The International Day of the Woman has come and gone but it made me feel that women are gaining momentum toward equality. And I am encouraged to ﬁnally write this letter.It has been many decades since I ﬁled for divorce in Kalispell. I entered into the system so innocently, thinking that justice would naturally prevail. However, my attorney was not my advocate and called no personal or ﬁnancial witnesses on my behalf. The opposing attorney repeatedly referred to me using an extremely derogatory and demeaning two-word profanity, used only to strip away pride and bring shame to women. The effects of his behavior upon my family and friends continue to hold an influence in our lives.I eventually ﬁled a complaint against this opposing attorney for a number of his tactics. He admitted to the name-calling and was disciplined by the ethics committee of the Montana State Bar Association. His attitude toward women was well-known, but after each event he would be … [Read more...] about Consider support for women’s equality when voting
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Apart from the emotional upheaval that comes with ending a marriage, if you're getting a divorce, you have a lot to think about when it comes to handling your finances. Divorce rates for Americans over 40 have been rising since the 1990s and have doubled for couples over 50. A late-in-life divorce presents a particular set of issues for those nearing retirement age, when a major income shock can greatly reduce the ability to save enough to retire comfortably. Know where you stand financially Before seeking a divorce, take stock of your finances: income, assets and a budget for new expenses. In many households, things like handling financial accounts are handled by one spouse. While most financial experts recommend both partners understand household finances, often it falls to one more than the other to take care of those tasks -- which can set the stage for a difficult divorce. It may be helpful consult with legal and financial professionals to determine what steps to … [Read more...] about Divorce tips for financial security
The life of Barbara Klas seemed perfect — a 21-year marriage, two children, a posh home in Woodbury and a career as an attorney. Then came the perfect disaster. Her husband announced he was moving to Duluth, buying a company and dating a new girlfriend “half his age,” recalled Klas. It felt like being pushed out of an airplane. “He was going through a midlife crisis,” said Klas. But she was able to find a parachute — Daisy Camp. The Edina nonprofit group runs a series of divorce camps for women enduring one of the worst periods of their lives. Klas has been to several of the camps, which range from two hours to two days in length. The sessions have different themes, such as child custody, finances or legal rights. But each one addresses the fundamental need for women going through divorce — dealing with their emotions. “Divorce is 70 percent emotional, 30 percent legal,” said Angela Heart, divorce attorney and a presenter at a Daisy … [Read more...] about Divorce camp helps women navigate the details and the emotions of a split
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his fashion designer wife Georgina Chapman have finalized the terms of their divorce, a source told the Daily News on Wednesday. The settlement worth $15 million to $20 million came just ahead of the estranged couple's 10-year anniversary, the source said. Their prenuptial agreement required that Weinstein pay $300,000 in spousal support for each year of the marriage if it lasted less than a decade. If the marriage had passed 10 years, that figure reportedly would have jumped to $400,000. The couple's assets, which will be divided, include a West Village townhouse estimated to be worth $15 million and a Hamptons estate recently listed for $12.4 million. They also have homes in Connecticut and Los Angeles. Chapman, 41, is expected to get primary custody of their children, ages 4 and 7. The deal was finalized late last year. The source said both sides had hoped to keep the terms secret. Attorneys for both Weinstein, 65, and Chapman … [Read more...] about Weinstein’s wife gets custody of kids, $15-20M in divorce
With U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper announcing he will not seek re-election in this year's midterm congressional elections, the list of possible candidates is forming quickly.Here is a list of confirmed and possible candidates for the 3rd Congressional District, which is considered to be a safe Republican seat, plus rumored candidates who have said they will not run. We will update this list with new names and information about each candidate and their decisions. (Names are arranged in alphabetical order.) Last update: 5:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 Michael Guest. Guest, a Republican, on Jan. 5 became the first candidate to qualify for the race. The third-term district attorney for Rankin and Madison counties is known for being a media-savvy elected official. His name has been mentioned as a possible candidate for statewide offices in the past. Sally Doty. A Republican from Brookhaven, Doty is in her second term as a state senator. She chairs the Senate Elections Committee. … [Read more...] about Who will run for #MS03 to replace Gregg Harper in Congress?
