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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

How to divorce a sports star

Originally published 12/18/08 Well, the first question I have for you as the lawyer is, did you sign a prenup? The second question is, do you have kids? And the third question is, how long were you married? If you didn’t sign a prenup, it’s a whole lot better than if you signed one – for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]