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Woman Denied Visitation Rights After Same-Sex Divorce

In Maryland, an appeals court ruled that a lesbian woman has no right to custody or visitation to a child whom her former partner gave birth to before the couple was married. In its ruling, the court ...
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States Need to Prepare for Same-Sex Divorce

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, couples across the nation who have longed to make their commitment a legal one, can at last. The landmark ruling has leveled the legal ...
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Canadian Couple's 'Divorce Selfie' on Facebook Goes Viral

CALGARY, Canada – a Canadian couple posted their " divorce selfie" on Facebook, and their pic has swept the Internet by storm. S. and C. Neuman, of Calgary, are smiling in the photo ...
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Study Finds Women More Likely to Initiate Divorce

In today's modern world, the expectations for a spouse are higher than they were in previous generations. Before the rise of the feminist movement, marriage was not exactly equal. The wives would ...
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Engagement Ring Industry Explodes With Same-Sex Marriage

Since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, it's not so much referred to as "gay marriage," or "same-sex marriage," it just "marriage." Now that ...
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Will Anna Duggar Seek a Divorce?

Will Anna Duggar stay with her husband, or will she file for divorce ? Ever since news broke out that her husband, Josh Duggar, star of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, molested four of his sisters, ...
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Latest Divorce Trend, the 'Good Divorce'

If you're like a lot of people, the concept of divorce can be utterly terrifying to you. Ending a marriage is difficult, even if it truly is "for the best." What if you don't have to ...
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How Infidelity Can Impact Your Divorce

Since the Ashley Madison hack, which leaked private information about some 37 million members seeking to cheat on their spouses, divorce lawyers are reporting that their phones are lighting up like ...
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Terrence Howard's Divorce Settlement Overturned

On Monday, a judge overturned Terrence Howard's divorce settlement with his second wife, Michelle Ghent, finding that the actor was coerced into signing a settlement by her threats to leak private ...
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Jared Fogle's Wife Files for Divorce

Jared Fogle's wife, Katie Fogle was blindsided by the charges filed against her husband, because she filed for divorce at the same time prosecutors charged him with possessing child pornography ...
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Will the Ashley Madison Hack Lead to More Divorces?

Hackers who targeted the adultery website AshleayMadison.com have followed through on their threat to expose the customer data that they stole a month ago, a number of technology sites reported ...
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Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green Split

Actress Megan Fox and her husband, Beverly Hills 90210 alumn, Brian Austin Green have decided to split after five years of marriage and over ten years together. A source close to the couple told ...
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Protecting Your Interests in a Divorce

While marriage is a huge emotional investment, divorce is one of the biggest legal and financial transactions of a person's life. Because divorce often involves two bitter people, it has a way of ...
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Divorcing? Don't Make These Online Mistakes!

Today, divorce lawyers don't need to rely on private investigators to dig up damaging evidence during a divorce. Instead, all they have to do is turn to the Internet and they're likely to find ...
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What are Temporary Restraining Orders in a California Divorce?

If you're headed towards divorce, you probably have questions, lots of questions. For instance, do you and your spouse have to follow specific rules during the divorce? The answer – yes! As ...
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Terrence Howard Fights to Overturn Divorce Agreement

At a hearing on Tuesday, Terrence Howard's attorney said that he agreed to a 2012 divorce settlement after his ex-wife, Michelle Ghent threatened to leak details about the actor's sex life. ...
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How Spousal Support is Awarded in California Divorces

If you are getting a divorce in California, one of your first questions may be, "Will spousal support be awarded in my case?" The answer – it depends. Spousal support, also known as ...
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Country Star Jake Owen Announces Divorce on Twitter

Country star, Jake Owen and his wife, Lacey Buchanan have called it quits after three years of marriage. The "Days of Gold" singer announced the divorce on Twitter on Friday, Aug. 7. In his ...
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Claery & Green, LLP Selected by the Los Angeles Times for Their 2015 Family Law Practitioners Feature

We are proud to announce that Claery & Green, LLP was selected again by the Los Angeles Times for their 2015 Family Law Practitioners feature. We were featured in 2013, and now again in 2015. This ...
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What Ben & Jen Can Teach Us About Adultery & Property Division

Since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their divorce, by all appearances it's an amicable one. The former couple expressed their commitment to co-parenting their children and have been ...
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How are Child Custody Cases Handled When the Parents Live in Different States?

After a divorce, circumstances will change for both parties. It is very common for one of the ex-spouses to move to a different state. Often, such moves occur because the party wanted to be closer to ...
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Summer: 'Season of Divorce'

This year, the summer of 2015 seems to be the season to get a divorce. High-profile stars have been dropping like flies recently. Since the season started, we've watched from afar as A-listers, ...
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Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale File for Divorce

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have decided to divorce. On Monday, the musicians announced their split just one month before they would have celebrated their 13 year anniversary. Stefani filed the ...
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What it Means to Divorce in a Community Property State

If you are about to file for divorce and you live in California, you are divorcing in one of the handful of community property states, which could have an effect on how your assets and debts are ...
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Divorce: How to Get Financial Information from a Secretive Spouse

Marriage can be complicated. Some couples are an open book when it comes to finances, while other couples, or more specifically, one of the spouses is tightlipped when it comes to money, leaving the ...
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