Posted on October 26th, 2011
Experts in family social sciences have proposed a radical form of legislation that would require a one year waiting period for couples filing for divorce. They call it the Second Chance Act, which would require educational classes on reconciliation in addition to the waiting period.
Research conducted by the experts included polling 2,500 couples far along in the process of divorce. 10% of couples were interested in reconciling and in 30% of cases at least one spouse wanted to reconcile.
The experts also cite Western Europe as an example. In most western European countries, three year waiting periods are the norm. The writers of the Second Chance Act are focused mainly on the aspect of children’s well-being, as studies show that children of divorced parents have a higher risk of juvenile delinquency, behavioral problems, and mental illness.
If you or someone you love are considering divorce or would like to learn more about the process, contact the Houston divorce lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.
Posted on October 19th, 2011
According to a new study from The National Center for Family & Marriage Research, divorce rates are increasing in older generations. In fact, in the past thirty years, divorce rates for couples born in the Baby Boom generation (1946-1964) has doubled.
While nearly half of divorces these days end in divorce, one in four divorces are between couples 50 years or older. Experts believe divorce rates are increasing for older couples because of changing societal views on divorce. No longer considered taboo or necessarily negative, more couples who are not happy are not as pressured to stay together as they once were.
Many couples are also believed to say together for their young children, but once the children are grown and moved out, some decide to end their marriage.
If you are considering filing for divorce and are seeking legal advice, contact the Houston divorce lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.
Posted on October 12th, 2011
Lawmakers in Mexico City have proposed a radical approach to the increasing divorce rates: offering temporary marriage licenses that will expire after a two year period unless the couple agrees to renew the license.
Advocates of the proposal claim that, since half of marriages in Mexico City end in divorce, the law would ease the emotional turmoil of filing for divorce as well as lessen the stress on the court systems.
However, temporary marriage licenses has made the very conservative residents of Mexico very upset. Mexico has the second-largest population of Catholics in the world, and the Catholic community has spoken out against the proposal. Many claim it goes against the very nature of marriage and will lead to couples making irresponsible decisions.
Voting on this piece of legislation is expected to come by the end of the year.
If you or someone you love is considering filing for divorce or would like to learn more about the process, contact the Houston divorce lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151 today.
Posted on October 6th, 2011
Stevie B., most well known for his 90s hit “Because I Love You (The Postman Song),” was arrested last week on charges of failing to pay child support. The mother of his two teenage daughters claims that the singer owes more than $400,000 in child support.
The singer, whose real name is Steven Bernard Hill, continues to deny these claims after spending spending several nights in jail and having to pay an $11,000 bond. Earlier this week, Hill agreed to pay $420,000 in child support and will pay $921 every week. He also has offered to pay an additional $500 a week as a gesture of goodwill.
Hill also has two children from his first marriage and three from his current marriage.
If you are interested in learning more about child support or concerned that you may be paying an excessive amount of child support, contact the Houston child support lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.