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Understanding the complexities of international divorce

As international travel has become easier and expanding technologies have made interacting with different cultures more accessible, there has been an increase in dual-citizenship marriages. When Texas couples with parties from different countries decide to get divorced, their dual-citizenship can cause a variety of legal complications. A recent source explained that international divorce comes with a myriad of issues to consider. Some countries have vastly different laws and views on women's rights and property division. In some cases, money is the least of the divorcing couple's concerns. International divorce can also become extremely contentious and volatile when children are added to the equation. 

Gender identity issue complicates Arizona divorce case

An unusual divorce case in Arizona has gained the attention of many people across the United States and is of interest not only to advocates and opponents of same-sex marriage, but also to those who are interested in family law issues in general.One of the partners in the marriage was born female but underwent medical procedures to become male. However, he retained his female reproductive organs and bore three children after his sex change. His wife was not able to conceive, so the man became pregnant with donated semen. The judge presiding over the case has delayed making any decisions. Granting a divorce to the couple involved would mean recognizing the marriage as a valid marriage, and Arizona currently does not recognize same-sex marriages.

Economic conditions increase divorce rate in Texas town

The small city of Borger, Texas, has the 37th highest divorce rate in the United States. Its divorced population has nearly doubled by increasing to by 15 percent in recent years. The increase is attributed to changing economic conditions. Some people in Borger have suffered economically because of drought. Farmers and ranchers have seen decreases in income as the drought has reduced the productivity of agribusiness. Meanwhile, those who work in Borger's vast oil complexes have seen increases in income. Changes in a family's income - either positive or negative - can put stress on the relationship between spouses. The prospect of losing a farm or ranch can cause spouses to consider striking out on their own. Sudden increases in income can also be destructive as individuals may find themselves with enough money to purchase liquor or illegal drugs that may lead to other actions that their spouse of which their spouse doesn't improve.

Kelsey Grammer's divorce finally comes to a conclusion

Kelsey and Camille Grammer's long divorce is finally over. The former couple have been battling it out since Camille filed for divorce in July 2010. Camille Grammer decided to file for divorce after she learned that her husband was having an affair with a British flight attendant, and the two have officially been divorced since February 2011. The former "Frasier" star married the flight attendant that same month, but there were still unresolved issues in the divorce, including disputes over substantial assets that totaled about $60 million. The former couple also had disputes regarding the three properties that they owned and child custody arrangements.

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