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Texas man shot his estranged wife in the face after she filed for divorce

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As Kenny Martin hid in the dark shadows of his garage, he could hear his wife Linda talking to a man. He had a gut feeling and his worst fears were realised when he stepped out for a better look. Kenny saw Linda passionately kissing her toyboy lover, Jason Hitt. Unable to control himself, Kenny confronted the couple and a fight broke out. Kenny had known his marriage to Linda was in trouble because she’d already filed for divorce, but he’d hoped it could be saved. Even confronted with the fact that Linda was seeing someone else, Kenny wasn’t giving [...]

Divorce affects retirement standard of living

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Splitting the assets in a defined benefit plan also results in loss of wealth for a spouse who would have received more money had the marriage stayed intact until the earner’s retirement,. (Photo: Fotolia) Divorce is a messy, costly business—and it can damage both spouses financially for far longer than the immediate period surrounding their split from one another. Such is among the findings of a brief from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, which also highlights how broad the problem can be—with approximately 40 percent of marriages ending in divorce. Although the rate is no longer on [...]

Want to Survive Your Divorce? Try These 5 Things

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The truth is things will probably get worse before they get better. That’s how divorce goes.   Each week, I get emails from readers going through a divorce. As I read their words, I can feel their pain. Regardless of who initiates it, divorce is painful. If children are involved, it can be exponentially more painful. Your mind and body are going through the withdrawal of the happy chemicals produced when you’re in love. While you’re fighting the urge to punch the wall, your mind is playing tricks on you, wanting those happy hormones to start production again! You may [...]