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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

Various Statistics

More Statistics

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

 

  • Divorce

 

If current trends continue, no-one will be married in 2077.
(posted with permission)
See more TRUE cartoons by Daryl Cagle

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 Shattered Myths.

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).

  • Divorce from Hell

Erwin Miller's Trial

Deportation Resulting from Allegations of Stalking!? Not Yet!

Erwin 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

  • Divorce Rates in Canada

Various Views of Divorce & Marriage Rates in Canada  Full Story

  • Divorce without Poison

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

  • Faith and Marriage

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, suicide—all 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 judicial–bureaucratic machinery connected with it have grown up together as increasingly worldwide phenomena....

(Full Story)


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Posted 2002 03 05
Updates:
2002 07 09 (provided link to Mortgage- and Loan-Payment Calculator)
2003 04 20 (added entry for child-support and alimony case-law examples)