A dozen women in prison-issue blues that look like nurses’ scrubs were handed choir sheet music by Lee Schott, pastor of Women at the Well.It’s the only physical church inside the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville, and its chapel is a basic room with folding chairs, a sterile hospital smell and banners on the walls that say “Hope” and “Peace.” A small window near the ceiling provides an angled view to the outside world — the night sky dissected by shiny razor wire.“Most of the time we are beaten down by negatives,” said Anna Sothman, 30, in the second year of a 50-year sentence for child endangerment causing death. “She believes in us even when we don’t.”She soon joined the choir in the song, “Breath of Heaven.”“Do you wonder as you watch my face/ If a wiser one should have had my placeHelp me be strong”Schott has been inspired by the inmates’ practice of … [Read more...] about Women in prison inspire Iowa pastor’s approach to church
Doris picked a fight with the president of the United States, organized marches, picketed the White House. Doris got hauled to jail, watched her friends get beaten by police and go on hunger strikes, then wrote the best-known firsthand account of a raw period of American history.Doris did another thing, too: She helped win passage of the 19th Amendment, which secured for women the right to vote.A century ago, Doris Stevens was one of the most important leaders inside the women’s suffrage movement, a whip-smart, well-liked and tough-as-nails woman who managed to get herself arrested in New York, London and Paris. “It was a splendid battle and we were proud of it,” she told the French press after exiting a Paris prison.“Of course we lacked tact,” she told the British press after her London prison stay. “We are in revolt.”And yet it is likely that you have never heard of Doris, because virtually no Omahan has heard of Doris, which is pretty … [Read more...] about Hansen: She picketed, marched and helped win women the right to vote. A century later, Omaha has forgotten her
San Diego killer Elisabeth “Betty” Broderick will remain in state prison where she is serving time for the 1989 murders of her ex-husband and his new wife at their Hillcrest home.At the end of a daylong hearing, a two-member panel of California’s parole board voted unanimously on Wednesday that Broderick is not suitable for release from prison.They denied parole for the longest term possible: 15 years. She could request another hearing sooner than that if she meets certain criteria. Broderick, 69, is being held at the California Institution for Women in Corona where she is serving out a sentence of 32 years to life. This was the second time the former socialite had been granted a parole hearing since she was convicted in 1991 for the murders of her ex-husband Daniel Thomas Broderick III, 44, and his wife, Linda Kolkena Broderick, 28.Daniel Broderick was a well-known medical malpractice lawyer. His wife, Linda, had been his … [Read more...] about San Diego killer Betty Broderick denied parole for second time
NEW YORK (AP) — Life was going well for Christopher Partee when the woman approached him in tears. The forklift operator had recently been made a permanent employee at a Memphis, Tennessee, warehouse newly opened by a supply-chain logistics company. His new supervisor was friendly to him, giving him special assignments and sometimes grabbing lunch with him. Partee thought perhaps he himself could eventually become a supervisor. But he was about to make a decision that would upend his life. The woman, Tiffany Pete, asked Partee if he would serve as a corroborating witness in a sexual harassment complaint against their supervisor. Partee was apprehensive but says he had seen his supervisor make lewd comments to women at the warehouse nearly every day, telling them what to wear and propositioning sex. He agreed to help and to speak directly to the supervisor. Within days Partee, Pete and two other women who had complained about being harassed were fired. “I was … [Read more...] about For witnesses, calling out sexual harassment is complicated
Just a handful of books into her wildly popular Alphabet series mystery novels, writer Sue Grafton was already fielding questions about the inevitable: What comes after Z? “To think about 'Z' means skipping right over all the intervening years,” the beloved writer wrote in a Q&A on her website. ”I'll be 199 years old by then so I'll be lucky if I don't spend the day drooling on myself.” Devoted readers of Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone detective novels, first published in 1982 with “A is for Alibi,” will never know. The Santa Barbara writer who created in Millhone one of the first modern hard-boiled female private eyes and topped best-seller lists for decades, inspiring loyal readers to name their daughters after the series’ heroine, passed away Thursday after a two-year battle with cancer, according to her daughter, Jamie Clark. She was 77. The latest installment in the series published earlier this year, “Y is for Yesterday,” … [Read more...] about Beloved mystery writer Sue Grafton dies, leaving one last whodunit: Z is for?