Monthly Archives: July 2008

Divorce and alcoholism

Current research on why marriages fail finds a powerful link between alcoholism and divorce. Alison Clarke-Stewart, professor of psychology at the University of California – Irvine, and Cornelia Brentano, assistant professor of psychology at Chapman University, report in their book Divorce: Causes and Consequences (Yale University Press, 2006) on numerous studies that confirm “people who […]

Going back to school after divorce

By Meg Mathur According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the median age of American men at the time of divorce from their first marriage is 33, and for women it’s 31. This is a time when most people are settled in their lives — they probably own a home, have kids, and/or have […]

Psychological and emotional aspects of divorce

       by Kathleen O’Connell Corcoran Divorce Effects and Prevalence It may be helpful to understand a little about divorce and the typical effects it has on men, women and children. The divorce rate in the United States is the highest in the world. Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. Sixty-seven percent of […]

End of summer is time for divorce

By Scott Michells As summer draws to a close, it’s time for the last few days of vacation, time for the kids to head back to school — and for many couples, time for a divorce. Though no official statistics are available, divorce lawyers who spoke with ABC News said more people decide to split […]

How long will it be before I can get credit after my divorce?

By Brent Tucker When you are going through a divorce, your finances can get a bit confusing.  ‘What money is mine’?  ‘What do I have to pay’?  ‘What do I do next’?   When I was getting divorced, I never really considered the ‘me’ part of the equation.  I was worried about the joint accounts, […]