Monthly Archives: November 2009

Ten Tips to Deal With Holiday Stress

The holidays can be one of the most stressful times.  There are financial and familial demands.  The stress and pressure can become unbearable and lead to depression. The Mayo Clinic offers ten tips into dealing with holiday stress. 1. Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to you has recently died or you can't be with…
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Social Abandonment: Not a Grounds for Divorce

Because New York remains the only state in the country that does not provide for a no-fault divorce, creative lawyers have been forced to “push the envelope” to develop theories using the statutorily recognized grounds of divorce-abandonment, adultery, cruel and inhuman treatment, imprisonment, and constructive abandonment. In one recent case, the wife alleged that she…
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New York’s Highest Court Up-holds Same Sex Marriage

The New York Court of Appeals narrowly upheld same sex marriage in New York.   The Court, in a 4-3 decision did not settle the question  of whether same-sex marriages performed in other states should be recognized. Judge Eugene F. Pigott Jr., writing for the majority, expressed “hope that the Legislature will address this controversy.” The…
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Divorce Risk Higher When Wife Gets Sick

    A recent study found that women who were told they had a serious illness were seven times as likely to become separated or divorced as men with similar health problems. Tara Parker-Pope reports in the Well Blog that: When the man became ill, only 3 percent experienced the end of a marriage. But…
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Financial Issues That Destroy The Best of Marriages

I have long felt that since money and money issues are the leading cause of divorce, the economic health of a marriage is a good barometer of the overall health of marriage. Ron Lieber, in his “Your Money” column in the New York Times identifies five, often unanticipated, economic stressors capable of destroying even the…
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