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Aug 11, 2011

Due to the tough economy, South Florida residents are filing fewer court cases and are seeking budget-friendly ways to obtain legal services, reports WZVN, the Fort Myers ABC affiliate.

As a result of this trend, the divorce rate in Florida has decreased during the past year, according to the source.

An area attorney told WZVN that legal costs running to thousands of dollars have become prohibitive for many couples seeking divorce. Filing costs alone, which for a divorce run to more than $400 in Florida, can make divorce impractical in this economy.

Jul 27, 2011

The Association of Divorce Financial Planners is expecting record attendance for its ninth annual conference.

Allied divorce professionals, judges, mediators, attorneys, divorce financial practitioners, paralegals, therapists, insurance agents and other financial professionals will convene as the newly expanded ADFP addresses various financial issues as they pertain to divorce.

“In recent years, we've expanded our chapters across the U.S., including California, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Tennessee," said Lili Vasileff, president of the ADFP.

Jul 19, 2011

After seven years of marriage, superstar couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have decided to divorce.

"We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters," the singers told People Magazine in a joint statement. They also said that the decision was "painful," and they want to maintain their privacy.

Jul 5, 2011

What has been speculated on repeatedly since the scandal originally broke has now been confirmed, as Maria Shriver has officially filed for divorce from former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The marriage contained no prenuptial agreement and a copy of the divorce petition, obtained by TMZ, cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split after 25 years of marriage.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver separated after details concerning Arnold's admitted affair with an employee of his household revealed he had fathered her teenage son.


Jun 24, 2011

When a celebrity gets married, the notion of longevity is rarely addressed by the media. Hollywood may not be the best place to sustain a successful relationship, as the pressure and publicity that is created by the town can lead many famous couples to end their marriages in a divorce.

Director Jason Reitman has filed for divorce from his wife Michelle Lee after the couple ended their relationship of more than seven years, according to PopEater.

Reitman filed the divorce papers in Los Angeles County Superior Court last week, the first step towards annulling the marriage.