Category Archives: Common Law Marriage

Adele and her Divorce

Over the last few days, there’s been ample coverage of the singer Adele’s announcement that she is planning to divorce her husband, Simon Konecki. From afar, the situation doesn’t seem unusual—according to reports, they’ve essentially been separated for some time, and, in terms of the divorce and custody, they want what’s best for their young…
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The High Profile Divorce of the Moment

For the last couple years, a divorce has been in the news that involves powerful people, high net worth, a vast amount of property, and a complicated settlement. As it's reaching its crescendo, I wanted to share a few thoughts on the most impactful divorce to happen in Europe for many decades: Brexit. Brexit has…
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Angelina and Brad…..

The relationship of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt--from its beginnings to their ongoing divorce proceedings--has had people fascinated for many years. Of course it has: the couple has fame, fortune, good looks, glamour and a passion for philanthropy. In many ways, they're the perfect modern couple, or at least the latest in a line of…
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Some Valentine’s Day Thoughts

With Valentine’s Day coming in a few days, I wanted to share some thoughts on the holiday, and love in general.  The conventional version of Valentine’s Day focuses on intense romance: gushing, heart-pounding, knee-weakening love. But, as an experienced divorce lawyer, I truly know the reality of love and all its complexities. The institutional take…
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