Archive for May, 2012

Reward of Waiting

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Women who become sexually active in their early teens are twice as likely to divorce their partners as those who wait until adulthood.

According to a study, 31 per cent of girls who had sex as under-16 year olds divorced within five years of marriage. Almost half divorced within 10 years; however, 15 per cent of those who waited divorced within five years, and 27 per cent within 10 years.

Experts said early sexual experience “led to the development of behaviors that promote divorce.”

University of Iowa researchers found 31 per cent of women who lost their virginity as teenagers had premarital sex with more than one partner, compared with 24 per cent who waited longer to have sex. One in four who had sex in adolescence had a baby before marriage, compared with one with 10 who did not.

“The results are consistent with the argument that there are downsides to adolescent sexuality, including the increased likelihood of divorce,” said Anthony Paik, the lead researcher.

Seven Sets of Documents for Divorce

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Here are the most important seven categories of documents required for a divorce:

Income documents. This includes pay stubs and tax returns, with all supporting documents and schedules.
Bank records. This means, at the least, the most recent statement for each account, and if possible all statements going back to the date of marriage.

Retirement and other investment records. This means all pension statements for both spouses dating back to the time of marriage. Also, the last statement prior to marriage can be very significant (especially in community property states) to show the pre-marriage balance.

Credit card statements. The most recent statements are necessary, but a lot of important evidence can be garnered from the historical statements.

Real estate documents. The most important real estate documents are the Deed of Trust and Warranty Deed for any property currently own.

Mortgage statements & any other debts. Recent statements showing the current payoff balance for any other debts are important.

Relevant emails or other correspondence. Correspondence or emails can be extremely helpful pieces of evidence in the case.