The 9th Stereotype: Rich, Old, Western White Men Think That Asian Women Won’t Divorce Them

In 2009, when The New Trophy Wives: Asian Women was written by Ying Chu for Marie Claire magazine, I was barely out of my teens and I frankly did not read this article as this was not something I would have cared less about. But being that I was doing some research for possible subjects … Continue reading “The 9th Stereotype: Rich, Old, Western White Men Think That Asian Women Won’t Divorce Them”

Divorce Beauty: Asian & African Beauty Tricks to Young You Up Real Fast, Ladies

Beauty Tricks for Recent Divorcées Beauty tricks are as old as the earth itself. Every culture has their tricks and products and habits that contribute to the science of beauty. Yes, I know this is a divorce blog and you want to hear about custody tips for your kids. Well, first of all there is plenty in … Continue reading “Divorce Beauty: Asian & African Beauty Tricks to Young You Up Real Fast, Ladies”

VIETNAM: New study shows that divorce is up significantly

A recent UN-supported Survey on Divorce in Vietnam shows that divorce is significantly on the rise in this Asian country according to the Shanghai Daily:  According to a recent survey co-conducted by Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the General Statistics Office, and with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF), the number of … Continue reading “VIETNAM: New study shows that divorce is up significantly”

Rupert Murdoch tells third wife Wendy Deng to hit the road: He files for divorce in NY Supreme

Eighty-two year old Rupert Murdoch has asked his 44 year old Chinese princess Yale alumna wife, Wendy Deng, for a divorce. The papers were lodged in New York Supreme today it seems. I guess this is the end of Deng’s “virtuous circle” of rich old men husbands with deep pockets? Apparently her second husband was … Continue reading “Rupert Murdoch tells third wife Wendy Deng to hit the road: He files for divorce in NY Supreme”

Divorce Saloon speaks with Henry Chung about divorce in Hong Kong

Divorce Saloon speaks with Henry Chung, a Divorce attorney in Hong Kong about Divorce in Hong Kong   Divorce Saloon:  Mr. Chung, welcome.  Henry Chung:  Thanks for interviewing me. Divorce Saloon: Sir, would you mind telling us a bit about your background? Are you originally from Hong Kong for example? Are you admitted only to the … Continue reading “Divorce Saloon speaks with Henry Chung about divorce in Hong Kong”

Japan and India should be sanctioned for allowing post-divorce parental abductions of American children

Japan and India should be sanctioned for allowing parents to abduct American born children On Divorce Saloon, there are a number of posts on the Hague Convention and “left behind” parents and the rights of children who are abducted, post divorce, and taken to the birth countries of one of their divorcing parents. Today, the Associated Press … Continue reading “Japan and India should be sanctioned for allowing post-divorce parental abductions of American children”

EAST ASIA: Divorce rates on sharp rise according to recent studies

According to new research, divorce rates are rising sharply in East Asia: This paper provides an overview of changing marriage patterns in East, South and Southeast Asia. It begins by relating marriage patterns to kinship systems. Differences in kinship systems go a long way towards explaining differences in marriage arrangements and stability of marriages in … Continue reading “EAST ASIA: Divorce rates on sharp rise according to recent studies”

HONG KONG: Recently divorced and looking for a billionaire sugar daddy to “remarry”? Forget young Asians

International divorce news WSJ recently did a report about how the heirs of billionaires attend wealth camps hosted by Citigroup’s Private Bank (you’ve got to have over $10 million in assets for your kids to attend this camp). This camp has been going on for several years (according to the WSJ they have them in New … Continue reading “HONG KONG: Recently divorced and looking for a billionaire sugar daddy to “remarry”? Forget young Asians”

SINGAPORE: Why smart couples in Asia are signing prenups these days, by New York Divorce Attorney

Whether or not South Korea is the “divorce capital of Asia” is open to debate. But what seems pretty incontrovertible is that more and more Asian marriages are ending in divorce (like everywhere else in the world supposedly) and more and more Asian couples are entering into prenuptial agreements to protect themselves for this inevitable … Continue reading “SINGAPORE: Why smart couples in Asia are signing prenups these days, by New York Divorce Attorney”

NEW YORK: Celeb chef Todd English’s fiancee Erica Wang beats him with Chopard timepiece

Breaking News I am in the middle of making yam pancakes for a little supper party I am throwing tonight with a couple of friends and am fetlock deep in yam/flour/egg/cinnamon batter (my poor cat reeks of fried yams for chrissakes!) but I am a multi-tasker by definition so I thought I’d throw up a … Continue reading “NEW YORK: Celeb chef Todd English’s fiancee Erica Wang beats him with Chopard timepiece”

NEW YORK: 3 times divorced 4 times married Bruce Wasserstein dies and leaves 4th wife Angela Chao disinherited?

Angela Chao does not need Bruce Wasserstein’s money. She’s got plenty. But his untimely death in New York a few days ago raises some legal questions. Well, first of all, rest in peace, Mr. Wasserstein. But there are some questions about the state of his affairs and it makes me wonder about his surviving spouse … Continue reading “NEW YORK: 3 times divorced 4 times married Bruce Wasserstein dies and leaves 4th wife Angela Chao disinherited?”

Divorce not yet signed and he’s already shopping at La Perla for the other woman who just happens to be Asian?

Forgive me in advance if this post is even slightly inappropriate. Two things inspired this post. The first is an article I was reading in a fashion mag today  called, The New Trophy Wife by Ying Chu. The other was a memory I had of an article I had read in New York Magazine about CEO … Continue reading “Divorce not yet signed and he’s already shopping at La Perla for the other woman who just happens to be Asian?”