Does drinking alcohol increase the chances of divorce? A new study suggests that the more a person drinks, the more likely they will get divorced.
Last month, reality TV star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel announced that she and her husband of three years had decided to divorce. Frankel is the creator of the popular Skinnygirl cocktail and lifestyle brand, but she is probably best known as a former star of the "Real Housewives" franchise and a spin-off reality show about her life and marriage.
It is probably not inaccurate to say that most Marietta residents consider divorce to be something engaged in by relatively young couples; those who can't make it past the "seven-year itch." But according to new research, divorce is actually on the rise for a completely different demographic: members of the baby boomer generation.
It can be difficult enough to separate from a spouse with whom you share a home and a family. So what happens when you share a career with your spouse, and a very public one at that? This is what Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn had to deal with when her husband filed for divorce in November. Because not only was he her spouse, but he was also her coach, scheduler, manager, and press liaison.
When Bernie Madoff was arrested in 2008 and charged in connection with one of the largest, most damaging Ponzi schemes in U.S. history, his wife of 50 years denied any knowledge of her husband's fraudulent actions. "Like everyone else, I feel betrayed and confused," Ruth Madoff said in a statement released shortly after Bernie's arrest. "The man who committed this horrible fraud is not the man whom I have known for all these years."
Thoughtful pre-divorce planning is key in obtaining a client's divorce objectives that fully promote the client's best interests and those of any children going forward.