Will Meghan and Harry Divorce Within the Next 5 Years?

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and the Duke of Sussex are now officially husband and wife. Already, there is speculation about how long this marriage will last. Answer: Don’t worry, there will not be a Meghan and Harry divorce anytime soon. At least, not for the next 5 years. Because both of them would want to […]

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

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

5 Sure-Fire Ways for Men to Lose Custody 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 […]

Are You Married to or Getting Divorced From a Thief?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]