The battle waged by a Texas father regarding the custody of his two daughters began five years ago. He divorced in 2008 and was given custody of them. When he dropped his daughters off to his ex-wife for a weekend visit, the child custody battle began. The man's ex-wife left the United States that weekend and took the girls to Russia, where they have dual citizenship.
The period before and during divorce proceedings can be frustrating and filled with tension and anxiety. The division of property, child support agreements and visitation schedules are matters that require attention and care. For those who are in a profession that requires a great deal of focus and balance, this can be particularly disruptive. If the couple made a prenuptial agreement when they married, it often helps relieve some of the stress associated with this period of a person's life. One Texas couple who have filed for divorce are using this to their benefit.
It's something that deep down we were undoubtedly already aware of, but let's just put it on the table: Facebook may be bad for some marriages. In fact, a study to be published in the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking indicates that excessive Facebook use could very well lead to conflicts between spouses.
Here are some reasons why the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reported a 73 percent increase in prenuptial agreements in the five years prior to 2011: