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 […]


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. […]

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 […]

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: % 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Financial Documents and Divorce

Reprinted with author’s permission Marriage is an economic partnership. You have a right to all records affecting the finances of you or your spouse. It does not matter in whose name the papers and accounts are kept. It will be cheaper, easier and faster if you collect as much documentation as you can instead of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Divorce Warrior post apocalypse by Terri Weiss

Divorce Warrior post apocalypse by Terri Weiss

By Terri Weiss Reprinted with permission of the author You’ve made it through to the other side. Both you and your spouse signed the settlement agreement — it’s got those fancy notary stamps, and every page of every copy was properly initialed. The judge signed the final order or judgment, and the county clerk stamped […]

Divorce War Survival Tips by Terri Weiss

Divorce War Survival Tips by Terri Weiss

Divorce War Survival Tips By: Terri L. Weiss Reprinted with permission of the author. All Rights Reserved. Punishing court orders pelt you until you can hardly see straight. The motions keep coming; you’re in court all the time. Child Protective Services is pounding down your door and your in-laws are pressing charges. You’re broke; you’re […]

FIRST PERSON: Single Mother’s Day by Jessica Bram

  (Original essay written for, May 8, 2009)   By Jessica Bram Author of Happily Ever After Divorce: Notes of a Joyful Journey (Health Communications,  Inc. April 2009)   I couldn’t tell you what possessed me to walk through the jewelry department of my town’s most expensive store on that Saturday in May.  Perhaps […]