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Raleigh Divorce Blog

Teenage domestic violence a silent danger

The recent arrest of 17-year-old Kelton Fox in Durham for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Tierra Hall has tragically brought teenage domestic violence into the spotlight in North Carolina, WTVD reported on April 1. Fox has been indicted with first-degree murder in relation to Hall, who was found dead behind a vacant home on March […]

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Divorce rates rise when the wife gets sick

A new study done by Iowa State University assistant professor of human development and family studies Amelia Karraker and colleague Kenzie Latham showed that divorce rates rise by 6% when wives contract a serious illness, the Washington Post reported on March 6. The study, which was published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, […]

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Eva Mendes’ thoughts on marriage and divorce under fire

Forty-one-year-old actress Eva Mendes is currently under fire for her comments about marriage and divorce, but some support her position, according to an opinion piece on Time. In a recent interview with the new mother, Mendes reportedly said, “No, no, no! You can’t do sweatpants! Ladies, number one cause of divorce in America? Sweatpants! No, […]

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Gregory Hardy still to be investigated by NFL despite case dismissal

Despite the dismissal of 26-year-old Carolina Panthers’ defensive end Gregory Hardy’s domestic violence case on February 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina, the National Football League has announced that it will still investigate the personal life of Hardy to find out if he violated the league’s personal-conduct policy, according to a report by the Las Vegas […]

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Chapel Hill triple-murder suspect’s wife files for divorce

Karen Hicks, the wife of 46-year-old murder suspect Craig Stephen Hicks,  is planning to file a petition to divorce her husband, the International Business Times reported on February 12. Craig Hicks is suspected of shooting and killing three Muslim college students at their home in Finley Forest condominium complex on Summerwalk Circle in Chapel Hill, […]

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North Carolina’s Guardian Ad Litem program seeks volunteers

The organizers of the Guardian Ad Litem program in North Carolina are reaching out to local families to recruit volunteers to visit and advocate for children who are removed from abusive households, mtairynews.com reports. Kate Appler, the program’s district administrator for the Surry and Stokes counties, says that volunteers generally donate 3-6 hours of their […]

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Nicholas Sparks’ wife purchased $1.1M home after split announced

The wife of 49-year-old American novelist, screenwriter, and producer Nicholas Charles Sparks – Cathy Sparks – was reported by entertainment news network TMZ to have moved out of their old home and purchased a new $1.1 million mansion in New Bern, North Carolina in December 2014. Cathy Sparks’ new residence has 4 acres of lakefront […]

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Charlotte Christmas tree commemorates domestic violence victims

To remember the 59 victims of domestic violence in North Carolina this year, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and members of the local Safe Alliance constructed a special holiday tree for this Christmas and hung the names of victims upon the tree, Charlotte TWC News reported on December 15. Among those whose lives were senselessly lost due […]

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North Carolina programs promote domestic violence prevention

Thousands of high school coaches across the country are participating in a program created by nonprofit Futures Without Violence, called Coaching Boys Into Men, which is intended to prevent domestic violence, the Union-Bulletin reported on November 24. Coaches relay messages on how to treat women and children to the young men on their teams. The football coach […]

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U.S. males may not pursue spousal support from ex-wives due to gender roles

According to the National Census, of the 400,000 people in the United States receiving post-divorce financial assistance, only 3% of them are males and the rest are females. However, 40% of households are headed by women who make the majority of the household income. What could possibly be the cause for this disparity? The author of Divorcing […]

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