for the population as a whole have stabilized in recent years. In fact, according to a study by Bowling Green State University, divorce rates for couples over 50 have doubled in the last two decades. For example, less than one out of 10 people divorcing in 1990 were over 50-years-old - a rate that rose to one out of four by 2009.

Facebook Status Update: Divorced!

A person can hardly read the news today and not hear some mention of social networking giant Facebook. Whether mentioning the record IPO earlier this month, or even the recent marriage of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it pops up almost everywhere we look. However, Facebook has also been making headlines due to the fact that it has been listed as a contributing factor in over a third of divorces, according to a recent survey.

Why do Americans Work So Much? Divorce Rates May Provide the Answer

In the early 1970s, Western Europeans spent more time working than their American counterparts - a trend that has drastically changed over the years. In fact, recent research indicates that Americans work 30 percent more than Europeans.

Divorce Rates Fall as Couples Acclimate to Two-Income Model

Divorce rates in the U.S. began to rise exponentially in the postwar era - especially during the 1970s - at a time when divorce laws were being changed and women began to enter the workforce. Even today, most estimate that roughly half of all marriages will end in divorce. But, even as divorce appears so prevalent in the U.S., divorce rates are actually dropping.

Texas Court Refuses to Delay Pro Se Divorce Forms

Last year, the Texas Supreme Court established the Uniform Forms Task Force with the ultimate goal of creating standard divorce forms for Texans who want to represent themselves during a divorce. Recently, the same court refused a request by the State Bar of Texas board of directors to suspend the task force's work on the Texas Divorce forms in order for the Bar to study the issue more in depth.

Plano Prenuptial Agreement or Divorce Insurance? No Contest

Less than ten years ago there was no such thing as divorce insurance. Today, several companies can provide it. This is for real. The intent is to provide for the costs of a divorce including legal bills, of course, but also the numerous attendant expenses associated with separating such as moving, setting up housekeeping and more.

Public Sentiment Leans Toward Equal Child Custody in Texas Divorces

It has been traditionally held in most Texas divorce cases that complete -- if not primary - custody of the child often goes to the mother. However, public sentiment is changing to favor equal child custody. As the role of women has changed a great deal in our society, so too has the common conception about their role in the family unit. Slowly but surely, the father is being thought of as more than just a monetary provider in his child's life.

Facebook and Divorce in Texas

If you are about to go through a divorce, it is important remember that your soon-to-be ex-spouse's attorney will be looking for evidence to help his or her client; that includes looking on social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn for evidence of your lifestyle or for comments or photographs that contradict statements you are making during the process.