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January 2009 Archives

Australian Man Accused of Throwing Daughter to Her Death

The Associated Press reported this morning that a Melbourne, Australia man was accused of throwing his four-year old daughter to her death off a 190 foot (58 meter) eight-lane freeway bridge over the Yarra river in Melbourne. In a moment that can only be described as sheer insanity the man apparently unexpectedly stopped his SUV on the West Gate Bridge shortly after 9:00 am in the middle of rush hour. Stunned commuters phoned police to report seeing the man drop his child off the bridge. The police pulled the child from the river about ten minutes later, nearly dead. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she died approximately four hours later.

What Cost Divorce?

It has been said of divorce that it is expensive, but "worth it!" Expensive indeed. And an acrimonious divorce is significantly more expensive than most. This is a point that was driven home to one party to such a divorce in Britain when she found it necessary to hand over her £250,000 (approximately $370,000) custom diamond ring to her divorce lawyers so they could continue the fight on her behalf. It has been reported by the British online publication "Mail Online," the online version of the "Daily Mail," that Marco White, celebrity chef and star of the popular show "Hell's Kitchen," (previously hosted by a former protégée of White's, Gordon Ramsay), gave the gift to his wife of 8 years and mother of his three children, Mati White, after she gave him his two sons. Ms. White is reported to be penniless now, after having already spent nearly £1,000,000 (roughly $1,475,000) on her divorce lawyers!

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Life After Divorce: Dating as a Single parent - It's Easier Than You Think

Though the prospect of dating after a divorce while simultaneously raising children may certainly seem like they go together like oil and water, rapidly changing societal demographics and norms are making it easier on all parties involved. A single parent's daily itinerary is undoubtedly filled with school, homework, and extra-curricular activities, not to speak of managing his or her way through the tough economy. But out of the wonderful and chaotic life of being a single parent can unexpectedly come a dating life, and possibly more.

Addictions and Mental Disorders -Recognizing a Gambling Problem

Gambling can be an incredibly destructive addiction and also undermine an otherwise wonderful marriage. Although gambling is as old as recorded history and quite common in today's society, spouses should monitor behavior that might be indicative of a serious illness. Before your marriage and wealth is destroyed by this potentially devastating vice, educate yourself on some of its symptoms.

Relocation Upon Divorce

Close Proximity to Alcohol Vendors Can Present Significant Problems for Children

When deciding where to relocate upon divorce, thoughtful and caring parents must account for much more than commuting distances and other convenience aspects in their analysis. While parents certainly factor in safety as a large concern in their relocation decision, some areas of protection are not as obvious as one might think. Close proximity to alcohol vendors presents many forms of potential danger to your children, and you should exercise great caution in choosing a neighborhood that limits easy access to such.

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