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6 of the Most Expensive Divorces and What We Can Learn from Them

6 of the Most Expensive Divorces and What We Can Learn from Them

“From those to whom much is given, much is expected.” These were words from Bill Gates’ mother to Melinda French Gates before she and Bill married. Her words foretold the enormous payout Gates would have to make in their divorce. The Gates divorce is just one of the most expensive...

Why the Attorney for the Child Is Important in Your Custody Case

Why the Attorney for the Child Is Important in Your Custody Case

Custody of your children is of the utmost importance to you. Whether you are getting a divorce or seeking custody without being married, your custody case is a key moment in your life. Your custody case will involve both sides presenting their views and evidence to the court, but there is a third...

What You Need to Know About Social Security and Divorce

What You Need to Know About Social Security and Divorce

Social Security payments can be impacted by divorce if certain requirements are met. Although Social Security payments may not make up a significant portion of your current or future income your rights regarding these payments are an important part of your retirement benefits as determined in a...

Private and Boarding School Costs in a Divorce Settlement

Private and Boarding School Costs in a Divorce Settlement

Payment of school tuition, costs, and fees can be a challenging issue to handle in separation and divorce. It is not uncommon for divorcing parents to disagree about the necessity of a private or boarding school education or who should be responsible for covering a child’s educational costs....

How Conflicting Out May Reduce Your Access to Top Attorneys

How Conflicting Out May Reduce Your Access to Top Attorneys

A highly skilled divorce attorney is absolutely necessary for a complex divorce. Finding a top attorney usually means asking friends, checking with attorneys used for other matters, and getting referrals. Then the next step is to take a few meetings and evaluate the options. You then hire an...

Paulson Divorce Involves Trusts

One of the biggest NYC divorces in recent years has heated up with recent filings. John and Jenica Paulson have been married for 22 years and share two children. John Paulson is the head of the Paulson & Co hedge fund company. He initiated the divorce in September 2021 in Long Island. Jenica...

Kelly Clarkson’s Divorce Battle

Kelly Clarkson’s Divorce Battle

Singer and talk show host Kelly Clarkson married talent manager Brandon Blackstock in 2013, and the pair had two children together. They separated in 2020 after quarantine highlighted their differences. Their divorce has been a hotly contested and complex process.
History of Problems In...

How To Respond to a Divorce Law Suit Summons

How To Respond to a Divorce Law Suit Summons

If you receive a divorce summons, you may wonder if, when, and how you should respond to it. The summons is an important legal notice that begins a divorce case in New York state.
How a Divorce Case is Commenced in New York There is a very specific process a divorce filing must follow in New...

What is Commencement of Divorce in New York?

What is Commencement of Divorce in New York?

Commencement of a divorce in New York state occurs when the divorce process is formally begun by filing the papers with the court. There are many steps in the divorce process. A complex divorce can take many months to a year or more to completely resolve from filing to completion.
Initial...

What is Divorce Bifurcation?

What is Divorce Bifurcation?

News reports on high profile divorces often mention couples who are legally single before their divorce is concluded, like the recent cases involving Dr. Dre, Ron Perlman, and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. In cases like these, the divorces were bifurcated.
Bifurcation is a legal procedure...