Category Archives: Divorce

New York Named One of Worst States to Get Divorced

Going through a divorce can be a difficult and stressful experience, and unfortunately the state of New York doesn’t make things any easier on couples who have decided to end their marriage. According to a recent report, New York is one of the seven worst states to get divorced due to expensive filing fees and… Read More »

Record High: $4.5 Billion Divorce Settlement

A Swiss court awarded a Russian woman a record high divorce settlement after her 24-year marriage to a wealthy Russian businessman. Thirty years ago, Dmitry Rybolovlev and Elena Rybolovleva met as students in the Ural Mountains. Following their marriage, Mr. Rybolovlev built a fortune during the privatization of business in Russia. The couple has two… Read More »

Be Prepared for Divorce Court

Involvement in a contentious divorce matter is easier when you know what to expect. Most people hope for an easy, quick divorce. While almost no one achieves it, some divorces are worse than others. And still other divorce experiences linger in bitterness and legal fees for years. Our firm aggressively supports the rights and wishes… Read More »

Amicable Divorce: Sometimes it Happens

Hollywood celebrity divorce — three words that guarantee must-see headlines and furtive pictures by the paparazzi. Recently, one celebrity couple took the high road during their divorce. Best known for playing the role of Rose in Two and a Half Men, Melanie Lynskey married actor Jimmi Simpson in 2007. The couple met on a television… Read More »

In Sickness or in Health: Not

A new study suggests older women are more likely to be widowed — and more likely to become divorced if they become ill. Getting older is hard enough. Dealing with the infirmities of age with a spouse is shown to increase health and well-being through the years. New findings presented recently at the annual meeting… Read More »

Confidentiality During Divorce: Who Knows?

For people concerned about privacy during divorce, knowing the safeguards and smart steps to protect your confidentiality are important. Divorce used to be considered dirty laundry but is now commonplace. Almost everybody knows someone with a divorce story to tell. The question is, who do you want to know your divorce story? In New York,… Read More »

Did Porn Cause Your Divorce?

Does viewing porn affect attitudes toward extramarital affairs?  A recent study says yes. Using the General Social Survey (GSS), an ongoing survey that measures societal attitudes, researchers looked at data provided by more than 500 married adults during the years 2006 and 2008. The study explored how viewing pornography might affect future attitudes toward extramarital… Read More »

Walk Like a Man: Frankie Valli Wins in Divorce Proceedings

A recent legal win by Frankie Valli reveals the need to fight long and hard for financial fairness during divorce. In 2003, legendary singer and frontman of the vocal group the Four Seasons, Frankie Valli purchased a $3.75 million insurance policy naming his wife of 27 years, Randy Valli, as owner and beneficiary of the… Read More »

New Study Delves into Divorce Statistics

As Baby Boomers continue to divorce at record rates, a new study indicates the marriage rate for younger married couples is also unstable. In 2013, researchers from Bowling Green State University published a paper revealing the divorce rate for older Americans is skyrocketing. In May of this year, a different study fine tunes figures by… Read More »

Divorce and the Special Needs Child

During divorce, a couple with a child with special needs requires experienced legal help. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 68 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is often attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Still other children suffer from birth defects or other… Read More »