Divorce Advice: How to Design Your Divorce in 10 Steps – by Marion TD Lewis

Hi, I am Marion T.D. Lewis. I am formerly a NYC divorce attorney. These days, I sometimes act as the editor in chief of this blog and a couple of others and other times I am off “globetrotting.” Usually, I am supposed to be talking about international divorce issues but today, I am going to give you … Continue reading “Divorce Advice: How to Design Your Divorce in 10 Steps – by Marion TD Lewis”

MICHIGAN: Michael Moore’s divorce battle with estranged wife Kathleen Glynn rages on

Controversial director, political activist and social critic Michael Moore and his wife Kathleen Glynn are getting divorced up in Michigan. And it is not a “conscious uncoupling.” The Smoking Gun, Fox News and NY Post Page Six are all over the saga.  There seems to be quite a lot of properties in this marriage which include places … Continue reading “MICHIGAN: Michael Moore’s divorce battle with estranged wife Kathleen Glynn rages on”

NEW JERSEY: Divorce attorney Vikki S. Ziegler (‘the diva”) gets her own talk show

They call her  the “diva” and ostensibly with good reason. New Jersey’s Vikki Ziegler is headlining a new talk show about divorce for Bravo. This was recently reported in the New Jersey Law Journal and a few other publications. It sounds like it is going to be delicious. The producers have even put out a casting … Continue reading “NEW JERSEY: Divorce attorney Vikki S. Ziegler (‘the diva”) gets her own talk show”

TEXAS: Same sex couple’s divorce and custody battle will proceed says San Antonio judge

San Antonio, Texas: Kristi Lesh v. Allison Flood Lesh Judge rules that the state of Texas cannot block a divorce and custody battle from proceeding just because there is a day marriage ban in the state… This is an interesting case involving two Texas women who married each other in 2010 in Washington only to seek … Continue reading “TEXAS: Same sex couple’s divorce and custody battle will proceed says San Antonio judge”

LOUISIANA: New law makes domestic violence grounds for immediate divorce

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Governor Jindal signs new bill into law Did you know that the state of Louisiana has the dubious reputation of being the state with the highest annual number of deaths from domestic violence? Well Governor Bobby Jindall and the state legislature would like to change that. A recent bill which received unanimous … Continue reading “LOUISIANA: New law makes domestic violence grounds for immediate divorce”

U.S. A stronger economy has led to an increase in the divorce rate – Bloomberg

According to a recent article from Bloomberg News, more Americans are getting divorced in the post 2009 Great Recession era. It almost sounds like this might be a good thing – at least for the U.S. economy given that there is a corresponding positive impact on several economic drivers such as “demand for housing” which in … Continue reading “U.S. A stronger economy has led to an increase in the divorce rate – Bloomberg”

BROOKLYN: “Divorce gangs” in Orthodox community a rising menace but is the Jewish divorce “get” extortion scheme a worldwide problem?

The recent arrest of a cadre of rabbis and other Jewish men who tried to muscle other Jewish men into giving their estranged wives a “get” raises some very disturbing questions including, how widespread is this practice? Is this unique to the New York Jewish community? Or is it found in other enclaves around the … Continue reading “BROOKLYN: “Divorce gangs” in Orthodox community a rising menace but is the Jewish divorce “get” extortion scheme a worldwide problem?”

CALIFORNIA: Sweden has jurisdiction over American born infant says U.S. Dist Court in California

Carlwig v Carlwig   U.S. Dist. Ct. in the Central District of CA decides a controversial case using ICARA and other child abduction statutes including the Hague Convention and the UCCJEA . The interesting thing is that the child was born in California and was only months old. The child has an older sibling born in Sweden. … Continue reading “CALIFORNIA: Sweden has jurisdiction over American born infant says U.S. Dist Court in California”

CALIFORNIA: Frankie Valli life insurance policy purchased with marital assets with wife as beneficiary are community property

An article in the ABA Journal explains how California community property rules were strengthened by the Frankie Valli case.  The  former entertainer apparently purchased a life insurance Policy with his wife Randy Valli as beneficiary back in 2003. Today the plan is valued at over three million dollars. The Vallis filed for divorce years later and … Continue reading “CALIFORNIA: Frankie Valli life insurance policy purchased with marital assets with wife as beneficiary are community property”

