Everything listed under: divorce

  • Markle vs. Markle

    Recent Family Law Developments Case: Markle v. Markle (Unpublished) [click links for full text] Decided: August 14, 2007 Facts: Plaintiff filed his complaint for divorce and petition for temporary custody of the children in Michigan on May 28, 2003, but omitted the affidavit required by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). The Van Buren Friend of the Court mailed plaintiff forms on June 2, 2003 to rectify the omission.

  • 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 ...

  • What is a Divorce?

    Divorce is dissolution of a valid marriage before the death of either spouse. It can be contrasted with annulment, which is a declaration that a marriage is void. A divorce must be certified by a court of law, as a legal action is needed to dissolve the prior legal act of marriage.