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Life with the Kardashians: Another Day, Another Divorce

In sad but not unexpected news, Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from her husband of four years in December.  The Kardashian clan has had its share of marital trouble in recent years. Married in a high-profile celebrity wedding to Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian moved to end her marriage within months of the ceremony. Ms. Kardashian… Read More »

Murdoch Divorce: The Right Representation

Regardless of income, getting the right attorney is important during a divorce proceeding. For any marriage, especially those with children, satisfying agreements made or court decisions obtained are largely due to the skill and understanding of legal counsel. In the divorce matter of Rupert Murdoch, legal skill may make all the difference. In June of… Read More »

Court Finds Prenuptial Agreement Fraudulently Induced

In an uncommon ruling, the Supreme Court of the State of New York affirmed a lower court ruling to set aside a prenuptial agreement entered into between a Long Island couple. The ruling allowed the plaintiff to pursue divorce relief without the stipulated protections offered by the prenuptial agreement. For many reasons, a prenuptial agreement… Read More »

Kardashian and Humphries: The High Road After a Long Divorce

Most couples get married with the hope of an enduring, happy marriage. In the case of reality television star Kim Kardashian and Brooklyn Nets basketball player Kris Humphries, the divorce lasted far longer than the marriage. In April, the former celebrity couple agreed to settle their bitter public differences that focused not on the issues… Read More »

Challenging a Prenuptial Agreement During Your Divorce

You were sincere when you said, “till death do us part,” so the prenuptial agreement you were asked to sign may have felt more like a formality than a legal contract. Now that you are divorcing, you may realize that you should never have agreed to the inequitable terms. However, you have options. You can… Read More »

When Is a Prenuptial Agreement a Good Idea?

Divorce is common and brings with it a host of problems — some of which can be avoided by entering into a prenuptial agreement. Many couples do not want to think about the possibility that a marriage can terminate and then do not obtain a prenup that could offer critical protection, just in case. However,… Read More »

Top Five Reasons to Consider a Prenuptial Agreement

Many people see prenuptial agreements as a poor way to start a marriage because they seem to anticipate its failure. But with nearly 50,000 New York marriages ending in divorce in 2009, getting married without a prenuptial agreement—also called an antenuptial agreement or prenup—can be a risky proposition. A prenuptial agreement is essentially a contract… Read More »

What is a Post-Nuptial Agreement?

Many people are familiar with prenuptial agreements, also known as prenups, because celebrities and the super rich routinely get them to protect their wealth when they marry. But another legal contract becoming popular is the postnuptial agreement or postnup. As the prefix post suggests, it is created after the marriage takes place. There are many… Read More »

Same-Sex Marriages, Prenuptial Agreements, and Divorce Issues

In June 2011, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill allowing same-sex marriage[CK1] in New York. With this new law, many gay couples are enthusiastic about having a right previously reserved for straight couples. But while they now have the advantages of marriage, such as joint property and spousal rights, they also face… Read More »

The Economics of Divorce

When people consider the cost of divorce, they usually focus on the most obvious expenses involved, such as the attorney, filing, and court fees to process the divorce. But the economics of divorce go far beyond the cost of the divorce itself. The need to split up property between parting spouses may require selling a… Read More »