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Judge Denies Wife’s Request for Additional Alimony

This week, the New York Post featured an article entitled “Judge Doesn’t Buy Wife’s ‘Mentally Ill’ Bid for More Alimony”, by Julia Marsh. The article discusses an Ivy League-educated lawyer’s ploy to get extra alimony from her soon-to-be ex-husband, by claiming she is too mentally unstable to work.   In 2012, Stephen Radin, a partner…

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What I Know For Sure 30 Years After My Divorce

With divorce often comes rage and resentment towards your ex.  However, the Huffington Post article by Brittany Wong, What I Know For Sure 30 Years After My Divorce, provides reassuring insight of 30-year divorcee, Carol Stigger.  In her early 40s, Carol Stigger’s husband ran off with one of her good friends.  She realized that the…

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The Jewish Get and it’s Impact on Obtaining a Divorce

Haaretz, an Israeli news reporter, recently posted an interesting article entitled “Jewish Woman Seeking Divorce for Years Tells N.Y. Court of Rape and Abuse.” This article discussed an extremely prominent and sensitive issue that is currently plaguing a number of Jewish women seeking a divorce.   In 2008, Rivky Stein, an eighteen-year-old from Brooklyn, New…

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How Shacking Up Leads to Divorce

In the modern day, many people entering new relationships fall into the trap of prematurely moving in together. Moving in with your significant other tends to be taken too lightly, and without considering the constraints it puts on your life. In her article, How Shacking Up Leads to Divorce, Naomi Schaefer Riley poses the key…

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Valentine’s Day as a Divorcee

  Valentine’s Day is a holiday associated with love and romance. However, when you are in the process of an ending your marriage or are newly divorced, February 14th could be a dreadful day. In her article, How Not To Want To Curl Up In a Ball and Die On Valentine’s Day When You’re Divorcing,…

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Divorcing Spouses Beware: How Facebook Could Prejudice the Outcome of Your Pending Divorce Action

This week Mirror Daily featured an article entitled, “Facebook Now Crops Up in a Third of Divorce Cases over Cheating and Old Flames”, written by Samantha Yule. According to the article, a recent survey of matrimonial firms’ caseloads revealed that social media is increasingly relied upon as proof of inappropriate behavior in divorce actions. Specifically,…

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Everyone Deserves the Right to Divorce, Kentucky Agrees

A Jefferson Family Court judge granted Kentucky’s first same-sex divorce. Judge Joseph O’Reilly permitted the divorce of two Louisville women who were legally married in Massachusetts.   While Judge O’Reilly issued this decision on December 29th, 2014, he waited until now to publicize the decision “so that it would become and couldn’t be challenged.” However,…

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Don’t Forget Your Vows, Change Them

This week, the Huffington Post published an article entitled “Forgotten Vows,” written by Susan Saper Galamba, a divorce and family law attorney. The article directed the reader’s attention to the meaning of wedding day vows and how even after divorce some aspects of the vows still remain true.   During the divorce process, tolerance of…

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Who Gets the Family Pet Upon Divorce?

Recently, the Las Vegas Review Journal featured an article entitled “Spouses Tangle Over Pets in Divorce Court”, written by Carri Geer Thevenot. The article focused on the complications many divorcing couples face when they cannot agree upon who will get the family pet upon dissolution of the marriage.   In a survey completed last February,…

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