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Amanda Lockhart

Amanda Lockhart is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer who's interested in media, entertainment, technology and the arts. She never seems to have enough time to catch up with the shows saved on her TiVo, but always spends Sunday mornings with the Washington Post and her two dogs Winston and Willie.

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Most Recent Articles

Six Generally Unknown Facts About Divorce

Saturday, 13 April 2013 12:25
We all give lawyers a hard time, especially divorce lawyers. But I thought it was interesting to read some insights from an attorney who specializes in divorce issues. Jim Hennenhoefer recently became president of the American Academy of Matrimonial …

Divorcing With A Little Dignity

Sunday, 17 April 2011 09:02
It's good to get a little common-sense advice during a crazy time. As we've written before, a lot of marriages break up during this time of year. And a piece I read in the Washington Post did a nice job of summing up a few things to think about…
The accepted protocol on engagement rings seems to be that you get to keep it. Legally, it's not considered part of the marital assets because it was a gift given to you before you were married. And aside from that, a guy would have to really be a…

Retirement Runs Interference

Tuesday, 02 October 2007 14:30
Here's a divorce story from the international press, but I have no doubt it's true everywhere. The story comes out of Madrid, and I saw it on the website of Pakistan's Daily Times. The gist of it is that a lot of professional athletes get divorced…

Divorce Euro Style

Wednesday, 03 October 2007 10:30
If you thought you'd heard of every rotten, conniving, vindictive, money-grubbing divorce tactic there is, you need to cheek out a piece that ran this week in Britain's Telegraph.And then you need to be thankful that you don't live in the European…

Comatose In China

Thursday, 04 October 2007 14:30
It may sound cold and callous, but a man in China has been granted permission by a Chinese court to divorce his comatose wife. Sounds horrendous doesn't it? Like the kind of thing you'd expect to see in a soap opera. But under the circumstances, it…
I read a report recently that really sort of disturbed me, even though it was about a trend that a lot of people think is a positive thing.The story is about “friendly ex-laws.” Apparently there are a lot of divorced people who maintain…

Rush Says Shush!

Saturday, 06 October 2007 19:00
Rush Limbaugh makes all kinds of noise every day on his radio show, and he's been in the headlines lately for his crack about "phony soldiers." But there won't be anyone out there talking about his divorce settlement because a Florida District Court …

Religious Households, Rough Times

Sunday, 07 October 2007 13:00
Here’s another story that shows things aren’t always so rosy in religious families. We’ve written a couple of times about the mis-matched ministers, Juanita Bynum and Thomas Weeks.Well, here’s a story out of Alabama about a…

Snip, Snip

Sunday, 07 October 2007 19:00
Somewhere, Lorena Bobbitt is smiling.A court in Taiwan has granted a man a divorce because his wife has been threatening to cut off his penis.What a perfectly lovely story this is.The couple has been married for 10 years. Two years ago, the wife…

Supreme Stupidity In Rhode Island

Tuesday, 09 October 2007 10:30
There's a case going on in Rhode Island that illustrates the sheer stupidity of the whole argument about same-sex marriages. Now, I know that this is a hot-button topic and for a lot of people opinions on it are fueled by moral and religious values. …

High Drama For The Blue Blooded

Wednesday, 10 October 2007 14:30
We all know that not even British nobility is immune to divorce. We've heard all about Charles and Diana and Camilla, ad nauseam.But it's still kind of funny when you hear about some segment of the aristocracy enduring soap-opera style drama. So in…

French Style Divorce

Thursday, 11 October 2007 11:00
As she campaigns for president, one of the questions that a lot of voters are asking about Hillary Clinton is why she's stayed with Bill for all these years. Through all of the turmoil of the Lewinsky scandal and other rumored infidelities, why has…

Bending Britain's Divorce Laws

Saturday, 13 October 2007 19:00
There's a movement afoot in England to change the laws and keep divorce lawyers from exploiting their clients.Apparently there is an alarming number of divorced or divorcing people in the UK who feel that they've been suckered by their lawyers. A…

The Divorce Made Me Do It

Sunday, 14 October 2007 19:00
Proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that the criminal mind is foolish no matter what nationality it is, a police sergeant in China is blaming a shoplifting charge on his impending divorce.The guy stuffed some items into his bag and walked out of the…

Out With The Old

Wednesday, 17 October 2007 14:30
It seems the long-held patriarchal social standards in South Korea are coming home to roost.A news report out of Seoul says that so-called "twilight divorces" involving couples in their 50s and 60s are rapidly increasing. And most of the country's…

Many Questions In Courtroom Horror

Saturday, 20 October 2007 16:00
Tragedy struck a divorce proceeding in Italy this week when a man shot and critically wounded his estranged wife and killed her brother before being shot to death by police outside of a courtroom. So many questions, and so few answers here.…

India's Dating Site For Divorcees

Wednesday, 22 August 2007 10:39
It's not exactly First Wives World, but a Web site for divorcees in India is yet another indication of how much attitudes about divorce have changed in that vast country.We've written recently about how divorce is on the rise in India as …

Divorce, A Simple Division of Assets?

Wednesday, 22 June 2011 08:50
I stumbled across a column about divorce on a Web site that defines itself as "financial infotainment." So perhaps I shouldn't judge it too harshly, but there was something about the writer's simplistic approach that rubbed me the wrong way.The…

Mega Church Ministers To Women

Wednesday, 24 October 2007 14:30
The leaders of mega churches have come under a lot of scrutiny recently. We had the Ted Haggard debacle last year. And over the last month or two we've written here at First Wives World about the case of Juanita Bynum and Thomas Weeks, the married…
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