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Charlie Sheen disputes child support agreement

Posted on Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 3:25 pm    

Actor, Charlie Sheen, 48, is currently undergoing legal processes to lessen the amount of his child support payments. Sheen was formerly married to model and actress, Denise Richards, 42. They have two children together, Sam, 10, and Lola, 8.

Sheen is seeking to reduce the $55,000 monthly payment to an undisclosed amount.

Richards and Sheen became estranged beginning in December 2013 after Sheen accused Richards of purposely keeping the children away from him during the Christmas holidays. 

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New study shows no correlation between divorce and cohabitation

Posted on Monday, March 17th, 2014 at 1:06 pm    

A new study recently published in the Journal of Marriage and Family found that there is no real correlation between divorce and couples living together before getting married. Despite conventional wisdom, the study found that it is the age at which people get married that affects divorce rates, not cohabitation.

The study, which was conducted by Arielle Kuperberg, an associate professor from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, took data from thousands of women in the U.S. who were married during the years 1995, 2002, and 2006 – 2010.

According to Kuperberg, “For decades research has shown that cohabitation leads to divorce, and for the first time we can definitively say that cohabitation doesn’t lead to divorce and never did — that those earlier findings were a result of an incorrect measurement.”

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