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Are men or women more likely to initiate divorce?

Married men are more likely to cheat than be cheated on, research shows, but that doesn't mean men shouldn't recognize that their spouses can also stray. Earlier this year, Las Vegas media outlets reported that over half of all married women are expected to be unfaithful to their spouses at some point in their marriages.

Does he have a fighting chance?

"Sugar" Shane Mosley is ready to stage a comeback at age 43. But before the boxer returns to the ring this weekend, he has started a legal fight with his ex-wife. Mosley insists in court documents that his 2002 Las Vegas wedding was not valid because the woman he married that day was already married.

By using the internet, do you raise the risk of divorce?

The theory goes something like this: those of us who use the internet are exposed to things that cause some to stray from their marriages. With a click of a mouse, people can find things such as social media sites where they can find former lovers, not to mention an abundance of pornography and sites serving up everything from news to recipes with eye-popping photos and videos.

Dividing substantial assets in a Las Vegas divorce

She can afford to set a spending record on a painting sold at auction. Art patron Elaine Wynn, co-founder of Wynn Resorts and former wife of Las Vegas icon Steve Wynn, can add the $142 million Francis Bacon triptych to her already impressive collection. She and her ex-husband collected a number of valuable art pieces during their two long marriages (the first lasted 23 years; the second was for 19 years).

Virtual visitation: Boon or bane for divorced parents?

Depending on a person's perspective, virtual visitation is an example of how technology can improve child-parent relationships or erode them. As the term implies, virtual visitation is a way of using Skype, cellphones, instant messaging and other technological advances to have contact after a divorce with your child.

Steps to take before filing for divorce

It's summer in Las Vegas. It's hot, but we are already eyeing September and October, when temperatures begin tapering off and the city gets an infusion of energy. For many people pondering divorce, it's a time when they begin looking ahead and thinking what life might be like in the new year if they act now and begin the legal process of deciding child custody and property division.

A fine day to end a marriage

The titles of some of the movies hint at the decline and fall of a marriage: "He's Just Not That Into You," "State of Play," "Extract" and "Man About Town." All of those Ben Affleck movies have been released in the past decade; the period during which he has been married to Jennifer Garner.

Common divorce mistake: Getting advice from family and friends

There is no one as dear to you as your sister. Or maybe your closest confidant is the guy at work who has apparently been everywhere and done everything. Other people turn to their best friend from their college days, their parents or a member of the clergy. All of these people can play vital roles in your life, giving you great advice on a number of personal issues you won't share with anyone else.