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Archive for February, 2006

Divorces by State

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

I was surprised to find that Virginia had twice as many divorces as Maryland and thirty times as many divorces as DC in these 1997 statistics from Divorce Magazine:

Virginia 29,965
Maryland 16,397
DC 1,096

I guess Virginia really is for lovers.

Divorce Quotes

Friday, February 24th, 2006

The two hardest things in life are moving and divorce, and sometimes moving is not that hard. — Howard Newhouse

What Makes a Marriage Work?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

The more I practice divorce law for a living the more I think the most important element in a good marriage is good luck — that is finding the right person. I always say to my wife, if she ever thinks about divorcing me, just spend a day in my office and she will change her mind. It seems that divorce lawyers learn how to make a marriage work by seeing what doesn’t work. Chuck Williams gives more tips from divorce lawyers on how to make your marriage work in this Ledger-Enquirer article called Sticking Together.

Exit Strategy

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

If you are contemplating divorce instead of Valentine’s Day, Michelle Singletary lists some action items for your exit strategy in her Washington Post article today:

1. Make copies of joint tax returns. You can order computer transcripts for free from the IRS with form 4506-T or call 800-829-1040. Or you can get copies of the returns and W-2’s for $39 per return by filing form 4506.

2. Order your credit reports from Experian, TransUnion and Equifax.

3. Close joint accounts or ask your credit card company to convert them to individual accounts.

4. Consider selling the house.

5. Remember you may still be liable for debt to the creditor even if the divorce decree makes your spouse responsible for payment.

6. Do not assume that you will automatically get 50% of the assets. Maryland, Viriginia and DC are equitable distribution states. Equitable means fair not equal.

Divorce Quotes

Friday, February 10th, 2006

If you switch wives you just switch annoyances. — A wise man. (And you could probably say the same thing about switching husbands.)

Happy Divorce Day

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

With Valentine’s Day coming up, John Husband writes about this un-holiday if you are Single Over Thirty. You can subscribe to his column here. And here’s an idea. Celebrate Happy Divorce Day by taking your divorce lawyer to lunch.

A Word to Husbands

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup
When you’re wrong admit it;
And when you’re right, shut up.

— Ogden Nash

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