Divorce Tales

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Alimony Reforms: NJ May End Permanent Payments

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Jersey legislators are considering reforms that would end permanent alimony. Laura W. Morgan, owner of Family Law Consulting in Charlottesville, Virginia and co-author (with Brett Turner) of the forthcoming Alimony Handbook to be published by the American Bar Association, explains how New Jersey and New York fit into a wave of family law changes, and takes your calls with questions or stories about alimony payments in your own life.


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The Divorce Tales: LIVE

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Civilians joined WNYC live at the Greene Space on Monday, June 28 to share your divorce tale contributions and to perform excerpts from YOU BETTER SIT DOWN: Tales From My Parents' Divorce.

In case you missed it, you can now watch the entire performance.

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This Week's Divorce Tales: What Were We Like Afterwards?

Monday, June 21, 2010

The world as we knew it ended, and the shuttling back-and-forth began. Tell us what happened after the dust settled on your parents' divorce. Find out how to contribute.


No-Fault Divorce Law Closer to Approval

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Getting a divorce in New York State could soon be a lot easier.

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Last Week's Divorce Tales: What Were The Terms Of The Split?

Monday, June 14, 2010

He wants the house. She wants the kids. And they both want that crystal-encrusted vase that was a wedding present. Tell us your parents' divorce story.

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Tales From Your Parents' Divorce

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The Civilians are listening to your divorce tales.

The above audio is cartoonist Nikole Beckwith's tale of her parents split.

For each question we post each week tell us your tale and we'll showcase some of your responses at our WNYC Greene Space event on June 28th.

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This Week's Divorce Tales: What Was Your Reaction?

Monday, June 07, 2010

Were there lots of tears or was it more shock and awe? Tell us the story of your parents' divorce. Find out how to contribute.

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Videos: Previous Divorce Tales

Thursday, June 03, 2010

We’re four theater artists, all members of The Civilians – a theater company that creates shows from investigations into real life. That’s one thing we have in common.

The other thing is that all of our parents are divorced.

If you were born anytime in the 70s or 80s, there’s a decent chance yours are too.

This is them, played by us. Telling it like it was.


The Takeaway

Al and Tipper Gore Call it Quits

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Al and Tipper Gore shocked friends and political observers when they announced that they would separate after 40 years of marriage. The couple that weathered some of the harshest marriage conditions including the scrutiny of life in the White House, the grueling demands of congressional and presidential campaigns, and the tragic loss of a child, were considered to be one of the rare stable pairs in American political life.

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This Week's Divorce Tales: How Did You Tell Us?

Monday, May 31, 2010

The "family meeting" should have clued us in. Tell us the story behind your parents' divorce. Find out how to contribute.

The Civilians

This Week's Divorce Tales: Why Did They Break Up?

Monday, May 24, 2010

As part of our on-going dialogue on the D-word, we want to know the straw that broke the camels back in your parents' divorce. Tell us your story.

The Civilians

This Week's Divorce Tales: When Did the Trouble Start?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Continuing the conversation about your parents' divorce, this week we want to know: When did the trouble start? When did a cute idiosyncracy become an intolerable character defect? When did their eyes start to wander? Contribute your story.