Category Archives: Common Law Marriage

Custody in the Age of Corona

In today's Wall Street Journal, there's a timely article about how divorced couples are navigating joint custody of their children right now. Child custody can be challenging in the best of times. Add to that the current restrictions on mobility and social distancing, and it's an even more difficult equation for parents and their kids.…
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day…with a Divorce

Valentine's Day is a holiday that revolves an often fictionalized image of love, including blind adoration and a lavish displays of affection.  In a newspaper article I was interviewed for recently, I discussed a Valentine's Day trend that's much more realistic: getting divorced. As I mentioned in the article, I've had hundreds of clients file…
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Poetic advice

There's a well-known proverb that says, "Do right and fear no man, don't write and fear no woman."   They're certainly words to live by...and I've been thinking about them lately with the recent release of more than a thousand letters that T.S. Eliot wrote to Emily Hale, a longtime friend who many Eliot scholars have…
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The latest high-profile breakup

Late last week, when most of us were still focused on relaxing vacations and holiday-related festivities, a high-profile couple began to put their high profile divorce in motion: according to numerous press reports, actress Sara Gilbert filed to legally separate from her wife, the musician and songwriter Linda Perry. The cause was, as is the…
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