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Did My Wife File for Divorce?

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This week’s question comes from an email. The San Diego husband and father writes: My wife wants a divorce. Where online can I find out if she’s filed in our county? In some states, it would be impossible for you to find this information online. You would then have to …

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Wife’s Debt in Divorce

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We got this question from a San Diego husband and father a few days back: “Am I responsible for my wife’s unscrupulous spending and credit card and loan debts that are in her name?” Unfortunately, the Court does not focus on whose name is on the card; instead, it treats …

Judge: Go swap Facebook & Match.com

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A judge in Connecticut orders divorcing parties to exchange social network passwords. While it has always been possible to request information from Facebook, this is the first time I’ve seen the court require parties give full access to their social accounts. Judge Kenneth Shluger ordered that the attorneys for Stephen …

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Secrets of a Successful Second Marriage

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I got this article in the Wall Street Journal from a colleague of mine about the success rate of second marriages. It starts with this sobering if not obvious fact. Overall, second marriages are shorter. The reason being that second marriages begin later in life and are more likely to …