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Divorce attorneys heading into busy times
SignonSanDiego ^ | 01/08/2006 | Jenifer Goodwin

Posted on 01/08/2006 10:38:55 AM PST by Panerai

Resolutions for 2006: Lose weight. Make appointment with cosmetic surgeon. File for divorce.

Retailers may have December, accountants have March, but divorce attorneys say January and February are among their most bountiful months.

"A good gauge on how the divorce business is doing is how busy my members are," said Fadi Baradihi, president of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts in Southfield, Mich. "And my members say it's a busy time for them."

During fiscal 2004-5 in San Diego Superior Court, November and December had the fewest divorce filings, with 962 couples throwing in the towel during the Christmas month. Filings were up 10 percent in January, and February's rate was nearly 17 percent higher than December, with 1,123 people giving their beloved the heave-ho.

Still, the high point – or the low-point, depending on your perspective – was June, when 1,258 people filed.

Divorce experts say the number of new filings doesn't tell the whole story. This month and next, they're certain they'll see a surge in clients walking through the door. Some will want to file paperwork immediately. Other clients scope out an attorney, seek legal advice and then wait weeks or months to file with the courts.

(Excerpt) Read more at signonsandiego.com ...


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1 posted on 01/08/2006 10:38:57 AM PST by Panerai
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To: Panerai
Oh, goody. The divorce industry is anticipating a banner year.

Good for them. They can have it.

2 posted on 01/08/2006 10:43:04 AM PST by Reactionary (The Liberal Social Order is a Hedonistic Idiocy)
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To: Reactionary

Ah yes, this is something that I've only done once and will never do again. I'll never marry again either.


3 posted on 01/08/2006 10:46:35 AM PST by umgud (uncompassionate conservative)
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To: umgud

Divorce costs more than marriage. that is because Divorce is worth every penny. Marriage, often is not worth what you pay.

With marriage, you don't find out the terms of the contract until after the period of performance is over.


4 posted on 01/08/2006 10:55:02 AM PST by Donald Meaker (You don't drive a car looking through the rear view mirror, but you do practice politics that way.)
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To: Panerai

Just wait until the queers can divorce. I can almost hear the lawyers smacking their lips.


5 posted on 01/08/2006 10:56:27 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: umgud

I almost did it once and hope never to consider it again. Divorce is often prefaced by the idea that life can be perfect through the finding of the right circumstances.


6 posted on 01/08/2006 11:00:24 AM PST by Ma3lst0rm
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To: umgud
I'll never marry again either.

I said the same thing for quite a number of years.......but things don't always remain the same in one's life.

8 posted on 01/08/2006 11:22:08 AM PST by Gabz
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To: umgud
Ungud:
My friend, I have married twice, both times to the same lovely lady. The first time before a judge in San Luis Obispo, Ca. the second time before a priest at the Mission San Miguel in San Miguel, Ca. They must have taken as we have been married now for 61 years.(on March 1st that is>)Have never regretted it either. Marriage is a wonderful instution if both work at it in unison.

Good evening and the very best to you and yours.

Semper Fi
Tommie

9 posted on 01/08/2006 11:51:13 AM PST by Texican (This FORMER MARINE will never in his life time "Cut and Run")
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To: Panerai

Oh, here we go: another thousand-post thread. Let me save everybody a lot of time, emotion, and bandwidth by summarizing briefly what the next thousand posts are going to say.

--My ex-wife stole my kids, my money, my truck, my boots, my quarter horse, and my best coonhound. I was a saint. Therefore all American women are bitches.
--We are not.
--No American woman will look at me. I'm going to Ukraine/Russia/Slovakia/Pango-Pango to find a real woman.
--American men suck.
--We do not, it's all your fault, you avaricious sluts.
--Women need to stay home with the kids.
--They can't, taxes are too high.
--My new Guatemalan wife is gorgeous and loves me for my soul.
--She's using you.
--She is not, all foreign women are beautiful, cultured, sexually insatiable, and sweet.
--We've had a perfect marriage for 47 years and my husband still adores me.
--Shut up and stop gloating.
--Stop being so bitter, there are lots of lovely single people out there and if someone doesn't want you it's your fault.
--Here's a great article by Fred Reed on why foreign women are better.
--Fred's right, American women are all bitches.
--Oh, yeah? Well, American men are all bastards and Fred's one too.
--You're a liberal.
--You're a communist.
--Admin Mod: Knock it off.


