In the past, many couples sought to legalize their union through marriage. But times have changed and more and more couples now live together without getting married. While peaceful and lifelong cohabitation of unmarried couples is always possible, National Center for Health Statistics data reveals that more than one-fourth of couples living together who have not wed will break up within their first three years of cohabitation. Going separate ways can produce several problems for these ex-couples.
Recent research concerning as to why couple's divorce may not provide additional insight. However, this research does reiterate that divorce can be extremely stressful for both husbands and wives. There also are indications of a large number of cultural factors that go into why a divorce has taken place.
The title of this post is perhaps one of the most common questions in any relationship across the nation because it taps into our primal nature to make order out of chaos. Now, that's not to say that your own relationship cannot be affected by other relationships in your life, but rather it's important to remember that sometimes things happen in our lives that are completely random and may not have anything to do with what we think they might.
The Missouri legislature has taken steps to make it easier for individuals to assume the role of being foster parents in our state. Missouri Senate Bill 47 allows for distant relatives and individuals with family ties to receive additional subsidization for taking on the role of guardianship for children.
Marriage as an institution has become quite tricky. While the idea is that two people who love each other very much take vows to honor and respect each other, and spend the rest of their lives together, going by the high divorce rate one has to be realistic when speaking of marriage. In addition, outside of the fact that many marriages just do not work out as intended for any number of reasons, there are also those marriages where one has to question the motives behind the marriage in the first place.
For the first time in 14 years, the U.S. Supreme Court is getting ready to rule on whether the Indian Child Welfare Act can stop an adoption, even if that adoption was granted by the custodial parent and done in accordance with state law. The ruling is expected to set precedent to future ICWA cases.
Paying child support in Missouri is not an option. Rather, it is a payment that typically the noncustodial parent has to pay -- by law. In cases where payments are not made, the parent who owes can be expected to be contacted by the Missouri Division of Child Support Enforcement. This division specifically works with custodial parents to help locate a noncustodial parent who is behind on child support payments.