People spend a lot of time talking about how tobe happy post-divorce. That includes how to move on, date again, co-parent, etc. But what about the time while you’re in divorce? Unfortunately divorce can be a long process- sometimes it can take years, God forbid. Here are three easy steps Dr. Lisa Kaplin shared with HuffPost regarding the best ways to be happy in a divorce: [Read more…]
Reasons For Divorce: Popular love and divorce blog Love Counsellor recently reported on why women divorce men. In this century, there are fewer women willing to stick to a lousy marriage because of an underlying sense of insecurity and fear of loneliness. Women are much more likely now to initiate a divorce. Love Counsellor reports that most women choose to divorce their husbands because of the following: [Read more…]
Divorce Advice: Is Your Marriage in Trouble? Whether you’re on your first marriage or your third, the following signs outlined in a recent HuffPost Divorce article should be red flags. Divorce may be just around the corner if you don’t attempt to fix the issues in your relationship. More than 75% of marriages in California end in divorce, which is an alarmingly high statistic. As a California-based family law firm, we witness the problems couples in Orange County face, and the below 10 items can be a great checklist for your relationship. Be weary of these marriage issues: [Read more…]
There’s a little-known collection of public licensing numbers that insiders at Orange County courts unofficially call our “Happy Index.” And, lately, the numbers have been pushing the Index up.
Perhaps it’s the economy, the Lakers’ second championship in a row, or this summer’s hot song, “California Gurls” by Katy Perry. Whatever the reason, Orange County saw more June brides – and June grooms – this year than the year before. In all, there were 2,034 marriage licenses issued in Orange County last month, a bump of about 3 percent.
“We call this the happiest place on earth,” quipped Renee Ramirez, the deputy commissioner who oversees Orange County licenses and civil marriage ceremonies.
Another number on our Happy Index shows that marriage ceremonies performed at the courthouse are way up. A whopping 752 ceremonies were performed this June, up about 15 percent from June of ’09.
“They come in limos. They come during lunch. They come in big formal dresses or just jeans or shorts,” Ramirez said. Some, she added, actually do come from The Happiest Place on Earth – Disneyland. She can tell by the Mickey and Minnie hats.
But, if marriage is indeed happiness – and, really, is there a husband reading this who won’t raise his hand and say ‘Yes, dear, it is!’ — the real question is this: What’s the trick to keeping the marriage going? [Read more…]
Fact: California established its first divorce law in 1851, which stated that the grounds for divorce included impotence, adultery, extreme cruelty, desertion or neglect, habitual intemperance, fraud, and conviction for a felony. (1) [Read more…]