NEW YORK: Governor Paterson should veto the no fault bill and require parents with kids under 18 to prove fault

We’ve been doing a lot of posts about teens & divorce lately. That is because of the dire statistics and information that we have been reading up on, that suggest that divorce is particularly damaging to children, and especially to teenagers. The question we are now asking ourselves, is whether, in New York, Governor Paterson … Continue reading “NEW YORK: Governor Paterson should veto the no fault bill and require parents with kids under 18 to prove fault”

NEW YORK: Legislators get a step closer to signing a no fault divorce bill

New York Times is reporting that New York, the state that is the last bastion of fault divorce, may be in for a change of heart. Legislators on both sides have signed a bill that purportedly will end combative fault trials in the state, and instead allow couples to simply agree to part on irreconcilable … Continue reading “NEW YORK: Legislators get a step closer to signing a no fault divorce bill”

NEW YORK: KENNETH STARR: A divorced swindler? Or are he and Diane Passage victims of a witch-hunt?

Sure, he lived large. His Upper East Side $7.5 million dollar condo which he shares with wife Diane Passage is real nice if you like that kind of thing. I can appreciate a nice place myself and I thought the slideshow was really impressive. Ken Starr definitely rolled with high-rollers and called many celebs his personal … Continue reading “NEW YORK: KENNETH STARR: A divorced swindler? Or are he and Diane Passage victims of a witch-hunt?”

NEW YORK: The Wall Street Journal dishes on socialite Tinsley Mortimer’s divorce

[GSMITHBOOK] I don’t know what to make of it but divorcée and socialite Tinsley Mortimer, née Mercer, was literally a lengthy article in today’s Wall Street Journal! Either Tinsley is bigger than I realized or the Wall Street Journal has lost its catchet, completely. And that is not to put down Tinsley. She seems like … Continue reading “NEW YORK: The Wall Street Journal dishes on socialite Tinsley Mortimer’s divorce”

NEW YORK: A widow named Ruth Madoff…150 years!

The judge threw the book at Bernie Madoff today, giving him 150 years in the slammer. It is over. He’s not coming back. This is not a divorce. This is a woman who has lost her husband forever. … As I listened to the newscast, I couldn’t help feeling bad for him. I know. I know. … Continue reading “NEW YORK: A widow named Ruth Madoff…150 years!”

Divorce & college expenses: In New York what is the rule about college expenses? Can I force my husband to help with college expenses?

Divorce advice for parents with college age kids So, what’s the deal with college expenses? Who pays for that after a divorce? Can the court force the more affluent parent to pay? In the First Department yes. The First Department is New York County and the rule is that provisions must be made for college … Continue reading “Divorce & college expenses: In New York what is the rule about college expenses? Can I force my husband to help with college expenses?”