Q&A: What Factors are Considered in Alimony & Child Support/Custody Awards?

The court takes many factors into account from the anodyne to the scandalous in determining property division, alimony and child support. It really depends on the jurisdiction and the specific situation between the couple. Of course, there are specific guidelines in every jurisdiction, and there are unique rules. But there are common threads. For example, with regard … Continue reading “Q&A: What Factors are Considered in Alimony & Child Support/Custody Awards?”

CALIFORNIA: Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian’s ex wife Lisa Bonder loses 500K monthly child support case

Tell me something: What is Lisa Bonder Kerkorian smoking? I mean, seriously? This woman married billionaire Kirk Kerkorian about a decade ago and divorced him after 28 days. She then became pregnant with another man’s child and was able to get Kerkorian to agree to pay child support for this child who is not his … Continue reading “CALIFORNIA: Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian’s ex wife Lisa Bonder loses 500K monthly child support case”

5 tips for father’s who want to win custody of their children after a divorce

CUSTODY TIPS FOR DADS FATHER’S RIGHTS: Father’s rights law firms and groups have become increasingly visible, vocal and vociferous in their quest to gain respect for dads who are enmeshed in a divorce battle with their ex wife for custody of the children. More and more lawyers are identifying themselves a “father’s rights specialists” and they are helping … Continue reading “5 tips for father’s who want to win custody of their children after a divorce”

Interview with top NYC divorce lawyer: the “fearless” Sherri Donovan!

This is why Divorce Saloon’s editors voted Sherri was one of the TITANS-10 for calendar year 2014.

This is why Divorce Saloon’s editors voted Sherri was one of the TITANS-10 for calendar year 2014.

Schacter v Schacter – New York big law divorce case: A partner is spared huge alimony obligation due to wife’s badmouthing on Internet site

Lawyer to Lawyer Janice and Ira Schacter are New York divorce lawyers, ostensibly, but it is the husband who made the big bucks. Mr Schacter was is a Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. He was making  big bucks until his estranged wife, apparently bitter about their divorce,  started posting negative comments about him on a popular but … Continue reading “Schacter v Schacter – New York big law divorce case: A partner is spared huge alimony obligation due to wife’s badmouthing on Internet site”

NEVADA: Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray to be arrested for failure to pay child support

When it rains, it pours nightmares for Michael Jackson’s “homicide” doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray. The state of Nevada is about to issue a warrant for his arrest for failing to pay $13,000 in child support to a California woman. The Las Vegas District attorney David Roger told the Associated Press that the doctor could lose … Continue reading “NEVADA: Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray to be arrested for failure to pay child support”

Bobby Brown (Whitney’s ex) to be arrested for failure to pay child support

Massachusetts. Whitney Houston’s ex husband (they divorced in 2007) Bobby Brown is in big trouble. Again. The Family court of Massachusetts has issued a warrant for his arrest for contempt. He failed to obey a court order to pay child support for two children residing in the state….as a general rule, I think failure to … Continue reading “Bobby Brown (Whitney’s ex) to be arrested for failure to pay child support”

Jude Law, hyper-fertile baby daddy and nanny-shagger will have a 4th child support payment soon

Bad boy Brit actor Jude Law will have to pay child support for 4 kids! He has three with his ex wife Sadie Frost (what a lovely name!) whom he divorced in the 90’s; and now, his ex girlfriend is preggers. He has vowed to support the child. I like the fact that he didn’t … Continue reading “Jude Law, hyper-fertile baby daddy and nanny-shagger will have a 4th child support payment soon”

How to get your ex to pay child support as ordered after a divorce

Well, I am sure Kimora Lee Simmons won’t have to do what I am going to tell you to do to get your child support. Because her ex husband Russell Simmons has said, and I quote: I wasn’t ordered to pay $40,000 per month in child support. I offered it. If I have it, they … Continue reading “How to get your ex to pay child support as ordered after a divorce”

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?”

Is Elie Hirschfeld trying to reduce his kids to the welfare rolls?

Elie Hirschfeld and his wife, Dr. Susan Hirschfeld may be heading to divorce. The couple, who reportedly have five kids, including four sons,  have a court date on February 20th before Justice Tolub at Manhattan Supreme. Is it for a divorce? Or is it really just a support issue? I am not sure. But I do … Continue reading “Is Elie Hirschfeld trying to reduce his kids to the welfare rolls?”

Nadya Suleman and the ultimate California child support and custody battle

Now that I know that Nadya Suleman is single, living at home with her parents (who filed bankruptcy in 2008), and a college graduate with a degree in Child and Adolescent Development, now I am even more concerned.  I mean, this lady has a total of 14 kids and she is single, and not independently … Continue reading “Nadya Suleman and the ultimate California child support and custody battle”

How much child support do rich kids really need?

Custody News: I was reading an excerpt from, I believe, Forbes magazine here http://www.financialpost.com/reports/story.html?id=433659, and I came away wondering, if billionaire Ron Perelman can “feed his daughter on $3 per day,” as the article claims he said, why then would the very wealthy require such huge child support payouts? Or is that the wrong question … Continue reading “How much child support do rich kids really need?”