A Michigan man managed to beat the odds and was acquitted of some heavy charges, ranging from torture and solicitation of murder to assault and unlawful imprisonment -- but found himself right back in prison at the end of the trial.
Researchers have found that March and August often see spikes in divorce numbers. They note that these months follow the winter holidays -- from Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day -- and the summer vacation, when kids are out of school and families usually travel.
Circumstances change in every person's life, whether married, single or divorced. The difference is that when you are divorced, you may need the court's approval to make changes to certain aspects of your life. This is called a modification. When you are getting your divorce, the courts look at your present situation to lay out the decisions of custody, support and property division. When situations change, children get older or you get another job, for example, you can ask for a modification.
Last spring, a teenager in Michigan was driving at around 110 miles per hour when his car went off the road and collided with a tree. The wreck happened at about 3:42 a.m.
You sit down with your kids and break the news: You and your spouse have decided to get a divorce. You've been thinking it over for months, and you've both been talking about it. The decision is firm.
There's no cookie-cutter way to talk to your kids about divorce. It's different for every child, perhaps even within your own family, because their ages and mental development have a huge impact on how they process it.