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Johnny Weir & Victor Voronov To Mend Marriage Via Reconciliation Agreement?

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The divorce of figure skater Johnny Weir and husband Victor Voronov made headlines last month as the first high profile same-sex divorce in New Jersey since the state’s legalization of gay marriage in 2013. However, the celebrity split made news again last week when it was reported that Weir and Voronov may be making attempts to mend their relationship and reunite with the help of certain legal agreements that outline unacceptable behaviors on the part of both parties. Read more

Kent & Liz Swig: Divorce of Real Estate Moguls Shows Importance of Post-Nuptial Agreement

A recent piece in the New York Times outlining the rise and fall — and eventual divorce — of one of New York City’s financial power couples describes a scenario straight out of the 1% files. The boom-bust saga, however, also contains a few important lessons for any couple dealing with matters of assets, debts, and complicated business ties as part of their separation or divorce. Read more

Thinking About Becoming A SAHM Or SAHD? Here’s Why You Need a POST-Nup

A recent CNBC piece about stay-at-home moms and their earning ability in the event of divorce brought up the very real issue of what many SAHMs (and SAHDs) run into when they suddenly need to find work in the career they left: It’s not always easy. Read more

Roseanne Barr, Tom Arnold Post-Divorce Twitter Fight: What We Can Learn From It

Comedians Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold got married in 1990 and divorced in 1994, citing irreconcilable differences. Now, almost 20 years later, those irreconcilable differences appear to have roared back to life, courtesy of Twitter, where the former spouses recently engaged in a “twitter feud” over wedding videos and other marital property. Read more

What’s Your Relationship Status? Married, Divorced, Domestic Partners, in a Civil Union . . . ?

Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Significant Other, Soon-to-be-Ex…? The options seem to be endless and growing. Perhaps the only thing any of us can really count on from one day to the next is—it’s complicated! Read more

Money Arguments in Marriage Best Predictor of Divorce

All couples have disagreements, but even in the healthiest of relationships, arguments about money are a top predictor of divorce, according to a new study from Kansas State University. Read more

Rupert Murdoch Seeking “Quick, Quiet Divorce”

News of Rupert Murdoch’s divorce from wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng Murdoch, continues to make headlines around the world, but don’t expect to learn the finer details of this high profile divorce anytime soon. As the Huffington Post and other media outlets are report, all signs point to the media mogul seeking a “quiet divorce” out of the spotlight. Read more

Foul Ball! A Case Study on Understated Assets During Divorce: McCourt vs. McCourt

Not too long ago, we blogged about a very practical topic: “Getting Top Dollar for Household Items Sold During Divorce.” We covered things like how to post used books for sale on Amazon and how to work with an estate auctioneer to sell off furniture, artwork, antiques, collectables, and other items whose proceeds are typically split by a divorcing couple. One item we didn’t think to address? How to get top dollar for your…baseball team. Yet, this is exactly what Frank McCourt, former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and his ex-wife Jamie McCourt are now wrangling over — two years after their divorce. Read more

Post-nuptial Agreements More Commonplace Says Matrimonial Lawyers’ Group

Didn’t get a prenup? There may still be time to get a post-nuptial agreement, a post-wedding day option to protect personal assets that’s growing in popularity nationwide, especially among women. According to a recent poll of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer (AAML) members, more than half of divorce attorneys (51 percent) cite an increase in post-nuptial agreements over the past three years; 36 percent of these same lawyers report an increase in wives initiating the requests. Read more

Heidi and Seal Divorce: Can a Post-Nuptial Agreement Be Challenged?

Supermodel, Project Runway host, and entrepreneur Heidi Klum has accumulated a fortune worth an estimated $70 million. But is her soon-to-be ex-husband Seal entitled to any of it? Read more