Category Archives: Common Law Marriage

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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Some thoughts on “Marriage Story”

For the last few weeks, the film "Marriage Story"--a new Netflix production about a marriage that's ending and a couple's divorce--has gotten positive reviews worldwide. It's a moving film, and very well-acted; it depicts many issues that frequently come in the midst of a divorce, especially a high profile or high net worth divorce: child…
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Pet Pre-Nups

A recent article in The London Times in discussed what it called “pet-nup”—in other words, a prenuptial agreement that includes plans for what will happen to a couple’s pets if the marriage ends. I’ve written about this issue before on this blog.  It’s an issue I’ve seen in many, many divorces-- in high net worth…
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