What Factors Does the Court Consider in Awarding Alimony?

“The factors the court considers in awarding Alimony differs from state to state. For example, in Alabama, the state may consider whether a party cheated in determining alimony. But in Alaska the court may not be so inclined to consider that. It really depends. But most states’ statutes are pretty similar in terms of alimony … Continue reading “What Factors Does the Court Consider in Awarding Alimony?”

NEW YORK: The Carnegie Deli Divorce Chronicles of Marian & Sandy Levine

Marian Levine is apparently not very happy with her divorce Judge, the Honorable Matthew Cooper of New York County Supreme Court. She wants, and the judge has declined to give her, a downward modification of the alimony spousal support order which right now is approximately $12k per month that she is forced to pay her … Continue reading “NEW YORK: The Carnegie Deli Divorce Chronicles of Marian & Sandy Levine”

FLORIDA: What will golf pro Greg Norman have to pay wife Chris Evert for a divorce? He paid ex wife Laura Andrassy $103M!

The question now becomes, what would Evert be entitled to? The marriage didn’t even last 2 years. (Slightly embarrassing, eh?) So how much of his networth reasonably accrued during the marriage? Because that is the standard, obviously. It’s not that he’s wealthier, so therefore he pays her through the nose the way he paid Andrassy.

The question now becomes, what would Evert be entitled to? The marriage didn’t even last 2 years. (Slightly embarrassing, eh?) So how much of his networth reasonably accrued during the marriage? Because that is the standard, obviously. It’s not that he’s wealthier, so therefore he pays her through the nose the way he paid Andrassy.

How to get life long alimony (now called maintenance)

You know how Debbie Metanopoulos’ husband accused her of “living beyond their means” during the marriage? That is not the way to convince a court to award you life long alimony or manimony. (See our manimony posts here: http://www.divorcesaloon.com/index.php?s=manimony. And forgive me in advance for any gender bias I displayed.) In Gann v. Gann, the … Continue reading “How to get life long alimony (now called maintenance)”

UNITED KINGDOM: tycoon Scot Young accused of faking the crazies to avoid paying alimony

Multi-millionaire Scot Young is in the infirmary for the mentally unwell, in London. He apparently invoked the Mental Health Act and checked himself into the hospital after the High Court of London ordered him to produce an accounting of his 400 million pound fortune which he claims “disappeared” right as soon as his wife filed … Continue reading “UNITED KINGDOM: tycoon Scot Young accused of faking the crazies to avoid paying alimony”

The 3 Broke Divorce Musketeers of the Month: Marc Leder, Denny Hecker & UK’s Scot Young

The three divorce Musketeers of the Month are Marc Leder and Denny Hecker of the United States and UK’s Scot Young. Each of these bad boys are (or were) filthy rich. That is right up until the time to divorce, that is. Let’s start with Marc Leder. He was a private equity guy who was … Continue reading “The 3 Broke Divorce Musketeers of the Month: Marc Leder, Denny Hecker & UK’s Scot Young”

Actress Kate Walsh divorce: Should women have to pay alimony after a divorce?

Palimony, Galimony…MANIMONY??? No. No. No. Why do women feel angry when they are asked to pay their husbands alimony after a divorce? Our gender expects to get alimony from the husband, but god forbid we are asked to pay it instead, hell hath no fury… I did a post back in November or December last year … Continue reading “Actress Kate Walsh divorce: Should women have to pay alimony after a divorce?”

Countess Marie claims she helped her husband’s career by giving him advice; should she get more alimony?

What were Countess Marie Douglas David’s contributions to her spouse George David and should these earn her increased maintenance/alimony? Connecticut, like New York, is an equitable distribution state. That means the the court is obligated to see that the equities of the parties are balanced in a divorce action. One of the things the court must consider … Continue reading “Countess Marie claims she helped her husband’s career by giving him advice; should she get more alimony?”

NEW YORK: Dr. Susan Hirschfeld sues her husband for $500K in maintenance/spousal support… What is the purpose of maintenance?

Dr. Susan Hirschfeld, wife of multi-millionaire real estate mogul Elie Hirschfeld, Esq., has brought action in Manhattan Supreme Court for maintenance and spousal support from her estranged husband. Mrs. Hirschfeld claims that her husband (who is worth in excess of half a billion dollars which he inherited from his father) owes her approximately half a million … Continue reading “NEW YORK: Dr. Susan Hirschfeld sues her husband for $500K in maintenance/spousal support… What is the purpose of maintenance?”

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”

After a divorce from a wealthy spouse can you get lifetime maintenance and alimony?

Basically, your question is, can you still live a posh life after you divorce your sugar daddy, correct? Well yes and no. After you divorce a rich man (assuming you are not rich and were not rich when you entered the marriage) who has supported you throughout the marriage you are generally entitled to be … Continue reading “After a divorce from a wealthy spouse can you get lifetime maintenance and alimony?”

Michelle Schrenker vs. Ruth Madoff

Two wives, two financial whiz husbands, two fed probes, two sets of frozen assets, two divorces? Ruth Madoff   vs. Michelle Schrenker here are two wives of two financial whizzes who are now undergoing two separate federal probes and who are both holding two sets of “frozen assets.” Both wives are attractive but I can see … Continue reading “Michelle Schrenker vs. Ruth Madoff”

Michelle Schrenker, like Ruth Madoff, may not get alimony and spousal support

Everybody knows by now who Michelle Schrenker is. She is the trophy wife of asset/wealth manager Marcus Schrenker, the Indiana pilot who was arrested a few days ago for trying to fake his death by crashing his plane and escaping across states on a motorcycle. It turns out that Marcus was having serious legal and financial problems. … Continue reading “Michelle Schrenker, like Ruth Madoff, may not get alimony and spousal support”

When is alimony available to a spouse and When does alimony end?

Alimony is available to a spouse whether it be for divorce, annulment or separation. It is available during the pendency of the action (temporary pendente lite maintenance) or as a final award for a fixed period of time, or for life. Alimony or spousal support, or maintenance ends upon the following circumstances: a)death of either … Continue reading “When is alimony available to a spouse and When does alimony end?”