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  • Speed Divorcing: Like Speed Dating, Only ... Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 2:06 PM ET
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    One of the latest trends in divorce is something called "speed divorcing." It's a lot like speed dating only with break-ups, not hook-ups. Seriously, who has time for the long version?!

  • Wedding Insurance: Protecting Against 'I Do' Mishaps Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 1:48 PM ET

    Wedding insurance has become an increasingly popular option after several high-profile instances of severe weather disrupted bridal plans last year. A shaky economic climate has also fueled interest in the policies.

  • Trade up Ring

    In the same way that brides consult 1,000 people along their path to bliss, from cake makers to DJs, divorcing couples have a ton of people to meet as they disembark from their marital joy ride. Enter "Start Over Smart," a divorce expo. It's like a bridal expo, only with less cake and more lawyers.

  • Goldman Sachs' Gay Marriage Spat     Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 2:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells breaks down the details of the dispute regarding Lloyd Blankfein's participation in a human rights PSA for same-sex marriage.

  • Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein

    "When the history books are written about Goldman Sachs," wrote Greg Smith in his very public resignation, "they may reflect that the current chief executive officer, Lloyd C. Blankfein, and the president, Gary D. Cohn, lost hold of the firm’s culture on their watch." But Blankfein and Goldman are creating another split—between groups supporting gay marriage.

  • Washington Lawmakers Pass Gay Marriage Bill Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 7:14 PM ET

    The Washington state House of Representatives approved a Senate-passed bill to legalize gay marriage in a vote on Wednesday, moving the state another step closer to becoming the seventh to recognize same-sex nuptials.

  • 12 Best Cities for Online Dating Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 12:47 PM ET
    This being the era of Facebook and Twitter, it only makes sense that online dating has become one of the main sources for meeting new people.Online dating sites, from top contenders such as to more niche sites such as drew nearly 626 million visits in January, according to But where are the best cities locations for singles to take the online dating plunge? Look at cities with the biggest pool of online daters, according to and the up-and-coming where people meet their match based on the types o

    Where are the best places for singles to take the online dating plunge? Look at cities with the biggest pool of online daters, where people meet their match based on the types of dates they propose.

  • Same-sex wedding cake topper figurines

    Blankfein, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, is stepping onto a prominent and politically charged stage, the New York Times reports.

  • 12 Unique Dating Sites Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 11:52 AM ET
    As the saying goes, there’s someone for everyone. Thanks to the Internet, love can be found at first click. But if the scope of general dating sites is overwhelming, don’t fear. There’s now an easy way to narrow the playing field, thanks to hundreds of niche dating websites that cater to almost any specialty imaginable.There are sites for practically every religion and ethnicity, and even sites for redheads and men with mustaches. But what if you’re interested in someone who loves cats, is a Sta

    Thanks to the internet, love can be found at first click. Here are 12 sites that could help you find that special someone.

  • Should Alimony Laws Be Changed? Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 2:04 PM ET

    A movement pushing for changes to alimony laws in several states in growing across the country. USA TODAY reports.

  • Is Gay Marriage Good For Business? Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 4:27 PM ET

    Washington state may be the next American state to legalize gay marriage. It has the support of several major companies, but Microsoft is the most high-profile business to back it. Prominent figures in the business community support marriage equality, as was the case in New York, the last state to legalize it.

  • Will Newt's Ex-Wife End His GOP Run?     Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 7:06 PM ET

    Should ABC news release the Marianne Gingrich interview before the South Carolina primary? Brent Bozell, Media Research Center founder and president, weighs in, and discussing tonight's GOP debate and the lay of the land in South Carolina, with Steve Forbes, Forbes Media chairman & editor-in-chief; Robert Shrum, Democratic strategist; and Tony Fratto, fmr. White House deputy press secy.

  • A Wall Street Woman on the Two Types of Wall Street Men Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 12:52 PM ET

    I've recently been trying to do some research into divorce rates on Wall Street.

  • Divorced Couples Who Worked Together Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 2:57 PM ET
    When a couple divorces, it’s rarely as simple as one person packing a suitcase and sleeping on a friend’s couch. Lawyers are hired, assets are divided and child custody is negotiated. A painful process, to be sure, but those enduring it can sometimes escape at work, an oasis of distraction where personal problems can be ignored for eight hours a day.This is not an option when a divorced couple works together. As stressful as this situation likely is, some divorced couples roll up their sleeves,

    Divorced couples sometimes have to see each other at work. Some share ownership of a business but communicate only through lawyers and underlings. Others go on 300-day international stadium tours together.

  • May-December Celebrity Divorces Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
    On Nov. 17, 2011, after six years of marriage, celebrity couple Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher . The pair had made headlines when they first emerged as a couple, and very few of those headlines ran without pointing out the 16-year age difference between the two of them.The age gap between Moore and Kutcher made their union a classic May-December romance, and the list of celebrities who have engaged in such unions is long. Almost as long, however, is the list of such couples who couldn’t keep thei

    Divorce lawyers have full coffers thanks to the dissolution of celebrity unions. What are some notable May-December celebrity divorces?

  • Why More Women in Beijing Are Delaying Marriage Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 8:35 PM ET

    Why more women in China are delaying marriage, in a society that still places a high premium on young brides and mothers.  The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • 11 Costly Sports Divorces Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 12:07 PM ET
    On Oct. 31, 2011, the world was blindsided by the news that reality TV star Kim Kardashian was divorcing her husband, National Basketball Association star Kris Humphries. The couple had married on Aug. 20, 2011 in a storybook wedding worth . A mere 72 days later, however, Kardashian had filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.Fortunately, the couple had a prenuptial agreement in place, so each party is likely to walk away from the union with their finances intact. This puts Humphrie

    However long they were married, the price of breaking the contract was huge -- sometimes even reached nine figures.

  • Vietnam Sees More Women Filing for Divorce Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 11:47 PM ET
    Wedding bands

    In many Asian countries, divorce rates have been rising as women become more economically independent and more willing to challenge traditional, socially conservative values. The FT reports.

  • Celebrity Million-Dollar Extravagances Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:31 PM ET
    People love to read about celebrities who spend huge sums of money on luxury items--even in these hard times. After all, who wouldn’t be amused to learn that Paris Hilton owns a $325,000 doghouse that’s an exact replica of her own mansion?The limits of celebrity conspicuous consumption continue to be pushed. Some of the rich and famous have distinguished themselves through the sheer quantities of cash spent on quirky luxury items—up to $1 million or more. Often, the practicality of these purchas

    Who are some of the celebrities who have spent $1 million or more on decadent extravagances? Click to find out!

  • Bad Economy? A Good Time for a Steamy Affair Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 3:48 PM ET

    In tough times, some strained marriages crack. Others try to hold on until they just can’t hold on any longer. One thing’s for sure: Bad economies are good times for the cheating business — and other freaky stuff couples do to survive.