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January 30, 2015

Single and Fifty: The "Gray" Divorce

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The phenomenon of the gray divorce has led to a tidal change in society.  The term "gray" divorce refers to people divorcing in mid-life.  Although the national divorce rate is dropping, the divorce rate among baby boomers (people born between 1946--1964 who are age 51-68) has doubled in the last 20 years.  Collin County divorce attorneys report that an astounding one in four people over fifty is now divorcing.  Studies show that women initiate an incredible 66 percent of these divorces.  

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

January 23, 2015

Disability and Divorce: Pop Culture Teaches an Unpopular Lesson

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The movie "The Theory of Everything," released November 2014, chronicles the life and love of Stephen Hawking and his wife of 30 years, Jane Wilde.  Based on Wilde's memoir, the movie tells the story of the young couple marrying in 1965 at the early stages of Hawking's motor neuron disease. 

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

January 21, 2015

It's True — Divorce Rates Are Declining

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People may talk about a high divorce rate or lament the number of families that are now single-parent homes due to divorce, but the reality is that divorce rates have been declining since their peak in the early 1980s.  For the past three decades, the national divorce rate has been steadily falling to its present level of 3.6 divorces per 1,000 households.  The caveat to the declining rate of divorce is a generational anomaly. The baby boomer generation, which is demographically large enough to skew statistics, has an increasing divorce rate.  

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce


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