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WATCH: How Stress Can Affect Your Marriage

Posted 03.07.2012 | Weddings

Managing the stress of everyday life may be the ultimate test for newlyweds in their first year of marriage, according to new research. In this cli...

Why The Bad Economy Can Be Good For Divorcing Couples

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 02.24.2012 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

I am not encouraging divorce, but you should not let a poor economy prevent an inevitable break up. In the stock market, you buy low and sell high. Why would you divorce high and not low?

Jurists' Personal Lives Should Remain So

Fred Silberberg | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

Since when we have ever required judges to disclose the details of the personal lives in such a manner? On what basis does one's sexual orientation affect his or her ability to determine the legality of matters?

The Top 5 Dirtiest Divorce Tricks

Georgialee Lang | Posted 01.05.2012 | Divorce
Georgialee Lang

Divorce lawyers are well aware of the grab bag of dirty tricks spouses inflict on each other. Here are my top five dirtiest tricks.

The 5 Most Unfair Divorce Laws

Georgialee Lang | Posted 12.20.2011 | Divorce
Georgialee Lang

Clients frequently complain about the unfairness of divorce laws and the courts' reluctance to consider moral issues that are important to litigants, but irrelevant to the court.

Modern Love: The Trophy Wife

The New York Times | Posted 11.02.2011 | Women

ONE balmy evening in Shanghai, my boyfriend and I were strolling home from dinner when two boozy blond men called to us. Expecting a plea for directio...

When the Vows Break: Learn from Arnold -- Be Careful What You Ask For

Steve Lake | Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago
Steve Lake

Schwarzenegger took some serious heat from the press when he indicated on divorce papers that he did not want to pay spousal support. Was the filing a mistake or a tactic gone wrong?

What Soon-To-Be 'Free' Divorcing NFL Players Need To Know

Andrew Feldstein | Posted 09.28.2011 | Divorce
Andrew Feldstein

With the end of the NFL strike there will no doubt soon be a flurry of trades and movement by free agents. As these individuals make decisions that wi...

My Mom Got Remarried--To My Brother

Susan Pease Gadoua | Posted 09.27.2011 | Divorce
Susan Pease Gadoua

When my parents divorced, thirty years ago, my younger brother was the only one of the five kids who hadn't gone of to college yet. As the "only child...

States Should Follow Massachusetts' Lead

Fred Silberberg | Posted 09.26.2011 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

It seems that of late, Massachusetts is the state that leads the rest of the country when it comes to family law issues.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Doesn't Want To Pay Maria Shriver Spousal Support

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 09.20.2011 | Divorce

LOS ANGELES — Arnold Schwarzenegger indicated in a court filing that he does not want to pay wife Maria Shriver spousal support or attorney fees...

When is Alimony Appropriate?

Henry Gornbein | Posted 06.08.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Alimony is not for everyone...

Alimony Reform For Massachusetts?

Laurie Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Laurie Israel

Alimony is a highly-charged word. Discussions of alimony generally get the strongest reactions from both men and women when working out the terms of ...

When Life Gave Me Lemons, I Became a Divorce Attorney

Melissa Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Melissa Kaufman

I never believed in divorce. My parents met in college and have been married for nearly forty years. I thought I would be following their footsteps ...

Steve Nash Divorce: No Spousal Support For Wife | 1 Comment | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Steve Nash, the face of the Phoenix Suns, has filed for divorce from his wife, Alejandra, and wants the court to uphold a premarital agreement not to ...

Spousal Support Showdown? Eva Wants Tony To Pay

Huffington Post | Sara Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

When it comes to the question of spousal support, Eva Longoria has drawn the line in the sand--or rather, checked the box. The "Desperate Housewive...

Alimony Reform

Fred Silberberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fred Silberberg

While the initial concept of alimony was intended to assist someone in taking steps to support himself or herself, our existing system has turned into a system of private welfare.

What's Good For the Goose...

Fred Silberberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fred Silberberg

There seems to exist a double-standard in the minds of many women caught in the midst of a divorce which makes me wonder, why the battle for equal rights?