When bad sex tko’s your marriage

So, you are not one of those ultra evolved couples who are content with having a shagless-by-choice marriage. Well, you are probably in the majority there as most homosapiens seem wired to want to shag at least a few times per week. (It’s a basic instinct for many folks.) Fine. Not so fine is what happens … Continue reading “When bad sex tko’s your marriage”

So your husband was an “animal” and it is his “fault” the marriage failed; will the court “punish” him?

Wenzel v. Wenzel;  Blickstein v. Blickstein; Pagan v. Pagan Okay. I am going to post on case law tonight. It is my least favorite type of post but I think I am due one. BTW, one of the critiques I get about this blog is that it is not “lawyerly” enough. It’s not “serious” enough. … Continue reading “So your husband was an “animal” and it is his “fault” the marriage failed; will the court “punish” him?”

What is the history of divorce?

Did the concept of divorce first arise in Babylonia as some of my research suggest? And could it be true that in a country like Chile, divorce only became legal in 2004? No way, right? We are trying to find the time to study the “history of divorce” but it’s very difficult to find extra … Continue reading “What is the history of divorce?”

Can divorce increase your risk for Alzheimer’s?

I was just reading an interesting article in the archives of the New York Times about divorce and dementia and Alzheimer’s disease written by Tara Parker Pope back in August 2008. And she makes the argument, based in a Finnish study, that people who had experienced divorce or some other traumatic loss of a spouse … Continue reading “Can divorce increase your risk for Alzheimer’s?”

Were you wrongfully accused of adultery by your spouse?

Poor singer/actress Leann Rimes. Today there’s been all these rumors that she cheated on her hubby in the tabloids. That could be defamatory if it is not true. If it is done by a spouse, then it could be a form of cruelty. That is, if there is absolutely no basis for these allegations it could rise … Continue reading “Were you wrongfully accused of adultery by your spouse?”

Update 3/18/09: Marie Douglas David divorce: how to outsmart your spouse and win the divorce

Marie Douglas/George David Divorce Update March 18, 2009 The Hartford Courant is reporting that the Davids are back in court for a divorce battle that rivals “War of the Roses.”  The couple has been unable to settle their differences amicable, I’m sorry to report. I expected that they would have but it seems that George … Continue reading “Update 3/18/09: Marie Douglas David divorce: how to outsmart your spouse and win the divorce”

Renegotiating your divorce settlement: What UK’s Brian Myerson and Madoff’s Steven Simkin teaches us

Bankers’ wives, just like wives of lawyers in big firms, have always lived a posh life filled with things like Yves Saint Laurent dresses, Chanel bags, and Hermes scarves — to wit: Kathy Fuld (wife of Lehman Brothers’ Dick Fuld), Laura Blank (ex-wife of Madoff investor Steven Simkin),  and Ingrid Myerson (ex wife of UK’s Brian Myerson).  Laura … Continue reading “Renegotiating your divorce settlement: What UK’s Brian Myerson and Madoff’s Steven Simkin teaches us”

Why men can’t handle the cheating house-wives and their extra-marital affairs

So many housewives in so many suburban neighborhoods across the U.S. and the rest of the world, are at this time, or some time past, or some time to come, adulterers. Many will never be caught by their trusting spouses. But those who are, almost universally, get dumped by their angry spouses. The same is … Continue reading “Why men can’t handle the cheating house-wives and their extra-marital affairs”

Is it wimpy to get divorced?

Is divorce for wimps? By all accounts, marriage is really hard. But before the Boomers, people were able to grow old gracefully with their spouses. All that has changed to the point that I’ve begun to question whether the “marriage” model is sustainable going into the next generation and whether the concept shouldn’t be abolished … Continue reading “Is it wimpy to get divorced?”

Divorce & Medical Issues: Did your IVF, Post-partum depression, miscarriage or prostate cancer wreck your marriage?

It seems that stuff like IVF (In vitro treatments), post partum depression and miscarriages can strain a marriage. So, too, can prostate cancer issues. I guess it is understandable why that might be. I mean, I am not privy to any of these issues myself but I have read that women can get depressed when … Continue reading “Divorce & Medical Issues: Did your IVF, Post-partum depression, miscarriage or prostate cancer wreck your marriage?”

NEW YORK: Adultery is a crime in New York Penal Law 255.17

I almost can’t get over the fact that in New York adultery is actually a CRIME. A spouse can be incarcerated if caught cheating on the other! How do you like them apples? I find it particularly interesting, because in other states, like Nevada, I don’t even think that adultery is one of the grounds … Continue reading “NEW YORK: Adultery is a crime in New York Penal Law 255.17”

Did your spouse lock you out of the marital residence and change the key?

 corrected March 23, 2009 If your spouse locks you out of the marital residence and changes the locks so you can’t gain re-entry, that is  ABANDONMENT and that is a basis to get a divorce in New York. You could even make out a case of cruelty, I would think. Cause that is straight up … Continue reading “Did your spouse lock you out of the marital residence and change the key?”

THE SEXLESS MARRIAGE AND WHY IT DOES NOT HAVE TO END IN DIVORCE

Everybody thinks every body else is shagging themselves to Venus 24 hours a day seven days a week. The truth is that often times married couples tend to end up having less shagging sessions than most of their friends would believe. That is because life gets in the way, chores, kids, work, aging parents, and … Continue reading “THE SEXLESS MARRIAGE AND WHY IT DOES NOT HAVE TO END IN DIVORCE”

BRAZIL: UNITED STATES AND BRAZIL IN DISPUTE OVER CUSTODY OF DAVID GOLDMAN’S SON SEAN who was abducted by his mother

Why doesn’t the Hague Convention apply? We posted on this story months back when it first broke. American David Goldman married a Brazilian woman and they lived here in the US. She bore him a son named Sean. One day she left for holiday to see family in Brazil, with Sean, and never came back. … Continue reading “BRAZIL: UNITED STATES AND BRAZIL IN DISPUTE OVER CUSTODY OF DAVID GOLDMAN’S SON SEAN who was abducted by his mother”