One Colorado woman feels that she is part of a class that is often overlooked: single adults left with little money after a divorce, leading to a life of poverty or homelessness.
Celebrities often make headlines for reasons they'd rather not discuss. Because there is typically a lot of money involved, they are frequently involved in contentious divorce and child custody cases. Here are a few of the more notable celebrity child custody cases in recent memory.
It can be easy to take sides after a divorce. Our society is practically conditioned to "choose" one spouse or the other, or to automatically assign blame. It's not uncommon for a couple's friends to assume the husband initiated divorce proceedings. However, often times it's the wife, and the husband is left blindsided and with a diminished social circle.
It's easy to picture: You're in the midst of a divorce, your ex has just done something to purposefully make you mad, and you're tempted to go on a Facebook rant. People closely involved in divorce cases would say, "Don't do it."
Because of a decision by the Supreme Court in 1978, people who are not Native Americans cannot be prosecuted by tribal courts if they commit a crime on tribal land. Some might say that leaves a huge loophole for crimes to be committed and go unpunished.
Many years ago, it was very rare to hear about women who were ordered to pay alimony or spousal support to their ex-husbands. But new research shows it's happening much more often, and a recent case involving a well-known actress illustrates the point.
A committee in the Colorado House of Representatives last week voted to approve and send to the House proposed legislation that would allow same-sex couples in the state to enter into civil unions, giving them many of the same legal rights as married couples.
Last August, we told you about supermodel Linda Evangelista's child support dispute with her ex, billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault. She was reportedly seeking $46,000 per month in child support.
In the days before online bank accounts and computer wizardry, it may have been relatively easy to hide money from an estranged spouse. But in the last few years, thanks to technology, all of that has changed.
When people are having money problems, sometimes that filters down into other aspects of their life. And, according to law enforcement officials, cases of domestic violence are no exception.