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Family Law

Can you have a healthy divorce?

Is a divorce ever healthy? Is that even possible? You can certainly have a healthy marriage -- and an unhealthy one. It seems like the reverse would also have to be true. "Healthy" just isn't the way that most people are accustomed to thinking about divorce. Divorces...

5 factors that can lead to a divorce

There are folks out there who believe that marriage is more of a science than an art -- and they say that they can pretty much predict who will end up divorced. While there are always "outliers" in any scientific study, experts who have been studying the statistics on...

Expect the emotional stages of divorce

You've probably heard of the "stages of grief," but have you ever heard of the stages of divorce?It's unlikely that anybody just wakes up one day and makes such a life-altering decision as divorce. More than likely, anyone considering divorce has been going through a...

Is your marriage doomed?

How do you know if your marriage is just having a rough patch or you're really heading for divorce?Probably the best person to ask is a divorce lawyer. According to some attorneys who've seen their fair share of divorcing couples, these are some of the signs of a...

Divorcing with dignity: A grown-up's guide

Divorce doesn't have to be ugly and brutal. If you and your spouse are open to an amicable divorce, there are plenty of ways to get there.Here are the best things to remember and the steps to take:Remember that you cannot control the other personYou are the only...

Maryland divorce laws

A marriage is a marriage, but a divorce -- believe it or not -- may come in different flavors depending on your state. For instance, in Maryland, you might be asked: Do you want an absolute divorce or a limited divorce? So what does all that mean? What is an absolute...

The reality of domestic abuse against men

The phrase "What would Jesus do?" came into prominence back in the 1990s. Many adherents of the Christian faith wore buttons or wristbands with the letters WWJD. It was meant to inspire wearers to think and act motivated by Jesus's love. That WWJD meme inspires this...