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John Crouch
Arlington, Virginia
I am a long-time family-law and estate-planning lawyer who believes in improving divorce and single parenthood, but more importantly, in preventing them.
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... I have never regretted that my undergraduate days were devoted to the study of literature, language, & logic.” -- Ann-Marie Clark Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2021 at Parts of Speech
"How Falconry Changed Language" -- BBC My falcon now is sharp and passing empty; And till she stoop she must not be full-gorged, For then she never looks upon her lure. Another way I have to man my haggard, To make her come and know her keeper’s call ... "The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2021 at Parts of Speech
"Greece's disappearing whistled language". BBC Travel. BBC.com. Also at: "Greece's disappearing whistled language". BBC Travel. BBC.com. (via Wayback archive) Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2021 at Parts of Speech
Why Your Body Sometimes Jerks As You Fall Asleep A closer look at hypnic jerks By David B. Clear on Medium.com Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at Parts of Speech
Why Your Body Sometimes Jerks As You Fall Asleep A closer look at hypnic jerks By David B. Clear on Medium.com Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at Parts of Speech
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at Parts of Speech
". . . even if we also think there's legitimate contestation-- "I'm the real conservative because I want to conserve the environment," "I'm the real socialist because I believe in cooperation in society, not the state," "I'm the real egalitarian because I believe in equality of opportunity," "I'm the real... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at Parts of Speech
... but it can be approached by: “Doing the right thing” “Loving and honouring God and your society” "Striving for perfection” “Stepping out from your comfort zone to help someone in need” Philotimo comes from the Ancient Greek word philotimia (φιλοτιμία) ... the first attested written reference dates to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2021 at Parts of Speech
"A whistled register of Spanish used by inhabitants of La Gomera in the Canary Islands to communicate over a distance of up to three miles, across the deep ravines and narrow valleys that radiate through the island." -- Wikipedia Listen (turning on captioning helps). Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2021 at Parts of Speech
... (RkReÜAÜG for short, beef-labeling-monitoring-delegation-law), Kraftfahrzeug-Haftpflichtversicherung (car insurance), Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschafte (legal protection insurance company, which sounds redundant), or "Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft," the "Association for Subordinate Officials of the Head Office Management of the Danube Steamboat Electrical Services." Don't say I'm not looking out for your kulturlichnichtineinmeinschaftgefalllenheit (culturally-not-down-a-mineshaft-fallingness). Why Germans bid 'Auf Wiedersehen' to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2021 at Parts of Speech
This legislative session has many bills affecting families, but the extant ones most significantly changing family law are: SB 1321 Expands stepparent adoption to people who are not married to a parent of the child. HB 1852 Uniform Collaborative Law... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2021 at The Family Law News Blog
The definition of a "hate" group has been in constant flux, no, expansion, for so long now that it's easy to forget that it was stable for generations. I always thought that the standard use of it for Nazis and other organized racists was unimaginative, and risked underestimating how dangerous... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2020 at Parts of Speech
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Posted Nov 30, 2020 at Divorce Statistics and Studies Blog
This is the lowest per capita rate since 1968, and the second-lowest absolute number of divorces in this century. These are rates for 2018 -- that's how far behind the reporting of these numbers typically runs. The CDC's National Center... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2020 at Divorce Statistics and Studies Blog
My sons' Scouts BSA troop has suddenly become a food drive. (Though the scouts are also still doing a lot of work on various merit badges and rank requirements.) It started with the Gomez family, two of whose sons have led the troop as Senior Patrol Leader. They are close... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2020 at Parts of Speech
By John Crouch The “Child-Friendly Faith Project” has a full plate of deadly serious issues of child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, etc. But for me, as a family law attorney, the idea of "Child-Friendly Faith” also raises other important... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2020 at The Family Law News Blog
Updated 4/23/20 By John Crouch and Sarah Panariello This year's legislative session included many modest but salutary amendments to make family life and family law a little more efficient and fair. There were also immense amounts of mostly political legislation... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2020 at The Family Law News Blog
"We state the factual allegations in the complaint in the light most favorable to the insurers, giving them the benefit of all reasonable inferences that arise from those allegations. However, we do not accept the veracity of conclusions of law... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at The Family Law News Blog
The Rise in Divorce Rates, 1960-1974: Age-Specific Components By Robert T. Michael in Demography Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at Divorce Statistics and Studies Blog
Divorce rates data, 1858 to now: how has it changed? Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at Divorce Statistics and Studies Blog
Really. Nowadays relatively little information about divorces is collected; far less is aggregated and reported; and hardly any of it is actually studied, compared, correlated, etc. But from the beginning it was not so. The CDC's web site maintains these... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2019 at Divorce Statistics and Studies Blog
(Meanwhile, several major U.S. states don't even collect any raw data for divorce statistics) Marriages and divorces: Eurostat metadata Reference metadata 1. Contact 2. Metadata update 3. Statistical presentation 4. Unit of measure 5. Reference Period 6. Institutional Mandate 7.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2019 at Divorce Statistics and Studies Blog
These are rates for 2017 -- that's how far behind the reporting of these numbers typically runs. From the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics report, Divorce rates by State: 1990, 1995, and 1999-2017. State 2017 rate (divorces per 1,000... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2019 at Divorce Statistics and Studies Blog