Divorce Issues — Main Page
Developmental stages of expunged fathers
Daddy's girl matures later Stepfathers are shown to produce 'precocious puberty' in young females, by Candis McLean, 2001 04 16, p. 46
Appetite for family destruction,
Washington Times, 17 June 2001, Commentary section (Forum), p. B5.
By Stephen Baskerville, Full Story
Child Support and Alimony
Some [hair-raising] Case Law Examples
By Eeva Sodhi
Consequences of Father Absence — The Impact of divorce on our Children
Men and divorce
Look who doesn't want a divorce; New studies indicate women are first to file, but that joint custody keeps families together
By Candis McLean Full Story
The mother of the child fathered by the man used identical tactics in a previous relationship with another man who fathered one of her children. Full Story
When it comes to child custody, Canadian divorce law is weighted in favour of the wife. But new research has stripped women of their moral superiority: It suggests they initiate divorce twice as often as men. (Alberta Report, Jan 11, 1999; the article is no longer available at the website of the Alberta report. It is now available here. 2003 03, WHS)
See also the study report "These Boots are Made for Walking: Why Wives File for Divorce," by Margaret F. Brinig and Douglas W. Allen. The article quotes extensively from that report.
These Boots are Made for Walking: Why Wives File for Divorce
By Margaret F. Brinig and Douglas W. Allen.
This study report is based on an analysis of 46,000 divorce certificates from Connecticut, Virginia, Oregon and Montana. The authors state that the data from these records are relatively accurate, "since they are compiled by judicial personnel from facts alleged by the parties and
proven based upon sworn testimony in court hearings." [My emphasis, —WHS]
That would reflect assumptions that all allegations are true, that only sworn true testimony is being accepted by the courts, and that the judicial system is absolutely neutral and doesn't exhibit any
gender bias. Because all three of those assumptions are patently false, it is debatable to what extent the conclusions by the author are accurate, namely that although often the act of filing for divorce is being motivated by considerations of material gain through seizing assets, it is also driven to a considerable extent by the wish to escape exploitation. The impression is given that in the latter case it is the wife who has the impression that she is being exploited by her husband.
The authors found that "who gets the children is by far the most important component in deciding who files for divorce, particularly when there is very little quarrel about property, as when the separation is long." Although the authors report that women file more often for divorce, by far, and increasingly so, they purport that this is so because women generally are more attached to the children of the marriage than the fathers are.
Information from the report was extensively quoted in
MS Word files containing the study report are available at
Caution: The footnotes weren't displayed when I viewed the files using MS Word6 on my PC. However, the printouts of the files contained all of the footnotes.
The study report by Brinig and Allen is also available in HTML (abstract) and in PDF format (full text 189 kB).
Deportation Resulting from Allegations of Stalking!? Not Yet!
Miller's ex-wife tells her story
A story of a family break-up An account by a father.
Having posted vital statistics and the pictures of his children is deemed contempt of court, because it is a breach of "
his parental obligation by exposing the minor children to danger in posting their pictures and personal data, on the Internet." So dear fathers, be advised. Not only is it foolish to love your children, but it is even deemed criminal to brag about them! If nothing else, it's a sure way to lose access to them after divorce or separation. Come on now! It doesn't have to make sense! Abandon all hope for sense and compassion for you and your children when the powers rationalize their decisions by declaring that they are made "in the best interest of the children." Full Story
Various Views of Divorce & Marriage Rates in Canada Full Story
A family-law innovation empties Medicine Hat courtrooms and gains attention around the continent
By Colby Cosh, March 4, 2002 The Report, p. 30 Full Story
Do you take this woman? No Way!
After two decades of persecution in family courts, men are rebelling against marriage
By Candis McLean, Alberta Report, Jan 18, 1999, page 32 - 35 Full Story
Which came first the faith or the fidelity?
The Edmonton Journal, 25.10.98, By Lorne Gunter Full Story
Finances become a mess before, during and after divorce and separation.
Often people are compelled to borrow money to tie themselves over.
Here is a Mortgage and Loan Calculator (MS Spreadsheet, Excel file 20 kB, ZIP file - 5 kB) that will help with calculating loan and mortgage payments for varying amounts of loans, interest rates, payment amounts and terms of loans or mortgages. The calculator will allow you to determine the difference in interest payments and loan terms for alternatives.
If you wish to use another mortgage and loan calculator that is easy to use
and readily available on the Internet, here is a link to
the Fox Business Mortgage Calculator. (It requires Java to be
enabled on your PC.)
Life After Divorce & Separation Advice
By Stephen Baskerville, Ph.D., Howard University
Peer-reviewed article in PS: Political Science and Politics, vol. 35, no. 4 (December 2002).
....Virtually every major social pathology has been linked to fatherlessness: violent crime, drug and alcohol abuse, truancy, teen pregnancy, suicideall correlate more strongly to fatherlessness than to any other single factor. The majority of prisoners, juvenile detention inmates, high school dropouts, pregnant teenagers, adolescent murderers, and rapists all come from fatherless homes. The connection is so strong that controlling for fatherlessness erases the relationships between race and crime and between low income and crime....
....Fatherlessness and the judicialbureaucratic machinery connected with it have grown up together as increasingly worldwide phenomena....
The White Rose
Thoughts are Free
Posted 2002 03 05
2002 07 09 (provided link to Mortgage- and Loan-Payment Calculator)
2003 04 20 (added entry for child-support and alimony case-law examples)