In 1868 the New York Times published two hysterical posts on Chicago’s divorce rate and what this meant for Chicago’s future. I put Chicago’s 1868 divorce rate in perspective by comparing it to Chicago’s current divorce rate and with the divorce rate for countries around the world.
Time may pass, but people don’t change. Check out the scandalous yet surprisingly modern Burch divorce from the 1860s. Things were not necessarily better or more proper back in the day.
Apart from the lurid accusations the spouses leveled against each other, the public’s fascination is surpassingly modern.
According to wikipedia, euphemisms are “used in place of one that may be found offensive or suggest something unpleasant.” Before we had divorcée (divorced woman), divorcé (divorced man), and divorcee (divorced man or woman), divorced people were referred to as there were “victims of divorces.”
I just discovered this social media aggregator called Tint. It basically gathers feeds and posts them together in a pretty way. So for example, it can mix-up all the feeds from your twitter, Facebook, and linked-in accounts into one single feed. You can then post this feed online to make it easier on your friends to keep up with your latest developments.
I was just roaming the internet trying to figure out how to embed an rss feed into my website (I wanted to embed the RSS feed from missing kids into my website) and I ran into this website called tint.com. I’m not entirely sure what it does, but it is some kind of website aggregator
I always advise clients to be on their best behavior even after the divorce. My theory is that your focus should be on improving yourself and this can only be accomplished through good behavior.
Former Chicago Board of Trade Chairman Patrick Arbor, who once bragged that his “record is impeccable and [he] has a good reputation”, has fled to Europe rather than deal with his divorce in Chicago.
One of the issues that arose during the divorce proceeding was Mr. Arbor’s failure to pay U.S. taxes on his off-shore accounts.
Never ask of money spent
Where the spender thinks it went.
Nobody was ever meant
To remember or invent
What he did with every cent.
(This was my first post for this blog in February 2008. I am dusting it off in honor of the passage of the marriage equality legislation in Illinois.)
Last week, at Chicago’s Daley Center, a judge ruled in my client’s favor by granting an extension to a previous order of protection. The only witness at the hearing was my 72 year-old bed-bound client. He testified from his home through Skype using his laptop.
In the courtroom, the clerk swore in my client through my iPad and we saw him testify through the iPad.
As far as I know, this is the first time in Illinois that a litigant has testified through Skype.
Bibi and Poldi, two giant tortoises who have been together since their birth in 1897, called it quits on their relationship this year. The relationship had survived 115 years, a move from Switzerland to Austria, and 300 children (ages 16-85).
Discovery News reports:
… zoo staff are trying everything to save the marriage. They have given the pair “counseling,” “romantic good food,” and have tried to get the tortoises interested in “joint games,” but all to no avail so far.
The complex situation of a divorce is never easy, and most couples will seek out a legal firm that can help them reduce the anxiety and stress that naturally result. A divorce involves the litigation process, the dividing of assets and taxation of investments. While a divorce attorney may specialize in both out-of-court settlements and lawsuits when necessary, a CPA’s assistance is often necessary for the proper dividing of substantial assets and issues related to taxation. Those who are in a divorce that will involve substantial assets and taxation issues should seriously consider working with a CPA.