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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, found that the rate of divorce did not increase when husbands became sick, however. Although it may seem easy to jump to conclusions, Karraker warned against hasty blanket judgments about gender. The data was merely numbers, not accompanied by the reasons for divorce or who initiated the divorce.

The study used data from marriages between 1992 and 2010 collected by the Health and Retirement Study at the University of Michigan.

No matter the circumstances, the compassionate attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC in Raleigh may provide trustworthy representation throughout every aspect of your divorce. Call our offices at 919-833-1040 today to learn more about how we may work on your behalf to protect your rights and interests.

Neil Young files divorce petition from wife, Pegi

Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young has filed a petition for dissolution of marriage in his hometown of San Mateo, California from his wife of 36 years, Pegi.

According to data obtained by Rolling Stone Magazine on Tuesday, August 26, the “Heart of Gold” singer petitioned for divorce on July 29, 2014.

Pegi, who also has her own musical career, served as backup singer for Young during his 1990s concert tour. The couple last performed onstage together in October 2013 during a Bridge School benefit concert. Pegi’s name has recently been removed from the lineup of a concert that includes Neil Young on Saturday, September 13 in Raleigh.

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