5 Sure-Fire Way For Men to Lose Custody (Guest Post)

5 Sure-Fire Ways for Men to Lose Custody Child custody is defined as “a parent who is given physical and/or legal custody of a child by court order”. A child-custody order is a judgment, decree, or other order of a court determining the legal custody, physical custody, or visitation of a child. Custody of your child, or children, derives from a court document … Continue reading “5 Sure-Fire Way For Men to Lose Custody (Guest Post)”

Are You Married to or Getting Divorced From a Thief?

Oh boy. This must be hard. Although, my grandmother always said that it is easier to manage a thief than it is to manage a liar. Still, the idea of marrying or being married to someone who thinks nothing of shop lifting things or outright commit grand larceny has got to be thrilling in all … Continue reading “Are You Married to or Getting Divorced From a Thief?”

The One Lesson I Learned From Brad and Angelina

Brad and Angelina can teach us a lot of things but one of the key lessons, I think, is that too much change, upheaval and movement in a relationship is unsustainable. It is bad enough to have a partner who travels constantly for work. In Brangelina’s case they had enough resources that they tried to … Continue reading “The One Lesson I Learned From Brad and Angelina”

The Truth About Prenups – by Nick Nichols (guest)

THE TRUTH ABOUT PRENUPS   Somewhere in Portugal, Johnny Depp may have thought about prenups this weekend. How different would things be if he had one now? A lot.   There is surprise that there isn’t a prenup in this instance. But the truth about prenups reveals how problematic they can be.   Depp fits … Continue reading “The Truth About Prenups – by Nick Nichols (guest)”

Your Assets & Your Divorce: What you should know (guest article)

Divorce and Assets…50/50 is Often Anything But. As the song goes “Breaking up is hard to do”.  This can be especially true when accumulated assets are involved.  Unfortunately, most enduring a divorce are typically immersed in a sea of emotions, prompting them to rely on legal counsel to advocate on their behalf in this area. … Continue reading “Your Assets & Your Divorce: What you should know (guest article)”

DIVORCE IN THE DIGITAL AGE: TOP 10 PITFALLS

Divorce In The Digital Age: Top 10 Tech Pitfalls by Sherri Donovan Posting photos on social media, like Facebook and Instagram, that will compromise your standing as a responsible parent. Photos that show you partying are a problem. Postings on social media are being used against parents in custody disputes and are permitted as evidence. … Continue reading “DIVORCE IN THE DIGITAL AGE: TOP 10 PITFALLS”

The law on equality between women and men: a guarantee against unpaid child support?

After separation, the first subject of discord is the non-payment or delayed payment of maintenance charged to the parent with whom the children do not have their habitual residence.   Recent surveys indicate an alarming percentage of 40% of alimony unfulfilled in France. Another poll, quoted in the press release of our Minister of Women’s … Continue reading “The law on equality between women and men: a guarantee against unpaid child support?”

The Franco-Moroccan divorce and inefficiency of the 1981 bilateral convention

On August 10, 1981 a convention was signed between the French Republic and the Kingdom of Morocco concerning the status of persons and family and judicial cooperation (see text: http://www.amb-maroc.fr/documents/convention % 201981.pdf).   Unlike many bilateral agreements on this matter, the French-Moroccan Convention has always intended to apply today and the rules of conflict of … Continue reading “The Franco-Moroccan divorce and inefficiency of the 1981 bilateral convention”

Divorcing a “Narcissist” Ex – by Marye (First Wives World)

The Narcissistic Ex: The importance of having a good lawyer – by guest blogger, Marye (from First Wives World) Wether you are divorcing a narcissist or are going to court with him for another go-round it’s really, really important to have a good lawyer and to do your homework. When I filed for divorce I … Continue reading “Divorcing a “Narcissist” Ex – by Marye (First Wives World)”

17 Common Mistakes to Avoid In Divorce Proceedings

By Sherri Donovan Reprinted with author’s permission Divorce is a complex process, propelling those involved into a situation where they must face legal, financial and psychological challenges simultaneously, all while managing everyday work and parenting demands. These common mistakes, based on my years of experience as a matrimonial lawyer, can be the most damaging to … Continue reading “17 Common Mistakes to Avoid In Divorce Proceedings”

The Pros and Cons of No-Fault Divorce

By Sherri Donovan Reprinted with author’s permission No-fault divorce means that a couple need not prove any instances of wrongdoing or abuse in order to file for divorce in a court of law. Without the no-fault option, allegations of a statutorily defined reason, such as cruelty, abuse, adultery or abandonment, must be made and proven. … Continue reading “The Pros and Cons of No-Fault Divorce”

Parenting in the 21st Century: Terminology & Multiple Parenting

By Sherri Donovan Reprinted with author’s permission The traditional key terms regarding the care of children in family law — “custody” and “visitation” — seem increasingly outdated and in fact detrimental to positive outcomes. These terms imply competition, winning and losing, ownership and possession, and a diminished, stigmatized parental status, tending to exacerbate the threats … Continue reading “Parenting in the 21st Century: Terminology & Multiple Parenting”

8 Reasons Why 50-50 May Not Be Fair

By Sherri Donovan Reprinted with author’s permission Marriage is often thought of as an economic partnership where spouses are considered equal owners of all property acquired during a marriage. Accordingly, it may seem logical to simply divide all marital property 50-50 upon a couple’s divorce. Yet you may still be entitled to a greater share … Continue reading “8 Reasons Why 50-50 May Not Be Fair”

FRANCE: Information for expats on marrying and divorcing a french national by Noemie Houchet Tran

Divorce avocat in Paris Noémie Houchet Tran shares information about how to marry and divorce a french national. All the important details you need to know to protect yourself and your assets: Marrying a French citizen in France : mutual duties of marriage ; matrimonial property and inheritance     France is more and more attractive for … Continue reading “FRANCE: Information for expats on marrying and divorcing a french national by Noemie Houchet Tran”