Saturday, July 21, 2012

Getting Divorced? What Should You Do Now?

Divorce is unpleasant but planning and discretion can make it less so

By Daryl Nelson,

It can happen to any couple, not just Tom and Katie.

When people get married and utter those famous vows of matrimony, most convey those words with heartfelt sincerity.

Sure it's all good when the rice is being thrown, and the soda cans are dangling from the car's rear, but for some, it goes completely downhill from there.

It doesn't take much research to find that consumers generally regard divorce as being on a par with death and taxes. We surveyed nearly 7 million comments posted on social sites like Twitter and Facebook over the last year and found divorce trending barely above a zero percent approval rating.

Aside from a few who said the experience was "worth it," most of those commenting saw more bad than good in the divorce process:

How many?

And just how many U.S. marriages end in either separation or divorce?

It's actually hard to pinpoint specific figures as there are conflicting statistics from both surveys and government reports, but according to the National Center for Health Statistics, one-third of new marriages will end in divorce within ten years, and 43 percent within 15 years, but those numbers vary and heavily depend on the couple's age.

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Recalls For Saturday, July 21

CareFusion Recalls EnVe Ventilator

A leak may occur in the patient breathing circuit or the system

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Burlington Coat Factory Recalls Power Strips

Undersized wiring poses a risk of shock to consumers

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Children's Beach Chairs Recalled

Downeast Concepts says the chairs have exposed, sharp metal rivets, that pose a laceration hazard

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NJ Firm Recalls Various Frozen, Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products

Potential exists for Listeria Monocytogenes contamination

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