Divorce Around the World

How to Handle Post-Divorce Tweeting: Beware Of the Bitter Twitters

by Deb Mecklinger
Use the following tips to maintain grace, save face and keep your divorce out of cyberspace. When it comes to divorce, DO NOT use Twitter to:
1)  Break News: Don’t break your story with a Tweet. Instead, speak.
2)  Spread News: Be discreet and keep your story in house. This is not the time to build an […]

Same-Sex Divorce? New York Got Your Back

A New York judge recently ruled that the divorce between two women could continue. According to Law.com, the couple was married in Massachusetts but can now obtain their divorce in New York.
Supreme Court Justice Rosalyn Richter could not find a reason “to carve out a unique exception for the parties” simply on account of […]

Divorce: Bad for the Environment

By Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY
Divorce isn’t green, says a study being published today.
The research, led by ecologist Jianguo “Jack” Liu, a Michigan State University professor of fisheries and wildlife, looked at international data comparing utility consumption and housing space per capita in married and divorced households. He found that divorce creates more households with fewer […]

Man Divorces Wife for Lying about her Age

The court granted a divorce to a man who claims his wife lied to him about her age.
She said she was 24-years old before they got married.
After they got hitched, however, she ‘fessed up to really being 30-years old.
Darn Asian girls. Even the locals can’t tell how old they are.
A little slow on the intake, […]

Divorce Rates Around the World

Check out the percentages of marriages that end up in divorce from countries around the world (courtesy of Wikipedia).
A surprising 1st place goes to Sweden (unfortunately followed by good old Uncle Sam), while an even more surprising last place can be awarded with honor to the 1.2 billion people of India.
Which brings me to the […]

How is this Night Different from All Other Nights?

For Israeli families affected by divorce, the Passover season can be a trying time of year.
Consider these three individuals both in Israel and in the US, who asked that their real names not be used. A divorced mother of two toddlers, Jennifer says the Passover seder does nothing to bring her children closer to their […]

New York Times Pisses Off Conservatives with its Talk of Single Women

Credit to le divorce for the following post:
The New York Times published a story last week about how 51% of American women are now living without a spouse:
William H. Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution, a research group in Washington, described the shift as “a clear tipping point, reflecting the culmination of post-1960 trends […]

Islam Respecting the Ladies Again: Divorce By Text Message

Muslim authorities in Dubai have decided to mold Sharia law to fit with 21 modern times.
Wow, you say… Could they finally be equalizing women’s rights, or stopping brutal mutilation as a means of punishment, or maybe even enacting free speech?
Not so much… They’ve decided that tradition can be merged with technology by allowing a man […]

Study Reveals 90% of Divorces in Ireland End Amicably

The perception that divorce in Ireland is characterised by bitter legal battles between former partners has been exposed as a myth after a study of family law cases found 90% of them end amicably.
The study showed nine out of 10 divorce and judicial separation cases which came before the Dublin Circuit Court last October were […]

Local Radio Hands Out Free Divorce for Valentine’s Day

Sometimes “Cupid” just doesn’t get it right… but now, just in time for Valentine’s Day, local radio station WZZO is offering chance to break away from your ball and chain without breaking the bank: A Free Divorce Giveaway!
WZZO has been calling out to lonely, bitter souls to send in creative divorce poems in exchange for […]