Will Meghan and Harry Divorce Within the Next 5 Years?

Will  Meghan and Harry Divorce in 5 years? Meghan and Harry divorce? Say it isn’t so! 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 […]

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 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 […]