10 posted on 01/08/2006 12:34:06 PM PST by Capriole (I don't have any problems that can't be solved by more chocolate or more ammunition.)
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To: Panerai

11 posted on 01/08/2006 12:39:00 PM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions, keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: TigersEye

When the topic is the War Between the Sexes, yeah. If anybody posts on the subjects of divorce, custody, sex, dating, or Maureen Whose-Name-I-Will-Not-Type-Because-I-Don't-Want-To-Have-To-Post-An-Obligatory-Picture-of-Catherine Zeta-Jones, the threads just blow up.


13 posted on 01/08/2006 12:59:12 PM PST by Capriole (I don't have any problems that can't be solved by more chocolate or more ammunition.)
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To: Texican

61 years of marriage. Congratulations.
Feel like a newlywed since I've only been married 47 years.


14 posted on 01/08/2006 12:59:41 PM PST by jerry639
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To: Texican
Way to go Tommie and bride.

My wife and I married firts before a JP in Belton,Texas some 30 odd years ago and the second time with Father John presiding at St James in Danielson, Ct.

God bless you and many more.

15 posted on 01/08/2006 1:04:15 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jerry639
Jerry:
My friend we are looking forward to going to Las Vegas next Wednesday for three days. Life just gets better with age. I am 81, soon to be 82 and still work my 40 hours each week. The wife is 76 soon to be 77 and is still in good health too. I think we both still have another 10 to 15 years together. I hope that your marriage is as good as ours, ant that it will last as long.

Good evening and the very best to you and yours.

Semper Fi
Tommie

16 posted on 01/08/2006 1:45:13 PM PST by Texican (This FORMER MARINE will never in his life time "Cut and Run")
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To: jwalsh07
Jwalsh:
My friend I surly hope your marriage will last as long and be as happy as ours has been. I will be 82 next June and my lovely wife will be 77 in February. WE are both in good health, and I still work my 40 hours each week. We will be going to Las Vegas next Wednesday for three days, just to get away from So. California for a while. I think we still have a few years left and we plan on enjoying them. Good luck with your wonderful marriage too.

Good evening and the very best to you and yours.

Semper Fi
Tommie

17 posted on 01/08/2006 1:49:51 PM PST by Texican (This FORMER MARINE will never in his life time "Cut and Run")
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To: TigersEye

You are right but sometimes it is necessary.


18 posted on 01/08/2006 3:39:47 PM PST by Ma3lst0rm
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To: Capriole

LOL!!! Your post is too fun!


19 posted on 01/08/2006 3:54:20 PM PST by EverOnward (help support our hero soldiers at anysoldier.com)
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To: Capriole

Beautiful! Post of the day.


20 posted on 01/08/2006 4:00:00 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Texican
Texican,
I really don't know how to reply to your message but feel that I must.
May God continue to bless you and your wife with good health and good fortune.
Few couples know the joy of a relationship, such as yours, that has lasted so many years.
Thank you from my heart for your service to your country.
Any children, grandchildren, greats? I would really like to know.
I'm amazed by the fact you still work 40 hrs a week.
God willing, the wife and I will be together for many more years too. As I always tell everyone, my wife isn't my better half, she my better 3/4. Great lady and the only woman with enough patience to put up with me for all these years.
22 posted on 01/08/2006 10:41:12 PM PST by jerry639
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To: TigersEye
Divorce is easy. It requires no commitment.

I would phrase that slightly differently:

The lack of commitment in marriage results in divorce.

My Christian counselor with great wisdom and much experience let me in on Truth no one had ever told me, that in order for a marriage to work four commitments are required of two parties. These are:

Truth
Faithfulness
Kindness
Work

Those are not "utopian ideals of marriage," they are the basics.

Sadly, my husband was not willing to commit to these things.

23 posted on 01/09/2006 3:39:29 AM PST by .30Carbine (If the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. The wife is not bound in such circumstances.)
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To: Capriole

My new Guatemalan wife is gorgeous and loves me for my soul.
--She's using you.
--She is not, all foreign women are beautiful, cultured, sexually insatiable, and sweet.

Once I got over them just loving me for my body it all seemed so natural .

24 posted on 01/09/2006 3:44:36 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: Panerai
Its all about the "me" thing. I want my personal growth, self-fulfillment, independence or whatever. You wonder why people get married in the first place if they end up hating being a couple.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

25 posted on 01/09/2006 3:50:03 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Capriole
She is not, all foreign women are beautiful, cultured, sexually insatiable, and sweet.

Well, my Thai GF is all of those... but my Taiwanese ex-wife was a major bitc..

26 posted on 01/09/2006 3:54:13 AM PST by killjoy (Same Shirt, Different Day)
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To: DainBramage

I haven't met too many men who objected to being used sexually by a beautiful woman.


27 posted on 01/09/2006 5:14:05 AM PST by Capriole (I don't have any problems that can't be solved by more chocolate or more ammunition.)
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To: Capriole

LOL! Nice summary! ;)


28 posted on 01/09/2006 5:17:03 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Capriole

Yeah an ugly woman always took a little concentration.


