Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Divorces Are Delayed as Real Estate Values Plummet

John Leland's interesting piece in today's NY Times is titled, "Breaking Up is Harder to Do After Housing Fall."

Click here to read the article which describes how some couples are delaying divorce and staying together because there is so little equity remaining in their house to divide up.

Here is the letter I wrote to the editor of the NY Times:
What a fascinating silver lining in the “crashing real estate market”, that couples will think twice or thrice about their divorce plans. I’m not happy about diminished real estate, but I’d be happy (for the affected children especially) if the 50% divorce rate came down a notch.

Monday, December 01, 2008

USA Today's Sharon Jayson Cites Dr. Singer on the Ideal Age for First Marrriage

It's a fascinating topic with many points of view and research studies that point in different directions. I was happy to speak to Sharon Jayson of USA Today about this subject and that she devoted an entire column to it.
To read her column in USA Today click here
Could we please keep this vital discussion going? Please see my Delayed Childbearing post below for my two columns devoted to this topic and thanks for your input.
Dr. Alan Singer