NEW YORK: Jewish ex husband remarries while refusing to give his wife a “get” – NYT

According to a recent article in the New ‘York Times, Meir Kin is an orthodox Jew who flatly refuses to give his wife Baniela Barboa a “get” which is basically a “release” from their marriage such that she can remarry if she chooses. Mr Kin is among a group of Orthodox Jewish men  who bully their wives … Continue reading “NEW YORK: Jewish ex husband remarries while refusing to give his wife a “get” – NYT”

10 Ways to Get More Clients – A Primer for Divorce Lawyers and divorce experts

If a divorce lawyer or solicitor can’t make it rain clients, your divorce practice cannot survive. This is a basic axiom of attorney business development strategists. An attorney has to be able to make it rain. But how? This is hardly a skill practiced or taught in law school. At least it wasn’t in the 1990s. On top of that, family law is a tough and competitive area of law. It has the most lawyers who congregate in it and for that reason, there isn’t enough clients to go around sometmes. This is true locally and internationally as well – even though International Divorce is a little bit less crowded since it requires perhaps a higher level of expertise and sophistication and legal know how.

If a divorce lawyer or solicitor can’t make it rain clients, your divorce practice cannot survive. This is a basic axiom of attorney business development strategists. An attorney has to be able to make it rain. But how? This is hardly a skill practiced or taught in law school. At least it wasn’t in the 1990s. On top of that, family law is a tough and competitive area of law. It has the most lawyers who congregate in it and for that reason, there isn’t enough clients to go around sometmes. This is true locally and internationally as well – even though International Divorce is a little bit less crowded since it requires perhaps a higher level of expertise and sophistication and legal know how.

Divorce Marketing: Are advertisers ignoring the “divorce niche” due to fear of divorce stigma?

Divorce News & information for divorce lawyers, professionals and advertisers The stigma of divorce can cost companies money. Back in the Spring of 2008, a few months before Divorce Saloon was launched as an “international” portal (we’ve been around since 2006 but as a local divorce portal in New York), Adweek ran an article written by this guy … Continue reading “Divorce Marketing: Are advertisers ignoring the “divorce niche” due to fear of divorce stigma?”

Divorce Saloon speaks with New York City Divorce attorney and Great Neck “superlawyer” Jacqueline Harounian about divorce trends

In our quest to connect on a more meaningful level with divorce attorneys, divorce experts and professionals,  and divorce litigants, we have conducted a series of interviews with some of New York City’s most prominent and respected divorce attorneys. Below is an except of an interview with Great Neck Long Island divorce attorney Jacqueline Harounian, Partner at the law firm Wisselman, Harounian … Continue reading “Divorce Saloon speaks with New York City Divorce attorney and Great Neck “superlawyer” Jacqueline Harounian about divorce trends”

Style: Must-have post-divorce “it” Bags

Advanced post-divorce life-style maintenance strategies to make ’em eat crowe lesson # 1: The Divorce Handbag Post divorce, you may feel the need to do some collateral shopping with a little bit of your ex’s money just to cheer yourself up. Here are a few ideas curated by our contributing editor Z. Guest:   1. … Continue reading “Style: Must-have post-divorce “it” Bags”

Travel: 5 Classy Caribbean getaways for a great Divorce Honeymoon

So you are getting divorced. Will you be having a divorce honeymoon? This is the new black, you know: Divorce honeymoons. These are only for the ultra civilized. It takes a superior level of class for a couple to end a marriage in a classy, celebratory way. It takes CLASS. Are you up to it? … Continue reading “Travel: 5 Classy Caribbean getaways for a great Divorce Honeymoon”

Georgia Divorce attorney wins defamation/libel case against client (ABA Journal)

According to the ABA Journal, a Georgia divorce attorney has won a legal battle against a client who the attorney claims lied to her during his initial consultation and then proceeded to defame her online when it came time to pay by posting on random blogs that she was a “crooked attorney.” The attorney had noticed … Continue reading “Georgia Divorce attorney wins defamation/libel case against client (ABA Journal)”