TEXAS: Sandra Bullock files for divorce in Austin Texas, not Los Angeles, CA: A look at divorce in Texas v. California

Academy Award Winner Sandra Bullock has filed for divorce and is proceeding with the adoption of an infant boy, Louis Bardot Bullock, even though she’s living in Los Angeles. Question: Why did she file in Austin Texas even though she’s got a home in Hollywood? Well, for one thing, she also has a residence in […]

NEW YORK: Christopher Reinhold v. Colette DiPierro – dispute over $17,500 engagement ring

Should  Colette DiPierro return the engagement ring to her ex-fiance Christopher Reinhold? I think yes.  Here in New York, as we have posted ad museum, an engagement ring is a conditional gift. The condition subsequent condition precedent (case law says it’s a condition subsequent, but I really see this as condition precedent– i.e., marriage must […]

NORTH CAROLINA: What does “alienation of affection” mean Ms. Elizabeth Edwards?

WHAT IS ALIENATION OF AFFECTION? Elizabeth Edwards, former (almost) wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards has threatened to sue former campaign aid Andrew Young for “alienation of affection.” What that means is that she is blaming Andrew for the breakdown/implosion of her marriage to the former senator and former presidential candidate. The idea is […]

Are business taxes owed to the IRS marital debts or seperate debts? Who’s responsible to pay?

Are business taxes owed to the IRS marital debts or seperate debts? Who’s responsible to pay?

ARE BUSINESS TAXES OWED TO IRS SEPARATE PROPERTY OR MARITAL PROPERTY WHEN YOU DIVORCE?Louise Gilliam v. Arthur McGrady, Richmond Virginia   This blogger had an interesting article up today. It had to do with this somewhat well-to-do Virginia couple who got into some trouble for living above their means. The wife’s parents were basically subsidizing […]

SOUTH CAROLINA: Hey, Jenny Sanford, WHAT IS THE LEGAL DEFINITION OF CONDONATION?

ADULTERY: Hey, Jenny Sanford, WHAT IS THE LEGAL DEFINITION OF CONDONATION?: “It was one thing to forgive adultery but another thing to condone it.” Jenny Sanford, ex first lady of South Carolina. The Associated Press is reporting that former First Lady of South Carolina, Jenny Sanford, will be coming out with her memoirs next month. […]

NEW YORK: Divorce attorney’s Letter to Tiger Woods – If you are smart you will file for divorce before Elin gets to it

Dear Tiger Woods, Here’s what I’ve been thinking about your case: A smart Tiger would get a lawyer and presumptively  pre-emptively file for divorce against Elin before she files papers against him. Especially if these rumors are true about Elin hiring Sorrell Trope. Tiger, you want to keep this divorce in Florida at all costs. Florida is your domicile […]

CALIFORNIA: Elin Woods to file divorce in community property west coast state of California?

Tiger Woods Full Throttle hit a speed bump today as reports have mushroomed that Elin Nordegren has hired a high powered divorce lawyer, removed her wedding ring, and has moved into a separate residence from the storied golfer. Reports are that she plans to file for divorce after the Christmas Holidays, not in Florida which […]

Which New York divorce attorney has the most impressive roster of high profile clients?

Which New York Divorce attorney has the most impressive roster of high profile clients? Well, it’s the guy who repped these folks in their high profile divorces: Mayor Bloomberg, Uma Thurman, Henry Kravis, Christie Brinkley, Tommy Mottola, Grace Hightower, James Gandolfini,Ivana Trump, Marla Maples and, of course, Swedish countess Marie Douglas-David   Can you guess […]