Your Divorce Attorney Knows Best

Contemplating divorce, or going through a divorce, is one of life’s most stressful events. Unfortunately, more than one-half of married couples will experience it. Due to the high rates of divorce, almost everyone going through it knows someone who has been divorced. If you’re in this situation, you might be tempted to ask friends, relatives, […]

Considering Divorce? Update Your Powers of Attorney

Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Property are common documents used in estate planning. If you’re in a bad marriage or in the midst of divorce, don’t wait until after divorce to review and change these documents. These two Powers grant your “agent”, the right to make decisions regarding your property and health care, […]

Is Divorce A Luxury or Opportunity in Tough Economic Times?

Many couples living out this recession have cut back on eating out, new cars and  fancy vacations. According to an article in the New York Daily News, some couples have cut back on divorce. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers polled its 1,600 members, and almost 40 percent said their filings were down.  Additionally, the […]

Facebook and Divorce: Adding Fuel to the Fire?

Divorce Attorneys have noticed an increased number of times Facebook, other internet sites, texts and instant messaging are mentioned by clients when discussing their divorce cases. In fact, one law firm in the UK, which specializes in divorce, claimed almost one in five petitions they processed cited Facebook, according to Divorce On-line. Divorce lawyers and […]

Gore’s Daughter Separates from Husband

Following up on last week’s post that former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper Gore announced their separation, we now learn of yet another Gore separation. CNN Political Ticker reports that the Gore’s oldest daughter, Karenna Gore Schiff, has separated from her husband of 13 years. Do you think that Karenna felt she had […]

Divorce After 40 Years of Marriage: Unusual?

Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper Gore separate after a forty-year marriage.

Does Cheating Matter?

Not necessarily in a court of law. States differ as to whether infidelity makes a difference in a divorce settlement. Illinois, for example, is a “no-fault” state, meaning a spouse’s infidelity has no effect on the judge’s final settlement decision. Of course, cheating does matter to the parties involved. A recent public example of marital infidelity was in the […]