Stephen J. Buhler, Attorney at Law

September 2013 Archives

Cohabitation trend is increasing as remarriage rates decline

There have been many changes in the way couples relate to each other in the past few decades. Since the invention of no-fault divorces and a decline in the stigma attached to divorce, couples have expanded their relationship options. Those who have been previously married and are giving love a second chance may be less willing to jump back into a marriage, even with the new popularity of prenuptial agreements.

George Zimmerman's wife files for divorce

Every marriage has its ups and downs. One of the most important aspects of any marriage is how the couple deals with adversity and troubled times. Better coping and communication skills may be factors that separate those who are married till death do them part from those who are married until a judge says otherwise. Even the best communication may not be able to prevent a divorce when the couple's every move is televised for the world to see and comment upon.

Private home swapping of adopted children runs afoul of law

Adoption is a chance for those children who have been left behind in some way to find loving homes. As technology made the world smaller, the number of international adoptions has steadily risen as Americans seek to take in children from other countries. This can be a double-edged sword as some adoptive parents are ill equipped and unwilling to care of a less than "perfect" child.

New program for those attempting do-it-yourself divorces

As the cost of divorce increases and the economy remains stagnant many people are attempting to handle their legal cases without the help of attorneys. Whether it is because they can't afford an attorney or just don't want one there has been a drastic increase in the number of pro-se divorces. In the do-it-yourself YouTube and online form era many couples are forgoing the traditional route of obtaining divorces and while it may save on their pocketbook it oftentimes results in increased work for courts and their staff.

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