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  • When Businesses Take a Stand on Gay Marriage Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 5:06 PM ET
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 01: PETA and the LGBT community's "Chick-fil-A Is Anti-Gay!" protest occurs at Chick-fil-A on August 1, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

    The Chick-fil-A controversy has been nasty and protracted. Why has it become such a risky proposition for businesses to take a public stand on same-sex marriage, one way or the other, when it was almost a non-issue for businesses just a few years ago?

  • Say Yes to Marriage, but Never to Joint Checking Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 4:41 PM ET

    Newlyweds can mutually protect their credit scores by keeping their finances unentangled.

  • Worth It? Heathrow Coughs Up for Smooth Olympics Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    Five years of planning. 150 rehearsals this year alone. Fifty staffers dedicated to nothing but preparations for the Olympic Games. These measures aren’t cheap, but Heathrow Airport is hoping the long-term benefits of being the official host airport for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games outweigh the near-term costs.

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    Same-sex couples and their children are vulnerable, both legally and financially, in the 33 states that do not allow same-sex parents to both adopt.

  • The 5 Most Common Financial Mistakes of Divorce Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 3:47 PM ET

    Emotions can get the best of us, whether we're getting into a marriage or getting out of it. Here's how to make sure your heart doesn't rule over your head during your divorce.

  • Divorce & Dollars  Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 2:44 PM ET

    One million divorces occur in the U.S. each year, which means 2 million divorced people are added to the divorced pool annually. It's a huge population of people in need of many services -- lawyers, therapists, financial advisors, movers and childcare. Businesses are now beginning to think about marketing such services directly to this large but underserved segment of the population.

  • Divorce: Breaking Up Assets  Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    Half of marriages end in divorce, and as many as 67 percent of second marriages, and 74 percent of third marriages also fail, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • The Big Business of Divorce Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 1:03 PM ET
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    Every year in the United States, there are one million divorces. The need for everything — from lawyers to therapists to movers — is astounding.

  • Money-Making Athlete Wives Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 4:29 PM ET
    The stereotype about professional athletes’ wives is they’re not much more than gold-digging arm candy, with few accomplishments of their own. The stereotype no longer applies today, thanks to the efforts of some high-profile women who established themselves well before they married their famous husbands.Many of the wives of today’s professional athletes are entrepreneurs and business professionals. Some of them have been so successful in their chosen fields they are as famous as their husbands.

    What follows is a list of the wives of 10 athletes who’ve made names for themselves as columnists, models, designers and more.

  • Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg wed in ceremony held in the backyard of their home in Palo Alto, May 19 2012.

    The speculation about who gets what in the Facebook marriage reflects a common problem in any marriage of (financial) unequals. Experts give views on Zuck's pre-IPO nups.

  • Should Facebook's Zuckerberg Get a Prenup?  Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 7:30 AM ET

    Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, sounds off on whether Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will obtain a prenuptial agreement if he marries his girlfriend, with the "Squawk Box" crew.

  • 10 Tips to Avoid a Costly Divorce Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 3:14 PM ET
    Divorce. Your world is falling apart emotionally and financially. Even if you saw it coming, you were unaware of the financial ramifications. Lawyers’ fees vary widely, based on location and reputation. Circumstances, such as duration of the marriage, income and earning capacity, can all determine the outcome. What’s more, laws also vary widely from state to state, which affects alimony and child-care judgments. In some states – Florida, for example -- alimony can be lifelong, if the marriage la

    Divorce. Your world is falling apart emotionally and financially. Even if you saw it coming, you were unaware of the financial ramifications. Here are 10 tips  to avoid unnecessary financial hardships during a breakup.

  • That little bundle of joy is going to require a wad of cash.  The cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 has surged 25 percent over the last 10 years.

  • Chances are your standard of living will drop after you split, and your might never recover — unless you get remarried.

  • Getting Married? Put AMT Repeal on Your Gift List Monday, 7 May 2012 | 9:35 AM ET

    Marriage is full of financial surprises, and, for those considering it these days, there's a new one — married couples are nearly six times as likely than single taxpayers to trigger the AMT.

  • Marriage, Divorce, Money Monday, 7 May 2012 | 9:33 AM ET

    Marriage and divorce. When it comes to the convergence of emotion and money, those two events not only define our quality of life but also our standard of living. For this and other reasons, we decided to focus our 2012 edition of "Life Changes" on marriage and divorce — and money.

  • As Two-Income Model Matures, Divorce Rate Falls Monday, 7 May 2012 | 9:33 AM ET

    Not only are people getting better at picking the right partner, couples are also becoming increasingly comfortable with the ebb and flow of incomes in their relationships.

  • Providing for the Kids, Post-Breakup Monday, 7 May 2012 | 9:32 AM ET

    If you think providing for your children after divorce is basically about diapers, dentistry and diplomas, you're in for a life of surprises.  Consider everything and work them out  to avoid explosive issues down the road.

  • Should You Hire a Wedding Planner? Monday, 7 May 2012 | 9:27 AM ET

    If you're short on time and patience, it might be worth the money, but if you're the decisive type you can go it alone and find almost everything you need through the Internet.

  • How to Pick a Divorce Lawyer Monday, 7 May 2012 | 9:24 AM ET

    "Look for a lawyer the same way you would look for a surgeon — as if your life depended on it,” says a New York attorney who has handled some high-profile cases.