Pacific Northwest Magazine: “Couples can divorce without drama”

CFLGSD member Constance Ahrons, Ph.D., rofessor emerita of the University of Southern California and the former director, Marriage and Family Therapy Doctoral Program, is quoted in a recent article written for Pacific Northwest Magazine, which appears every Friday as part of the Seattle Times.

In the article, Dr. Ahrons explains what it means to have “a good divorce,” a phrase she originated to describe the type of divorce made possible through the Collaborative Divorce process.

ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

It’s always good news when people are given an opportunity to learn more about Collaborative Divorce through articles like this one, featuring experts like Dr. Ahrons.

Read the article here.

 

College Debts Delaying Marriage For Graduates

There is a new and surprising reason not to take on too much college debt.

A survey by Harris Interactive conducted for the American Institute of CPAs found 15 percent of college graduates have postponed getting married due to their student loan payments.

This is a significant number. Almost 39 million U.S. adults had student loan debt at the end of 2012 – 70 percent more than in 2004, according to statistics from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Financial stress and difficulties remain a leading cause of divorce. CFLGSD member Myra Chack Fleischer of Fleischer & Associates wrote about the impact of these statistics from a family law attorney’s perspective in her regular column for Communities at Washington Times.

 

Brave New World of Divorce: Alimony For Your Eggs?

Divorce is never a happy situation. But it can be especially difficult for women who would like to become mothers and face an expiration date on their fertility.

Baby CupcakesReproductive medicine provides many more options for people who wish to become parents. But this can also complicate a divorce. Fertility preservation could now become an issue in divorce if a New York family law case sets a precedent.

CFLGSD member Mel Mackler shares this article from the New York Times on September 7 about the case; read it at this link. How do you see this playing out in the courts and in divorce in the future?