Hey divorcees, need a Valentine’s date? Check out the 50 hottest bachelors in New York according to Page Six

Page Six has put together a list of the 50 most eligible bachelors in New York. Now, I’ve looked over the list, and except for maybe Jeffrey Leeds, David Lauren and Salman Rushdie, I wasn’t really all that impressed. I mean Stavros is cute, but the boy is 12. But you know what? I am … Continue reading “Hey divorcees, need a Valentine’s date? Check out the 50 hottest bachelors in New York according to Page Six”

Did your husband leave you for someone he met at the office?

I was just reading this article on Reuters about the office romance statistics and I thought it was relevant to the blog, since many of these romances can lead to the break up of marriages. Sorry but I couldn’t copy the link without wrecking my page, so you will have to go to it for … Continue reading “Did your husband leave you for someone he met at the office?”

Should Wendy Ruiz withraw her divorce petition now that her husband Michael Ruiz murdered his lover Debra Silver and committed suicide?

The wife of Michael Ruiz, the New Jersey man who murdered his ex girlfriend Debra Silver and her friend Daniel Tedlie in a jealous rage on the Upper West Side of Manhattan earlier this week, had filed for divorce from her husband on January 30, 2009. Wendy Ruiz still has an open petition for divorce languishing in … Continue reading “Should Wendy Ruiz withraw her divorce petition now that her husband Michael Ruiz murdered his lover Debra Silver and committed suicide?”

How to find hidden assets in your divorce action: Let’s ask Ruth Madoff

Is Ruth Madoff “ruth-Less”? Some would argue yes. I would decline to render an opinion. But in light of everything that has gone down so far, I thought she might help in writing a post about telling people how to find hidden assets in their divorce action. Let’s start with relatives. People who are getting divorced … Continue reading “How to find hidden assets in your divorce action: Let’s ask Ruth Madoff”

Divorce News, 2009: Watertown native Debra Silver in murder/suicide in NYC, no affair was going on

I’ve been hearing rumblings that, in fact, Debra Silver was not actively involved in an adulterous affair with Michael Ruiz at the time of the murders on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. While it appears that the parties may have at one time been lovers, that relationship had ended and Debra had moved on and was … Continue reading “Divorce News, 2009: Watertown native Debra Silver in murder/suicide in NYC, no affair was going on”

Ruth Madoff on how to get the most money ($15 million) as a divorce settlement

Ruth Madoff is not a fool. At least, I didn’t used to think so. She understands what is at stake once her husband Bernie Madoff is indicted and then convicted of securities fraud. And what is at stake is her distributive share of the marital assets she owns with Bernie, which, as it now stands, … Continue reading “Ruth Madoff on how to get the most money ($15 million) as a divorce settlement”

Will divorce make you happy?

Why do people get divorced? My guess is, they get divorced because they reach a point in the marriage where their miserable days outnumber their happy days by at least 10 to 1. Once the stats reach that point, they conclude that the marriage has “irretrievably broken down.” I was reading somewhere, it might have … Continue reading “Will divorce make you happy?”

See, I told you, Cynthia Rodriguez is standing by her man – even though she and Alex are divorced!

You know, I’m a hopeless, ridiculously mushy “creature unlike any other.” I love the fact that Cynthia Rodriguez is standing by her ex husband (didn’t I predict she would here http://www.divorcesaloon.com/how-is-cynthia-rodriguez-handling-the-alex-rodriguez-steroid-scandal?), even though, look at what he did to her? With Madonna (allegedly, but at this point I am not even sure if I believe it … Continue reading “See, I told you, Cynthia Rodriguez is standing by her man – even though she and Alex are divorced!”

50 cents lawsuit thrown out: No $50 million “alimony” for Shaniqua Thompkins

Well, Shaniqua Thompkins, ex girlfriend and baby mama of Curtis Jackson’s son Marquis, struck out big time in Manhattan Supreme Court. Shaniqua brought suit against rapper 50 cents, alleging that he had “promised to take care of her for life.” She apparently said that the promise was made back when they were 21, and it … Continue reading “50 cents lawsuit thrown out: No $50 million “alimony” for Shaniqua Thompkins”

How is Cynthia Rodriguez handling ex husband Alex Rodriguez’s steroid scandal?

When Cynthia Rodriguez filed for divorce from hubby Alex Rodriguez last summer after five years of marriage, there was a collective dropping of the jaws when superstar Madonna was rumored and alleged to be his secret paramour with whom he was having midnight trysts in her love nest in Manhattan. I cannot confirm the veracity of … Continue reading “How is Cynthia Rodriguez handling ex husband Alex Rodriguez’s steroid scandal?”

Divorce and taxes: How paying child support and alimony can reduce your tax bill

It’s tax season, baby! Yes I know. It’s a $%#^ing nightmare. But let’s not curse. Okay. Okay. Let’s see. Let’s see if we can figure out this issue. It’s very convoluted and I hate it, frankly, this tax business. Ew. But, paying child support is supposed to be good for your tax bill. It reduces … Continue reading “Divorce and taxes: How paying child support and alimony can reduce your tax bill”

The other victims in the Debra Silver/Michael Ruiz murder/suicide debacle

Lovers Michael Ruiz and Debra Silver were locked in their own destiny and what was going to happen was probably going to happen no matter what anyone did. It still does not mitigate this tragic circumstance. When they met at work, 55 year old Michael Ruiz was already married according to the New York Post. His wife, Wendy … Continue reading “The other victims in the Debra Silver/Michael Ruiz murder/suicide debacle”

When your ex kidnaps the baby

This scenario is happening more often than ever before – the classic baby abduction by a parent. According to the Economist article I read this weekend, about 68% of abductors are the moms. I have to say I was slightly surprised by that statistic. But if you really think about it, it makes sense. It … Continue reading “When your ex kidnaps the baby”

46 year old murder victim Debra Silver was going to be a mom by in vitro

When 46 year old Debra Silver was gunned down in her tony Upper West Side Manhattan apartment by her 55 year old married lover Michael Ruiz, it turns out that she was pregnant with her first child, apparently by in vitro fertilization. Of course, in vitro fertilization has been a hot topic of lates on account of … Continue reading “46 year old murder victim Debra Silver was going to be a mom by in vitro”

Ruth Madoff and Bernie’s permanent asset freeze: what about the jewelry?

I am going to keep this one short and sweet, but now that Mr. Bernard Madoff has agreed by stipulation to a permanent asset freeze, and to not contest the civil lawsuit being waged against him in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on account of the ponzi scheme he admitted to running, now what? Will … Continue reading “Ruth Madoff and Bernie’s permanent asset freeze: what about the jewelry?”