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International Divorce Lawyer on Asset Disclosure rules under European and American law

In the United States, in just about every state, parties in a divorce action are legally required to make a full disclosure of their assets when they divorce –…

US DIVORCE HEADLINES

FLORIDA: Recently divorced law professor Dan Markel found dead: gun shot wound to the head

Dan Markel, a much loved and highly respected law professor  at Florida State University was found dead-v gun shot wound to the head - in his Florida home. His…

THE HAMPTONS: Divorce of Alison v Andy Brod hits the press

The Daily News reports that an Anonymous divorce filing in New York Supreme is really that of a PR maven Alison Brod and her handsome hubby Andy Brod.…

BROOKLYN: Judge throws out divorce case; finds Mexican destination marriage null

The Case of the Missing New York Marriage License for a Mexican Destination Wedding: A Brooklyn judge has adjudicated a couple unmarried even though they clearly thought that…

ARIZONA: New Study at University of Arizona links Divorce to hypertension

Science Daily reports that a new study at the University of Arizona has found a link between divorce and high blood pressure.…

WASHINGTON D.C.: Are the Obamas getting divorced?

There have probably been more than a few nights that they have slept apart (because they are angry with each other) during their stint at the White…

PROFILES
Divorce Saloon “Divorce Success Stories” Profiles series: Meet our guest – Jim Halfens

Divorce Saloon “Divorce Success Stories” Profiles series: Meet our guest – Jim Halfens

Jim Halfens is a Dutch visionary. The Netherlands based entrepreneur has come up with an innovative idea for handling divorce around the world - a concept he’s dubbed THE…

Divorce Saloon’s “Divorce Success Stories” Profiles Series: Meet our guest – Howard Phillips

Divorce Saloon’s “Divorce Success Stories” Profiles Series: Meet our guest – Howard Phillips

  Introducing pension actuary Howard Phillips, author of DIVIDING RETIREMENT PLAN ASSETS IN A DIVORCE: A Concise, Comprehensive Pension Guide for People Getting Divorced. Link:  http://divorcepensionrights.com After about…

Divorce Saloon’s “Divorce Success Stories” Profiles Series: Meet our guest – Cheryl Nielsen

Divorce Saloon’s “Divorce Success Stories” Profiles Series: Meet our guest – Cheryl Nielsen

Divorce Saloon’s editors have created the Divorce Success Stories Profiles Series. Our objective and aim is to showcase individuals in the international divorce community who have turned their…

Divorce Saloon speaks with divorce blogger, Cathy Sloper

Divorce Saloon speaks with divorce blogger, Cathy Sloper

Over Halloween weekend, we met up with fellow blogger Cathy Sloper at a party in Greenwich. Cathy had promised to talk with us about her blog and divorce…

WORLD DIVORCE NEWS

TRINIDAD: Rising divorce rates correlated to rising crime rates?

Divorce rate in Trinidad contributes to the rise in crime according to one author.…

NEW ZEALAND: Surgeon loses appeal of lower court order that wife gets 70% of his hard work

Of course everyone wants divorce settlements to be fair and even-sided but how is this…

10 Benefits of divorce in emerging economies like Mexico, Brazil and China

There may be some serious benefits to having the option to divorce for people -…

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Test your Divorce Vocabulary

Test Your Divorce Vocabulary: Take the Quiz After you finish a question, keep clicking next to the end of the quiz. The questions are in random order. The correct answer is explained in a brief...

Divorce Money

How Can 21st Century Women Improve Their Financial Odds Post Divorce?

-By Marion TD Lewis Why are women still getting the Financial shaft when they get divorced? I was reading this article on the Guardian website the other day where the author basically excoriates the media for suggesting that all women in big money cases are "gold-diggers."  In fact, as the author rightfully points out, the current statistics actually show that most women are worse off financially post divorce than most men. In fact, men tend to emerge post-split a lot richer than when they...

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THE TITANS: 20 bad-ass New York City divorce lawyers (the 2014 list)

THE TITANS: 20 bad-ass New York City divorce lawyers  (the 2014 list)

New York City Divorce lawyers are some of the most revered in the country. We consulted numerous sources, including but not limited to, Superlawyers, Martindale Hubbell, Avvo, New…

Retainer Agreements in Divorce and Family law cases

The retainer agreement is a contract or agreement between you and your divorce lawyer that details the work your attorney will do on your behalf to get you…

Should lawyers and judges be sanctioned for dropping the “F” bomb in court

I can't think of a single state in the Union whereby a divorce lawyer could get away with dropping the "F" bomb even if indeed it is…

Do American divorce lawyers have a legal duty to report tax cheats and tax dodgers?

a UK law, dating back to 2003 makes it a legal duty for divorce solicitors in the UK to report "suspicions" of tax dodging and tax cheating to…

How can divorce lawyers get page 1 ranking in Google searches? Get Google Juice!

Google can make or break a divorce lawyer's career. This is true in New York as much as in other parts of the country and in the rest…

Schacter v Schacter – New York big law divorce case: A partner is spared huge alimony obligation due to wife’s badmouthing on Internet site

Lawyer to Lawyer Janice and Ira Schacter are New York divorce lawyers, ostensibly, but it is the husband who made the big bucks. Mr Schacter was is a Partner at…

A New York City Divorce Attorney in defense of divorce lawyers

I read with interest this article the other day on the Huffington Post and it was written by divorce lawyer Ms. Etezad Rachman.  And this is an excerpt from…

How to be a good divorce lawyer: 20 tips from a neophyte

When clients search for a divorce lawyer or solicitor on Google, they tend to put in keywords such as "aggressvie divorce lawyer," "top divorce lawyer" and "tough divorce…

Google & the Divorce Lawyer’s Online Reputation: Should a search engine like Google be required to honor a lawyer’s “take down” request by erasing links to negative online reviews?

