Category Archives: Divorce

Celebrity Divorces Highlight Pet Custody Issues

Gossip pages have documented celebrity divorces for as long as there have been gossip pages. We’re all familiar with stories about custody battles between famous parents and paparazzi shots of stars executing the “handoffs” that are part of any visitation schedule. Now, many stories like this don’t just relate to the children of celebrities, but… Read More »

Ex-wife of Bezos Divorces Second Husband

When Amazon founder Jeff Bezos divorced his wife MacKenzie in 2019, the settlement she received was reportedly more than $35 billion, the largest in history. This was based partly on her three-percent share of the company. Upon her divorce, MacKenzie changed her last name to Scott and garnered a lot of media attention for her… Read More »

How Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen Aced the Divorce Process

Legendary quarterback Tom Brady’s personal fortune is estimated at $250 million. However, that puts him far behind his ex-wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, who is said to be worth $400 million. Dividing the assets from a 13-year marriage involving two incredibly wealthy people might seem like a legal web that could take years to untangle but,… Read More »

Doorbell Cameras Are Catching Cheating Spouses

Doorbell cameras are more popular than ever. Part of the reason is that this technology has become very inexpensive. However, if a cheating spouse or someone else is caught doing something they should not be doing on a doorstep, it could be very costly. In a very short time, reviewing footage from systems such as… Read More »

Gov. Hochul Signs Bill Aiming to Protect Children from Abusive Parents

Legislation designed to provide extra levels of protection for the children of abusive parents is now the law in the State of New York. Previously, Family Courts and child custody evaluators leaned heavily toward custody and visitation arrangements that allowed parents access to their sons and daughters, even if a risk of violence existed. Sadly,… Read More »

What Really Happens After You Decide to Divorce

Making the decision to end a marriage can be a long, emotional process. Some spouses think for years about leaving their husband or wife before finally contacting an attorney and initiating legal action. For many people, the process of choosing whether to divorce can be so burdensome that they don’t spend a lot of time… Read More »

Sneaky Tactics that Some Spouses Use During a Divorce

Even if spouses shared many happy years together, the prospect of a divorce can trigger various types of secretive, dishonest behavior. Without the guidance of a qualified attorney, you might not be aware of your spouse’s sneaky tactics until it is too late to counter them. This could lead to unfair divorce terms relating to… Read More »

What is Stonewalling in a Marriage or Divorce?

It can be incredibly frustrating when someone refuses to engage with us as we try to communicate with them. In a marriage or divorce, this type of stonewalling can be intolerable or even dangerous. There are ups and downs in any relationship. Not every situation where a husband or wife doesn’t want to talk can… Read More »

What is Gaslighting in a Marriage or Divorce?

Spouses in troubled marriages have used a variety of tactics to inflict emotional and psychological harm on each other. In some cases, pain from the relationship leads people to behave badly. Other times, a husband or wife might use cruel tactics in order to gain an advantage during a pending or prospective divorce case. Regardless… Read More »

New York’s Top Court Rules Against Divorce Forum Shopping

Over the years, some New Yorkers who have a second home within the state have chosen to file for divorce away from their primary residence because they believe it will give them a legal advantage. Bringing the case in the Hamptons or Adirondacks might also present financial or transportation challenges that make their ex more… Read More »