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INTERNATIONAL DIVORCE LAWYER COLUMN

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

NEW YORK: Is Elizabeth Vargas’ divorce and cheating husband the reason she is an alcoholic?

Alcoholism is a terrible ailment. It is almost better to get diagnosed with something like cancer than to be one of those people who can't control their need…

NEW YORK: Babbio v.Babbio: Husband loses millions due to wording in prenup

Lawrence Babbio and Sheri Lee Babbio's divorce case was heard on appeal after NY Supreme Court Judge Laura Drager allowed Mr Babbio to recoup millions as "separate…

ARIZONA: Pregnant transgender Thomas Beatie is a “man” for purposes of marriage/divorce says Court of Appeals

ABC News is reporting that Thomas Beatie, a transgender American who conceived and bore 3 children after beginning transition from female to male, is a man for purposes of…

FLORIDA: Murdered FSU prof Dan Markel + the Jewish divorce “GET” extortion connection

Just when all fingers were pointing elsewhere, it seems the police in Florida have been unearthing even more mysterious clues into the murder of FSU professor Dan Markel.…

CONNECTICUT: Divorce and family lawyer Ira Mayo gets life ban from female clients

seems he had this quid pro quo thingy going on whereby he would procure massages and sexual favors from family law and domestic violence clients in exchange for…

PODCASTS
Divorce Saloon interviews Paris international divorce lawyer Noemie Houchet Tran

Divorce Saloon interviews Paris international divorce lawyer Noemie Houchet Tran

Madame Houchet Tran is from Normandy France. She currently has an office in the 14th arrondissement (she will be moving to the 17th soon to Rue Courcelles) of Paris where…

Divorce Parisian style part III: Interview with Paris divorce avocat Carole Painblanc (audio – 2 parts)

Divorce Parisian style part III: Interview with Paris divorce avocat Carole Painblanc (audio – 2 parts)

Carole Painblanc is an avocat in Paris who specializes in Divorce and Family Law. Our international correspondent sat down for a chat recently at Madame Painblanc’s office located not far…

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

CHINA: Divorce filings limit set to 15 per day in Xian Shaanxi Province

According to the South China Morning Post, micobloggers in the region are outraged about this…

HONG KONG: Introducing the divorce capital of Asia + the ‘graveyard of marriages’

The South China Morning Post has a very interesting article about divorce in Hong Kong…

BIRMINGHAM: UK’s busiest courts urge couples to seek mediation

London may be the Divorce Capital of the World but Birmingham has the UK’s busiest divorce courts …

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Quizzes

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

Get the Most Money in Your Divorce Settlement

Getting the most money in your divorce settlement does not require you to be a mercenary but it does require some degree of strategizing and intelligence. By the latter I do not refer to IQ but rather I use the word sort of the way someone who works for the FBI might. There are 3 key stages in the divorce process for purposes of your divorce settlement: the prenup stage, the post nup stage and the pre-marriage rupture/divorce intervention stage. Let us take each one in turn. The prenup...

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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…

Divorce Real Estate

What happens to your coop when you get divorced? Who gets what?

The New York Times tackled this question recently. It seems a whole bunch of possibilities exist for divorcing couples with respect to their coop and condo. Usually, first of all, one spouse will likely buyout the other spouse. This is going to mean getting refinancing which  may be difficult, depending on the situation, because where there were two incomes, post-divorce there may only be one. So getting qualified by a bank for the refinance could be an issue. This is true for both coops and...

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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 divorce a spouse that you can’t find

What to do when you can't find your spouse and you want a divorce: You must serve your spouse the divorce papers so if you can't…

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

The Self-confessed Sex Addict Cheater: Should you ask for a divorce RIGHT NOW?

If there are kids involved, it might be tempting to stay and try to work on the Relationship even if one's spouse is a self-confessed sex addict…

LIFE & STYLE

STYLE: The 10 sexiest post-divorce revenge car purchases of all time

Divorce can be a depressing time for some people. For others, the denouement of a marriage that stopped being a happy situation is a “time to go shopping for…

CEOs & BUSINESSES

Marc Leder on how divorce can turn a private equity CEO into a “buck wild” Hugh Hefner

A few publications have said he went on a "tear" after Lisa cheated on him and now he is just completely buck wild and out of control…

POLITICIANS

TENNESSEE: Rep Scott DesJarlais’ decade old divorce at issue in primary

When should a politician’s past history – especially personal history like the détails of a divorce – stay in the past? A New York Times Report about…

BILLIONAIRES

Will Billionaire oilman “wildcatter” Harold Hamm’s divorce settlement set a world record?

They call him a wildcatter. And other things. One thing is for sure, billionaire Harold Hamm, majority shareholder in Continental Resources (an oil giant), and soon to…

CELEBRITIES

NEW YORK: Did Kelly Rutherford DESERVE to lose custody of her kids with Daniel Giersch?

She should have played her cards differently and acted more reasonably and do everything the court said including add the father's name to the birth certificate. …

Weird Divorce

Divorce & Margarine consumption are apparently weirdly correlated

So apparently, a cheeky law student over at Harvard has identified a correlation between margarine consumption and the divorce rate in Maine. As consumption of margarine increases, divorce in Maine likewise goes up. There is therefore a directe correlation between the two variable. Does this mean that margarine consumption causes divorce in Maine?...