Should a lawyer be able to force Google to expunge “bad” links that adversely impact the lawyer’s reputation and thus, the lawyer’s Civil, Economic, Social and Cultural rights? A recent…

10 Ways to Get More Clients – A Primer for Divorce Lawyers and divorce experts

If a divorce lawyer or solicitor can't make it rain clients, your divorce practice cannot survive. This is a basic axiom of attorney business development strategists. An attorney…

When and where should divorce lawyers advertise?

Divorce Lawyer advertising Attorney advertising, always controversial, is a form of protected commercial speech pursuant to the First Amendment and the Supreme Court decision in, was it Bates v.…

Divorce Marketing: Are advertisers ignoring the “divorce niche” due to fear of divorce stigma?

Divorce Marketing: Are advertisers ignoring the “divorce niche” due to fear of divorce stigma?

Divorce News & information for divorce lawyers, professionals and advertisers The stigma of divorce can cost companies money. Back in the Spring of 2008, a few months before Divorce Saloon…

DIVORCE CASE LAW & ANALYSIS

CALIFORNIA: Sweden has jurisdiction over American born infant says U.S. Dist Court in California

Carlwig v Carlwig   U.S. Dist. Ct. in the Central District of CA decides a controversial case using ICARA and other…

Sex in the Divorce

Sex in the Divorce An article I recently read  about a draft bill in Massachusetts that proposes a ban on sex or…

The no-fault divorce revisited: Is your divorce anyone else’s business?

An article on the Huffington Post gave me pause just now.  The author Fred Silberberg stated that in New York you…

Katy Perry’s divorce from Russell Brand raises important questions about what “community property” means

I confess that I don’t really know anything about Katy Perry. I’ve heard her name and I know she sings but…

NEW YORK: DIVORCE & The GIFT TAX

NEW YORK: DIVORCE & The GIFT TAX

NEW YORK DIVORCE & THE GIFT TAX With some exceptions, any transfer of property is subject to the gift tax, including…

Gay Divorce? Now that the Justice Department appeals repeal of DOMA let’s figure out what to do about gay marriage

The Justice Department appeals repeal of DOMA The Justice Department has filed an appeal in the First Circuit, appealing 2 Massachusetts…

Divorce Horoscopes

Divorce Horoscopes 2014

Aquarius Recently, divorced aquarians just can't seem to make up their minds. About anything. Do they or don't they? Can they or should they? Will they or won't they. Aquarius is confused and disillusioned. People think it is wishy washiness and capriciousness but really, it's confusion. And unfortunately this will continue for all of 2014. And guess what? This is not a big tragedy. Sometimes it is like that. Just come to grips with it and of course, come to grips with the reality of your...

DIVORCE HOW-TO

How to get the judge to seal your divorce case and ban the public from seeing the proceedings

But is is possible to seal a divorce casse? Yes, normally to get a file sealed one has to proceed by motion or order to show cause.…

DIVORCE TIPS 1-2-3

100 divorce rules to live by

49. Don't expect your friends to re-arrange their entire life to be there for you when your marriage ends. Remember that they have their own lives, marriages…

SEX & DIVORCE

On sex

The consequences of sex can also have an impact during marriage and after marriage - namely, children. And this présents challenges for divorce lawyers. Sex makes kids.…

LIFE & STYLE

Divorce Tattoos

There are so many ways to celebrate a divorce these days, including with: divorce rings, divorce honeymoons, divorce spa treatments, divorce plastic surgery, divorce showers, divorce parties and…

CEOs & BUSINESSES

Google’s Sergey Brin to divorce

Google co-founder Sergey Brin is reportedly getting a divorce from his wife of six years, Anne Wojcicki. The couple has 2 children, a joint foundation, a melange…

POLITICIANS

Eliot Spitzer’s wife Silda demands divorce

Silda Wall Spitzer was New York political royalty for a minute and a half due to her marriage to former New York governor, Eliot Spitzer. The elegant…

BILLIONAIRES

Donald Sterling, billionaire Clippers owner, fights wife Shelly Sterling over team & family trust: Divorce imminent

Former divorce lawyer Donald Sterling, nee Donald Tokowitz, is a very interesting fella. The billionaire octogenarian owner of the Los Angeles Clippers - as well as a…

CELEBRITIES

2 preposterous hip hop divorce rumors?: Amber v Wiz + Beyonce v Jay Z

Two of hip hop’s royal houses are rumored to be waxing towards divorce court. To wit: Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa and Beyonce and Jay Z Carter.…

Divorce Real Estate

Tips and advice for buying the first home after a divorce

After divorce, one of the first things you often feel the need to do is find a new home - assuming you were not awarded the marital residence in the settlement agreement. Sometimes, depending on your income bracket, you may be looking for a new time share or vacation home in addition to just a new post-split domestic domicile.  Often times (but not always) you will be downsizing since not only the family unit is smaller but so too is the wallet size given that once there were two and now...

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