Archive for the ‘Divorce’ Category
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We’ve seen employees fired over Facebook postings and photos, a judge grant permission to an opposing party to dig into private Facebook postings in a personal injury lawsuit, and another judge force a juror to reveal Facebook status updates, but this one is certainly a different twist: a Connecticut judge has ordered a divorcing couple [...]
Do you really have to pay the red light photo tickets that are taken with a camera?
We have a judgement against us for $11,304, at this time, they are garnishing my wages for $3,000 of that. Now, we find out that they have put a hold on our checking account for the full amount of $11,304. Can they do that, and if so, how is that possible?
Every Friday, attorney Joe Escalante answers legal questions for free on the LegalZoom Facebook Page. Did you miss last week’s Free Joe Friday? Don’t worry. We’ve got it all right here. Lori: Hi my name is Lori I am a single mom and recently quit my job to prepare for a wedding he “Mr Perfect” [...]