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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

Divorce Goes Digital

Wednesday, 19 September 2007 14:30
It's no secret that the digital age has led to the emergence of many tools that can help you prove your spouse is cheating — cell phone and e-mail records, GPS units, computer tracking software — the list goes on.We've written here…
I read an article recently that had a lot to say about the future of marriage as an institution. According to statistics cited in the story, the number of 20-somethings who have never been married rose sharply between 2000 and ...

Beware The ?Threat Of Divorce?

Saturday, 22 September 2007 10:00
I wrote the other day about a story that said the number of unmarried 20-somethings is on the rise. Well, it turns out that statistic was one of many that were released by the Census Bureau this week. There are a lot of interesting numbers…

India's Courts A Complicated Mess

Sunday, 23 December 2007 12:00
Exactly what is up in India? I read an article talking about how difficult it is for young couples to get divorces there.It sounds like there are a lot of 20-something couples who get married and then realize fairly quickly that it's not working.…

Crunching The Divorce Numbers

Saturday, 22 September 2007 13:00
Okay, let’s dig into these Census Bureau divorce statistics a little more before I get all numbered out for one weekend.The New York Times ran an interesting piece on Thursday with one particular number that has received a lot of play in the …

Hispanic Kids Of Divorce: Sad Story

Sunday, 23 September 2007 10:00
Here’s a sadly disturbing story to ponder: Divorce doesn’t affect Hispanic adolescents in the U.S. as badly as it affects adolescents of other cultural backgrounds because many Hispanic kids are already living in poor life situations.The…

Divorces Of The Rich and Richer

Sunday, 23 December 2007 16:00
Don't you love it when rich people argue? Now, I don't mean to be callous. It's painful for anyone to go through a divorce. But there's a woman in England who has a lot of experience with that pain and everything else that comes along with it.Susan…

First The Divorce, Then Five Feet of Dock

Thursday, 27 December 2007 13:00
Here's a problem few of us have encountered, or at least I assume it's few of us. A Florida woman ended up with a waterfront home with boat docks after her divorce. And now she's being sued by neighbors who say the docks jut out too far into the…

Sean Penn Divorcing Again

Saturday, 29 December 2007 12:00
He's come a long way since his days as Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" and his first marriage to Madonna. But Sean Penn is back in the tabloids.The actor and his actress wife Robin Wright Penn are getting a divorce. As celebrity…

All Hail The Chauvinistic Husbands!

Sunday, 30 December 2007 12:00
It seems Japanese businessmen are getting serious about saving their marriages. CNN did an entertaining report on an organization called the National Chauvinistic Husbands Association, which, despite the way that name sounds, pushes men to be better …

Tidal Wave Of Divorces In Paradise

Wednesday, 02 January 2008 15:00
The tsunami that ripped through Indonesia three years ago has had many untold and unforeseen consequences, but one of the more unexpected ones has been the rising divorce rate in the Aceh province, which was hardest hit by the disaster.It seems many …

Bad News For Britney

Saturday, 05 January 2008 10:30
The news just keeps getting worse for pop princess Britney Spears. After Britney's apparent meltdown on Thursday, a court has granted K-Fed sole custody of their children and suspended Britney's visitation rights. Reportedly...

A Little Advice: Figure It Out For Yourself

Saturday, 05 January 2008 12:00
Score one for tragic irony: Australian marriage expert Corey Donaldson became an author on the strength of his questions about preparing for marriage, and now that he's divorced, he's asking more questions in a new book.His story is interesting, to…

Does Divorce Cause Diabetes?

Saturday, 05 January 2008 16:00
Here's one of those medical study stories that you're not sure whether to believe. But if there's any credence to it, this one is pretty scary.Researchers in Sweden say that babies of separated parents are three times more likely to develop…

A Family In Crisis

Sunday, 06 January 2008 12:00
Sometimes you read a story about a family in crisis and it gives you more than a little perspective. Everyone has pain and suffering and frustration during a divorce. But there's a family in England that is living a nightmare.Angela Cannings was in…

Text Hit: We're Through!

Sunday, 06 January 2008 16:00
Here's a great story for the digital age: Divorce by phone — or by text message, to be perfectly accurate. A woman in Egypt is trying to determine whether a text message she received from her husband telling her their marriage was over can be…

Winning In A Divorce?

Wednesday, 09 January 2008 13:00
We wrote the other day about "Manic Monday," the first Monday after the holidays, which is apparently a big day for divorce lawyers. I find it distasteful that any attorney would play this up, but then again, we're talking attorneys here, so what do …

Conduct Unbecoming Of A Gentleman

Thursday, 10 January 2008 13:00
It's only the second week of January, but let's go ahead and credit a Chicago-area woman with the understatement of the year."He hasn't been a bad father," Carla Harrington said of her husband, Will. "Just maybe a lousy husband."Uh, lousy? Carla,…
Divorce is hard enough when it's just between two people. It's even more complicated when there are children involved. But what happens if you and your soon-to-be ex own a business together?I saw that question posed in a tax advice column the other…

Divorce Explained: It's All About The Biology

Wednesday, 08 December 2010 09:33
Go figure, right? There's actually a biological reason people get divorced. I'd say "stop the presses!" but considering we're on the Internet, I'm not sure what the appropriate phrase is. "Stop the download!" Doesn't really work, does it?Anyway,…