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  • EXECUTIVE ORDER UPDATE
    The following is an excerpt from the recent immigration update from the Department of Homeland Security (1/29/2017): "For the next 90 days, nearly all travelers, except U.S. citizens, traveling on passports from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen will be temporarily suspended from entry to the United States. The 90 day period will allow for proper review and establishment of ...
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  • Want to Divorce? Why Not in January, the Divorce Month?
    According to several recent studies, it might be time to rename January to “Divorce Month” due to the noticeable jump in divorce filings and inquiries each year in that month. FindLaw and Westlaw worked together to study nationwide divorce rates between 2008 and 2011. The conclusion was a sudden rise of divorces in January, and a 50% increase in internet searches for phrases along the lines of “ ...
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  • The Divorce Rate in the U.S. Drops to Lowest Point in Decades
    While the overall divorce rate in the U.S has fluctuated over the last few decades, the past few years have seen a steady decline. New data from Bowling Green State University (BGSU) suggests that the divorce rate in the United States is at its lowest point since the 1970s. Researchers out of BGSU’s National Center for Family & Marriage Research have found that in 2015, an average of 16.9 out of ...
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  • 400+ Million FriendFinder Networks Accounts Exposed by Hackers
    FriendFinder Networks owns and operates a number of “adult-oriented” websites that are popular around the world. In order to access these websites, users must provide personal and identifying information in an account. Hackers claim to have recently broken into FriendFinder Network’s data sources and exposed more than 412 million user accounts, and the implications of what this could mean are only ...
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  • Biggest Celeb Divorce of 2016: The End of Brangelina
    Were you surprised to hear that one of the crowd favorite Hollywood power couples, “Brangelina” (an amalgamation of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie), was divorcing ? Allegedly, so was Brad Pitt when Angelina sprung the paperwork on him just a day before she headed to the courthouse to make it official. The grounds for her divorce was simply “irreconcilable differences”, or no-fault in other terms. ...
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  • Divorce Rates Peak during March and August
    New research coming out of the University of Washington has discovered that divorce rates within the state increase dramatically during the months of March and August. While conducting the study, researchers looked at divorce records going back 15 years, beginning in 2001. The paper is among the first to look at divorce records in this light and makes several predictions as to why divorce rates ...
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  • Queens Family Court Digitizes Its Records
    For the longest time, the American court systems, and indeed many other governmental branches, have been criticized for being unable to keep up with changing technology. The Queens Family Court has broken away from this negativity by fully digitizing its records of crates upon crates of paper files. After a 2015 blaze destroyed millions of court files in Brooklyn, the Queens Family Court update ...
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  • Jewish Orthodox Marriages Face Prenuptial Agreement Controversies
    A prenuptial agreement can be used by couples who are preparing to enter into marriage to set some ground rules upfront about what must be done in the event that their marriage was not meant to be forever. This is growing in popularity across the country, even here in New York, as people start to recognize it not as a sign that their spouse lacks faith in the marriage’s chances but rather that ...
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  • Pope Francis to Weigh In On Divorce in the Catholic Church
    Devout Catholics have been divided over how the faith addresses divorce and remarriage for decades, at least. On one side of the issue, many believe that original doctrines must be deliberately followed, which is to say that after a divorce, there should be no remarriage and can be no Communion for the divorced. On the other, they see that times are changing and believe that divorce should not ...
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