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  • Who Initiates Divorce?

    The National Center for Health Statistics reports that from 1975 to 1988 in the US, in families with children present, wives file for divorce in approximately two-thirds of cases. In 1975, 71.4% of the cases were filed by women, and in 1988, 65% were filed by women. According to a study published in the American Law and Economics Review, women currently file slightly more than two-thirds of divorce cases in the US.

  • Top Causes of Divorce

    Divorce Causes An annual study in the UK by management consultants Grant Thornton estimates the main causes of divorce based on surveys of matrimonial lawyers. The main causes in 2004 (2003) were: * Extramarital affairs - 27% (29%) * Family strains - 18% (11%) * Emotional/physical abuse - 17% (10%) * Mid-life crisis - 13% (not in 2003 survey) * Addictions, e.g. alcoholism and gambling - 6% (5%) * Workaholism - 6% (5%) According to this survey, men engaged in extra-marital affairs in 75% (55%) of...

  • United States Divorce Statistics

    Divorce Statistics In the United States, in 2005 there were 7.5 new marriages per 1,000 people, and 3.6 divorces per 1,000, a ratio that has existed for many individual years since the 1960s. As many statisticians have pointed out, it is very hard to count the divorce rate, since it is hard to determine if a couple who divorce and get back together in that same year should be considered a divorce, so there is in fact no predictive relationship between the two annual totals. This method does not ...

  • Do Michigan grandparents have rights?

    The answer is now: 'Yes, in certain circumstances.' The U.S. Supreme Court's 'Problem' with 'Grandparent Visitation' Rights In Troxel v Granville, 530 US 57, 65; 120 S Ct 2054, 2060 (2000), the Supreme Court struck down a Washington grandparent visitation statute because it unconstitutionally infringed on parents' fundamental constitutional rights. According to the Supreme Court, "the interest of parents in the care, custody and control of their children--is perhaps the oldest of the fundamental...

  • What Kind of Grandparenting Time May the Court Allow?

    If the court finds that the grandparent has overcome the presumption in favor of a fit parent, the court next looks to the following factors in deciding how much grandparenting time should be allowed: a. The love, affection, and other emotional ties existing between the grandparent and the child. b.

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