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Family Law Blog

Update: Nebraska Judge Blocks Same-Sex Marriage Ban

At Claery & Green, LLP, we continue to stay abreast of the latest developments in same-sex marriage laws in California and across the nation. In the latest development, on Monday, a federal judge ...
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Gray Divorce

According to a study on rising divorce among middle-aged and older adults by the Department of Sociology and National Center for Family & Marriage Research Bowling Green State University, the ...
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Same-Sex Marriage Sweeps Nation by Storm

As of February 2015, 37 states, the District of Columbia, and 22 Native American tribal jurisdictions recognize same-sex marriage. Due to the Supreme Court's June 2013 ruling to strike down a key ...
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Can Cheating Affect Spousal Support?

Many cases that we handle at Claery & Green, LLP involve adultery, either on behalf of a client's spouse, or on behalf of our client. Since cheating, racy text messages, and rekindled Facebook ...
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Billionaire's Wife Seeks $1 Million a Month in Divorce

Married since 2003, hedge fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin and his wife, Anne Dias Griffin are in the midst of one of the greatest high-net-worth divorce battles of all time. Dias Griffin is asking ...
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Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Ban Expected from Nebraska Judge

Nebraskans have been patiently awaiting a decision on the ban against same-sex marriage from a federal judge. While voters were expecting the judge to reach a decision on Thursday, February 19th, U.S. ...
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Do You Fear International Parental Child Abduction?

Los Angeles and Southern California have millions of residents that come from other nations, and who have deep roots overseas. For some parents facing a divorce, the fact that their spouse was born in ...
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Trial Begins for Rabbi Accused of Running Divorce Kidnap Team

The trial has begun in New Jersey for Rabbi M. Epstein, who has been accused of being the mastermind behind a divorce kidnapping team. Prosecutors allege that the rabbi, a leader in a devout Orthodox ...
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Judge Rules Texas Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

On Feb. 17, Travis County Probate Judge Guy Herman ruled that Texas' ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The ruling was the result of an estate battle, yet it remains unclear as to how ...
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Why You May Want to Consider a Prenup

If you are getting married, you don't have to be a millionaire to benefit from a prenuptial agreement. In many situations, a prenuptial agreement will at the very least give you more control over ...
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Nebraska Couples Prepare for a Historic Hearing on Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex couples are awaiting a hearing in federal court in Omaha on Thursday, which could lead to gay marriage being legalized sooner than later in Nebraska. In February, Alabama became the latest ...
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More Couples Divorce After Decades of Marriage

Divorce can be a conundrum. In some cases, couples get married and divorce within just a year or two, throwing in the towel as soon as major conflict arises. Other couples demonstrate resilient ...
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Why Celebrities Should Pursue Mediation

Divorce is full of countless challenges and obstacles, especially when a high amount of assets and wealth are at stake. When the divorce is closely examined and scrutinized by outside parties, it can ...
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Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Legal in Alabama

According to some experts, Alabama has fought harder than a majority of other states to uphold their ban against same-sex marriage. However, a federal trial judge recently ruled that this ban was ...
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Rosie O'Donnell Announces Her Divorce

Famous comedian and talk show host, Rosie O'Donnell, has recently announced that her and her wife will be splitting up. This is O'Donnell's second marriage and the couple had adopted a ...
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When Is it Time to Consider Divorce?

Is divorce around the corner for your marriage? Whether you have been battling for years to restore your marriage and rekindle the initial love you both felt or are simply unable to forgive your ...
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Kody Brown of Sister Wives Divorces Wife to Marry Another

Advertising salesman, Kody Brown, and star of TLC's Sister Wives revealed that he secretly divorced his first wife in order to legally marry his fourth wife. The Browns insist that the decision to ...
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Talking to Your Children About Divorce

Divorce is notorious for being a very stressful experience, but when you are a parent that is getting a divorce, you not only have to worry about your own feelings, you have to address your ...
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U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh in On Gay Marriage Nationwide

It's been nearly three years since gay marriage was legalized in California, and now the U.S. Supreme Court will be weighing in on same-sex marriage for all 50 states. In January, the U.S. Supreme ...
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Actor Giovanni Ribisi Files for Divorce

American actor, Giovanni Ribisi, 40, has filed for divorce from British actress, Agyness Deyn (born Laura Michelle Hollins), 31, after two-and-a-half years of marriage. Ribisi cited ...
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Does Adultery Affect Spousal Support?

Each state handles divorce differently; some states frown upon adultery and any evidence of infidelity can be used against a spouse in court, however, California is not one of these states. California ...
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Be the Best Divorced Dad You Can

There are numerous stereotypes concerning the role of fathers in divorce. Some people may believe that divorce gives fathers an excuse to spend less time with their children or that children should be ...
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Looking to Divorce in 2015?

January is known to attorneys as "Divorce Month," As this is the time of year that people choose to follow through with New Year's resolutions and make necessary changes to their lives. ...
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5 Financial Tips for Divorce

In many cases, getting a divorce is a complicated and messy process. Even in situations where the couple is amicable and agrees to end the relationship without any hard feelings, there is still the ...
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Patrick Dempsey Ends 15 Year Marriage

After 15 years of marriage, actor Patrick Dempsey, known for his role playing Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy, and wife Jillian Fink are divorcing. The couple have three ...
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