29 posted on 01/09/2006 8:03:31 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: jerry639
Jerry:
My friend, I have three wonderful children, and none have ever been arrested for anything. I have six wonderful grand children (the youngest is 29 and she is in the Air Force in England right now) and two great-grandchildren. The eldest is going on five now. My work now days is mostly mental, that is, I am a project manager-estimator for an electrical contractor. I do some physical work but not much any more. I am the first in the office and the last to leave. I love to work, people that do not like to go to work have ulcers, and I just keep going along. My wife and I both have all of our teeth also. Ha Ha Ha. As to the service I did for our country, I did no more nor no less than these wonderful people are doing for us all right now. Can you imagine having a leg tore off and then going back in the service, and then on to Iraq?? It is just beyond my comprehension.

Good evening and the very best to you and yours.

Semper Fi
Tommie

31 posted on 01/09/2006 4:01:19 PM PST by Texican (This FORMER MARINE will never in his life time "Cut and Run")
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To: TigersEye
Your post is an example of Slander vs. Rebuke, the theme of a wonderful devotion that The Mayor posted on the Finest Thread yesterday.

God have mercy.

32 posted on 01/10/2006 3:12:55 AM PST by .30Carbine
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To: TigersEye
I would also suggest that if what you said were true (or even if you believe it to be true) you should be very content to be rid of her, and move on.
33 posted on 01/10/2006 3:15:43 AM PST by .30Carbine
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To: TigersEye
I would also like to suggest this resource to you and any lurkers who might benefit from it.

God in Heaven, raise up Your Men!

34 posted on 01/10/2006 3:18:26 AM PST by .30Carbine
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To: Capriole

guffaw!


35 posted on 01/10/2006 3:26:49 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Capriole

Wow...Cliff Notes!


36 posted on 01/10/2006 3:29:16 AM PST by gogeo (Often wrong but seldom in doubt.)
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To: Capriole

Pure genius!


37 posted on 01/10/2006 3:32:17 AM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Capriole; DainBramage
I haven't met too many men who objected to being used sexually by a beautiful woman.

(raising hand)

It's a long story.

38 posted on 01/10/2006 3:44:49 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Just look at it this way: someday it will be a great story to tell while you're rocking with the other elderly gentlemen on the porch of the nursing home.


39 posted on 01/10/2006 7:34:21 AM PST by Capriole (I don't have any problems that can't be solved by more chocolate or more ammunition.)
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To: Capriole
someday it will be a great story to tell while you're rocking with the other elderly gentlemen on the porch of the nursing home.
  1. I'm there NOW
  2. They're already tired of hearing the story.
  3. Or I'm having a Senior Moment and imagining the whole thing.

40 posted on 01/10/2006 9:09:47 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: TigersEye
I am reminded of a story I heard of a pastor in a small farming community in the Midwest. A vicious, scandalous rumor was spread of him throughout the entire township; it spread like wildfire. Everyone was talking about it: "Can you believe it?" "Who would have guessed?" "Have you heard?"

After some time the rumor was shown to be false, yet people who had believed every word of it were not inclined to revise their opinions of the man.

Later the couple who had spread the false report were convicted and came to the pastor to ask his forgiveness.

"Of course I forgive you," said the pastor. "I, too, have been forgiven much. Could I ask you to do something for me now? It may seem strange, but please hear me out."

"Of course," said the couple.

"Okay," said the pastor, "I'd like you to go home and butcher one of your chickens. Pluck out all the feathers and put them in a bag. Will you do that for me?"

As strange as they found the request, the couple agreed.

"After that I'd like you to walk around town scattering the feathers on all the streetcorners. Before the bag is empty take it up to the water tower and pour out the remaining contents to the wind. Will you do this for me?"

Perplexed, but willing, the couple said they would do it and turned to leave the pastor's office.

"Just one more thing," he called after them. "Just one last thing: After you come down from the water tower take your bag with you and go back through town, collecting all the feathers. When you've gathered every one - make sure you find them all and put every single feather back in the bag - bring the bag here to me." He paused. "Can you do this for me?"

42 posted on 01/11/2006 2:31:43 AM PST by .30Carbine (The tongue has the power of life and death.)
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To: TigersEye
"Love is a manifestation, not an inclination."
~ Chuck Swindoll
45 posted on 01/13/2006 2:34:27 AM PST by .30Carbine ("For every tree is known by its own fruit," says the Master.)
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To: Capriole

Forgot the line about "why buy the cow when you can have the milk for free"!


50 posted on 01/25/2006 8:58:10 PM PST by thoughtomator
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