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Keep Your Mouth Closed During Your Divorce!

11 March, 2010 by Lawrence in Communication, Divorce
Many divorce cases are either ruined or complicated because the parties involved simply talk too much.  If you are in the middle of a divorce, my biggest piece of advice to you is to keep your mouth closed.  Rumors have a way of coming around to haunt you, and what may have seemed like a […] read more...

What Documentation do I Need During My Divorce?

9 March, 2010 by Lawrence in Divorce, Property Division
This is an example of the documents I'll need in order to proceed with your divorce (this may change depending on your situation). Gathering some of these may involve a little time and effort on your part,but this is the documentation I need in order to protect your rights and make sure you ... read more...

How a Private Investigator Can Help Your Divorce

Would you believe your spouse is cheating? Would you like to know why there seems to be a lot of money missing? Is there a good reason to file for divorce? It may be that the best way to find out is to hire a private investigator. read more...

Leave the Guns Out of the Divorce!

There's no doubt that a divorce can be a very difficult, uncomfortable, and maddening experience. I've had my fair share of angry clients, and I'll even admit that my first marriage ended badly and I carried some bitterness for quite a while. read more...

Grounds for Divorce

13 November, 2009 by Lawrence in Divorce, Uncategorized
Tennessee is a fault-based state, which means that the person asking the court for a divorce must show that there is some basis, or reason, for the marriage to end. The statutes offer many different possible reasons (called "grounds"). read more...

Boring Sex and Bad Body Odor are International Problems

5 November, 2009 by Lawrence in Divorce, Staying married
If you are thinking that the high divorce rate is uniquely American, take a look at this article from Malaysia. In an effort to curb the rising divorce rate caused by "body odour, humdrum sex and boring pyjamas", the Malaysian government is hiring marriage consultants to teach people how to ... read more...

Can I get a divorce if I can’t find my spouse?

3 November, 2009 by Lawrence in Divorce, Property Division
For various reasons, married couples sometimes split without ever ending their marriage. Eventually one of them will want to marry somebody else, but they have this problem of the old marriage hanging around like an unsightly tumor and the previous spouse is nowhere to be found. read more...

Lessons Learned as John and Kate Fight to be the Bigger Scumbag

19 October, 2009 by Lawrence in Divorce, Property Division
I don't know what's wrong with these two, but I bet it's hard to spell. I can't help but notice that neither of them talk about the kids unless they're either trying to build sympathy for their case or using them as a weapon against the other, as evidenced by the legal battle over "John & ... read more...

The Gentile Art of Property Management Within Marriage

14 October, 2009 by Lawrence in Staying married
This is the story of one of the biggest fights my wife and I ever had. It was all about "abandoned property". We were at dinner one evening with a group of friends. I don't remember exactly why, but we were sitting in the bar section of a restaurant, and I remember watching sports on the ... read more...

Letterman May be Facing Divorce

As could have been predicted, rumors are that Letterman's wife wants a divorce. If so, I'll be watching with interest as his case would touch on a couple of issues I've written about recently. I had written about whether or not Hugh Hefner's wife could use "adultery" as grounds, and I've ... read more...