Chinese Couples Get Poorer After Marriage

Recently, a new opinion thread opened on Douban, a Chinese social website where people discuss anything: “How much does a wedding cost? My boyfriend and I are getting married as soon as we’ve saved enough money.” The answers, however, are a bit intimidating.

Even people from small cities or towns claim that a wedding could easily cost them over $30,000, three times the annual GDP per capita in China. Are Doubaners being extravagant or is that the reality nowadays?

Using Social Media During Your Divorce – The Dos and Don’ts

As a divorce lawyer at the Vitale Family Law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, I’d like to share a few things to keep in mind when it comes to using social media during a divorce. Just because you’re going through a divorce doesn’t mean you have to shut down your social life or delete all of your social media accounts.

However, it’s usually in your best interest to be careful about what you share online with the world. Here are five tips to help you make smarter choices regarding how you use social media during the divorce process. 

Marriage and Divorce; Gay Marriage

Marriage and divorce is not considered like it used to be.  Marriage used to be considered a sacred bind between two people male and female.  This bind between the two people was reinforced by religion.  The marriage bond between male and female is both legal and emotional.  It demands financial and sexual responsibilities to the spouse which are supported by courts of law.  If any of the two partners refuse to fulfill their responsibility to their partner married under the law, they have the right to request a divorce.  The court judges if there is an obligation to divorce according to the law. 

The laws of religious marriage depend on the code of ethics of their religion, laws of marriage and divorce.  Judaism is very strict to punish a woman for adultery and require divorce.  In Judaism divorce is required to be done by the religious court.  Civil divorce is not accepted in Judaism.  The result of a married couple whose wife commits adultery and she gives birth to a child; this child is considered a Mamzer a bastard and cannot marry another Jew.  The mamzer is no longer part of the congregation to marry within the congregation, but he is still considered a Jew.  A Mamzer who is an observer of Jewish law and a scholar is considered greater than a holy priest that is less observant.  This was the Law of Moses given to the Jewish people.  An adulterous woman or man is punishable by death.  A man according to Jewish law can have more than one wife but a woman is sanctified only to her husband alone.  Today in the Ashkenazic western world also the man is allowed only one wife.