Q&A: Can Grandparents (Like Kris Jenner) Win Custody of GrandKids if the Parents Divorce?

CAN GRAND PARENTS LIKE KRIS JENNER WIN CUSTODY OF GRANDKIDS? It sounds totally crazy but it is possible that grandparents could win custody of minor children during a particularly protracted divorce battle where parents are both deemed unfit. This happened recently in Lisa Marie Presley’s case, I believe, where her mother Priscilla Presley was awarded … Continue reading “Q&A: Can Grandparents (Like Kris Jenner) Win Custody of GrandKids if the Parents Divorce?”

On Renewing Your Wedding Vows in Lieu of Filing for Divorce by Kate Nguyen

RENEWING YOUR WEDDING VOWS INSTEAD OF FILING FOR DIVORCE Renewing your wedding vows is a thing a lot of people try before they file for divorce. Celebrities do it a lot. Heidi Klum and Seal, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Khloe and Lamar. Clearly, this strategy does not always work. Renewing your wedding vows does … Continue reading “On Renewing Your Wedding Vows in Lieu of Filing for Divorce by Kate Nguyen”

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”

PARIS: A recap of the 2014 Divorce Conference at INED

The 2014 Paris divorce conference – by Marion TD Lewis The Twelfth Conference of the Network for the Sociological and Demographic Study of Divorce was held in Paris at INED (institut national d’etudes demographiques) from October 2 – 4, 2014. I was lucky to have been invited. I took the Metro to Porte de Montreuil … Continue reading “PARIS: A recap of the 2014 Divorce Conference at INED”

Abbie Dorn v. Dan Dorn: Judge rules brain damaged mom can get visitation with triplets above dad’s objections

Brain dead mom gets visitation with her triplets Speaking of men being unable to handle “illness” in a spouse. I just got wind of this story from the Associated Press about Dan Dorn and his brain-damaged wife, Abbie Dorn.  Seems Abbie became brain damaged during childbirth of triplets (oh my god) and due to medical … Continue reading “Abbie Dorn v. Dan Dorn: Judge rules brain damaged mom can get visitation with triplets above dad’s objections”

Halle Berry’s custody brawl: (A letter to the Oscar Winner with some practical tips and unsolicited advice re custody battle)

Notwithstanding what we wrote here, or, I should say, in addition to what we wrote here: http://www.divorcesaloon.com/2011/02/16/halle-berry-reportedly-quits-film-to-fight-for-custody-of-daughter-nahla-aubry/ we also want to send a letter to Ms. Berry regarding her custody battle with her baby’s daddy: Dear Halle Berry, I want to talk to you about your custody battle with Gabriel. I don’t want to say I told … Continue reading “Halle Berry’s custody brawl: (A letter to the Oscar Winner with some practical tips and unsolicited advice re custody battle)”

Divorce advice for the blended family: How to deal with the custody issues after a divorce

DIVORCE & BLENDED FAMILIES: HOW TO DEAL WITH  THE CUSTODY ISSUES AFTER A DIVORCE If someone told me that there are more “blended families” in America than there are traditional families, I would not disbelieve it. While the divorce rates are a lot lower than the proverbial 50% that pundits will have us believe, a huge percentage of … Continue reading “Divorce advice for the blended family: How to deal with the custody issues after a divorce”

On divorcing Obama: The president’s poll numbers show supporters are leaving him en masse; two reasons why and what he can do

President Obama is not feeling the love from a lot of former supporters, including Democrats and Independents. One might say that these voters have pretty much asked for a divorce. Quite frankly, I think he called this on himself. But it’s not over yet. This marriage can be saved with just a modicum of changes … Continue reading “On divorcing Obama: The president’s poll numbers show supporters are leaving him en masse; two reasons why and what he can do”

Co-parenting as a way to reduce the impactfulness of divorce

MTV is flirting with the idea of a docu-series about kids and divorce. After they contacted our blog asking us to post an announcement that they are seeking participants for the show, we sort of had divorce and teens on our collective cerebral cortex.  There is no question that divorce is a very impactful event … Continue reading “Co-parenting as a way to reduce the impactfulness of divorce”

The Beresford-Redman kids: Should the grandparents (Bruce’s folks) get permanent custody?

Bruce Beresford Redman, the Survivor producer is out on bail but stuck in Mexico pending the outcome of the investigation into his wife Monica’s strangulation murder. In the meantime, his parents have moved for permanent guardianship of his two children with his late wife, and according to TMZ, the parents claim that Bruce would want … Continue reading “The Beresford-Redman kids: Should the grandparents (Bruce’s folks) get permanent custody?”

LOS ANGELES: The Beresford-Redman custody battle: Bruce’s parents v. Monica’s sister – who will win?

GRANDPARENTS’ RIGHTS Survivor and Sarah Palin reality show producer Bruce Beresford-Redman is stuck in Mexico following the strangulation death of his wife Monica, a restaurateur. Monica’s body was found in Cancun, Mexico, (in a sewer) following, what is alleged, some intense fighting with her husband in their hotel room. Following her recovery in the sewer, … Continue reading “LOS ANGELES: The Beresford-Redman custody battle: Bruce’s parents v. Monica’s sister – who will win?”

When grandma and grandpa divorce, what do you tell the grandkids?

The zeitgeist of the 00’s is hardly what is was when grandparents remained married till they died. Today’s grandparents are baby-boomers and they are anything but conventional. They came of age in the 60’s when sexual exploration, drugs and non-conformity were the norm. They are the first generation of “rogue” grannies and grandpas who, with … Continue reading “When grandma and grandpa divorce, what do you tell the grandkids?”

New York Divorce attorney on SPLIT CUSTODY

 I have been thinking about this topic since the Jon and Kate Gosselin situation. I have often wondered whether the court would order a split custody arrangement for them. So what is split custody? In my experience split custody has to do with families having more than one child(ren). The court is called upon to … Continue reading “New York Divorce attorney on SPLIT CUSTODY”

Candy Spelling declines to attend her grand-daughter Stella’s first birthday party: should she lose her legal standing?

Tori Spelling and her mother Candy Spelling are feuding big time. Now Candy wants nothing to do with her grandkids by Tori. Last week on Tori’s Oxygen reality show (a big ratings hit) Tori sent over invitations to her baby Stella’s first birthday party to her mother as an olive branch.  I just heard the … Continue reading “Candy Spelling declines to attend her grand-daughter Stella’s first birthday party: should she lose her legal standing?”

Katherine Jackson should have taken her chances against Debbie Rowe in Court: DEBBIE WOULD HAVE LOST

Look, just because Debbie is the biological mother doesn’t mean that she would have been or should be the custodial parent. Many biological parents do not have custody of their children. The court has to do what is in the best interest of the child. The court has to consider different factors in awarding custody … Continue reading “Katherine Jackson should have taken her chances against Debbie Rowe in Court: DEBBIE WOULD HAVE LOST”