Will Billionaire oilman “wildcatter” Harold Hamm’s divorce settlement set a world record?

They call him a wildcatter. And other things. One thing is for sure, billionaire Harold Hamm, majority shareholder in Continental Resources (an oil giant), and soon to be ex husband of Sue Ann Hamm, was not always rich. His is a rags to riches story as a matter of fact and you have to kind of … Continue reading “Will Billionaire oilman “wildcatter” Harold Hamm’s divorce settlement set a world record?”

Michael Strahan dumped Nicole Murphy over prenup dispute?!? How Cheap!

Michael was just cheap. He is protecting his assets which mean more than love to him at this point. He is one of those successful black men who prefer to stay single than risk having to lose money in a divorce.

Michael was just cheap. He is protecting his assets which mean more than love to him at this point. He is one of those successful black men who prefer to stay single than risk having to lose money in a divorce.

Is marriage a financial trap for successful black men?

The fact that marriage could end in divorce (and thus result in a financial liability) does not seem to stop men of other racial groups from getting married the way it seems to scare successful black men.

The fact that marriage could end in divorce (and thus result in a financial liability) does not seem to stop men of other racial groups from getting married the way it seems to scare successful black men.

Get the Most Money in Your Divorce Settlement

Getting the most money in your divorce settlement does not require you to be a mercenary but it does require some degree of strategizing and intelligence. By the latter I do not refer to IQ but rather I use the word sort of the way someone who works for the FBI might. There are 3 … Continue reading “Get the Most Money in Your Divorce Settlement”

CHICAGO: Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin files for divorce from Anne Dias Griffin

When billionaires divorce, there is usually going to be a little bit gossip about it – especially over at Page Six where Emily Smith does a great job keeping up with these things and simplifying them for us lay people to understand. Today’s latest is the Griffins of Chicago.

When billionaires divorce, there is usually going to be a little bit gossip about it – especially over at Page Six where Emily Smith does a great job keeping up with these things and simplifying them for us lay people to understand. Today’s latest is the Griffins of Chicago.

FRANCE: Information for expats on marrying and divorcing a french national by Noemie Houchet Tran

Divorce avocat in Paris Noémie Houchet Tran shares information about how to marry and divorce a french national. All the important details you need to know to protect yourself and your assets: Marrying a French citizen in France : mutual duties of marriage ; matrimonial property and inheritance     France is more and more attractive for … Continue reading “FRANCE: Information for expats on marrying and divorcing a french national by Noemie Houchet Tran”

Which is better a post-nup or a prenup?

In all states in the United States, and the District of Columbia, a prenuptial agreement is presumptively enforceable. That is not true all over the world. England and Wales come to mind as jurisdictions where the prenup is not presumptively enforceable. Japan and China recognize the prenup. Italy and Canada recognize premarital agreements but may … Continue reading “Which is better a post-nup or a prenup?”

NEW YORK: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to marry October 25, 2009 but did they sign a prenup?

NEW YORK: All indications are that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump will marry next weekend at the bride-to-be’s daddy’s golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. (Never been there; is it nice?) A wedding banquest for 500 is planned, and even the New York Times has weighed in on their registry at William-Sonoma, Tiffany & Co. … Continue reading “NEW YORK: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to marry October 25, 2009 but did they sign a prenup?”

NEW YORK: Celeb chef Todd English’s fiancee Erica Wang beats him with Chopard timepiece

Breaking News I am in the middle of making yam pancakes for a little supper party I am throwing tonight with a couple of friends and am fetlock deep in yam/flour/egg/cinnamon batter (my poor cat reeks of fried yams for chrissakes!) but I am a multi-tasker by definition so I thought I’d throw up a … Continue reading “NEW YORK: Celeb chef Todd English’s fiancee Erica Wang beats him with Chopard timepiece”

LOS ANGELES: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom do some divorce planning, pre-nuptial style

[GSMITHBOOK] I can’t believe I’m blogging about Khloe Kardashian. Is this girl a celebrity yet? I’ve heard of her sister Kim who had that sex video and is dating that ball player what’shisface. And I have heard of the reality show, Keeping up with the Kardashians. But is Khloe also famous? In any event, being … Continue reading “LOS ANGELES: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom do some divorce planning, pre-nuptial style”

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 … Continue reading “How to divorce a sports star”

UK prenup jurisprudence in spotlight: should YOU sign a prenup

I was reading the blog of one of my new followers here http://blog.divorce-online.co.uk/?p=143 and, always intrigued by what is going on over the pond, I found this post about prenuptial agreements. Just to give you a heads up/summary, over the pond (in the UK) there is a case pending before the Appeals court involving a German heiress … Continue reading “UK prenup jurisprudence in spotlight: should YOU sign a prenup”

Did Dave Letterman and Regina Lasko sign a prenup?

The prenuptial agreement can prevent divorce It seems the King of Late Night TV David Letterman and his long term girlfriend Regina Lasko quietly tied the knot in Montana last week and he discussed the happy event on his show. Says Dave according to Reuters: ” … I had avoided getting married pretty good for, like, 23 years, and … Continue reading “Did Dave Letterman and Regina Lasko sign a prenup?”

Swedish Countess Marie Douglas David on how to divorce your divorce lawyer

Should Marie Douglas David fire her divorce attorneys? According to an Associated Press report, Anne Dranginis, a lawyer for David and retired Connecticut Appellate Court judge, predicted that Douglas-David will get much less money in the divorce if she doesn’t accept the terms of the postnuptial. This would not surprise me, as I have predicted … Continue reading “Swedish Countess Marie Douglas David on how to divorce your divorce lawyer”

George and Marie Douglas-David on why their marriage was just too darned complicated

UTC George David and Swedish Countess Marie David seemed to have a very complicated marriage. The couple who married in 2002 began experiencing serious marital strains in 2004 when George discovered that Marie was having an affair with a “strapping Swedish fencer” by the name of Alexander Oxenstierna. According to media reports, when George found … Continue reading “George and Marie Douglas-David on why their marriage was just too darned complicated”

In the unlikely event of a 4th divorce for billionaire James Clark, does he have a prenup with 4th wife Christy Hinze?

I was reading up on Billionaire Jim Clark’s last marriage prior to the one he’s now embarked on with Aussie supermodel Christy Hines. Seems his last marriage (his 3rd) was to a Forbes reporter by the name of Nancy Rutter. They divorced in 2006. Right after the divorce (he didnt’ have a prenup and so … Continue reading “In the unlikely event of a 4th divorce for billionaire James Clark, does he have a prenup with 4th wife Christy Hinze?”