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Divorcing a Narcissistic Wife

If you have been dealing with a narcissistic spouse, you may have finally reached your limit. To divorce may come as a reasonable, and welcome, relief from going through the problems you have with your spouse. Keep in mind that divorcing a narcissistic wife can be...

The myth that men can’t be good single parents

You’ve probably heard people complain about how it seems like women always get custody of the children in divorce. Though it doesn’t happen 100% of the time, there is this idea that women are good single parents and that men are not, meaning the children should spend...

Grounds for divorce in Alabama

Have you ever heard the term “grounds” for divorce? These are the reasons you believe the court should allow you and your spouse to legally end your marriage contract. Once upon a time, the court required at least one spouse to be “at fault” for the end of the...

Most divorces are initiated by women

Among unmarried couples, men and women tend to initiate breakups fairly evenly -- but that changes after marriage. Around 70% of divorces are initiated by women.  Why the disparity? There are a few reasons why women are more likely to file for divorce than men. ...

How men are stereotyped in the divorce process

It’s an interesting fact that men and women are looked at differently in how they respond to divorce. Men, it’s assumed, are more about action and getting things done, while women are assumed to be caring or to be more feeling. The reality is that men also have...

Can a gray divorce improve a man’s mental health?

When people talk about the effect of divorce on mental health, the perspective often highlights the negative consequences. For example, reports about isolation and depression after divorce can make it seem like a process that will make you miserable.  However, the...

How much custody time do Alabama dads get?

Nearly everyone from childhood experts to family court judges agrees that children benefit from loving relationships with both parents. Despite this, fathers in Alabama and other southeastern states often get less custody time than mothers do following their divorce....