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Getting Divorced? For Some, It’s Time to Celebrate

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If you’re heading into summer thinking that while you’ve enjoyed them, you’ve had your fill of weddings for a while, don’t be surprised if you receive an invite to a divorce party. Getting married is usually more of a happy occasion than a divorce, but many people are celebrating the freedom that now awaits them […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

June 25th, 2014 at 8:57 am

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Fighting for the Right to Same Sex Divorce

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The recognition of the right to marry in some states has been an immense step forward for same sex couples, but several jurisdictions that have not recognized that right are now facing another, related legal question: What happens when such marriages don’t work out and the couples want to divorce in their state? If the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 28th, 2014 at 10:21 am

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In Search of a Quickie Divorce?

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Once upon a time, the state of Alabama offered couples looking for a “quickie divorce” a good option. In fact, as noted by columnist Steve Flowers, between the years of 1945 and 1970, the so-called Bible Belt state “flourished as a divorce mill” and was even labeled as the divorce capital of the country by […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

January 31st, 2014 at 3:08 pm

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New York Divorce: Murdoch Style

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Third time’s a charm, unless you’re Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch, the 82-year-old recently named the 91st richest man in the world, just closed a deal with his third ex-wife Wendi Deng Murdoch, 44, ending their 14-year marriage after initially filing in June. “We are pleased to announce that we have reached an amicable settlement of all […]

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Written by Phil Corso

December 30th, 2013 at 9:35 am

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Legal Issues in Frankel-Hoppy Divorce

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We don’t often discuss celebrity divorces around here, but the legal issues involved in the split of Skinnygirl Cocktails founder Bethenny Frankel and her estranged husband Jason Hoppy are forcing our typing hands. From custody, child support, alimony, and living arrangements to prenuptial agreements, this is one divorce that, for better or worse, truly seems […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 3rd, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Prenup Thrown Out in Multi-Million Dollar Divorce Case

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A Brooklyn appellate court recently shocked the legal world when it threw out a prenuptial agreement between a divorcing couple. “A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two people signed before marriage that details what will happen in the event of divorce, particularly regarding financial affairs,” and they are almost always upheld in court. But […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 11th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

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Sesame Street Addresses Divorce

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In December, Sesame Street tackled the issue of divorce with a new 13-minute video in which one of the show’s characters discusses her parents’ divorce. The children’s television show has developed “Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce,” which includes materials to help children aged two to eight deal with their parents’ divorce. Along with the video, […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

January 2nd, 2013 at 5:41 am

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Grounds for Divorce in Saudi Arabia Now Include Smoking

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A judge in Saudia Arabia has added “smoking” to the list of possible grounds for divorce in that country. According to Bikyamasr, Appeals Judge Ebrahim Khodairi wrote: If a woman married a man and then found out that he is a smoker, and she mentioned in her case that she had, as a result of […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 19th, 2012 at 10:23 am

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New York Divorce Law’s Alimony Provision Stays Put For Now

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New York became the last state to allow no-fault divorce in 2010, but that law also included a provision for temporary alimony during divorce proceedings, which is still being contested. There won’t be any changes to that law in the near future, however, reports The Wall Street Journal, because an independent report by the Law […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 12th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

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Legal Issues Surrounding Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Divorce

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Whether you were surprised or not at the news of the break-up of the five-and-a-half-year marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, one thing is for certain: this could get legally messy really fast. Of course whenever we hear of a celebrity split-up, we wonder about the infamous prenup. A prenuptial agreement “is a contract […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 2nd, 2012 at 10:32 am