Category Archives: Common Law Marriage

Some thoughts on the summertime

For many people, summer is the best season of the year: a time for barbecues and picnics and long holidays.  It's also, I've found, a season that some couples put off getting divorced. At a time when kids are at camp, people are traveling, and there's often a beautiful weekend home for entertaining, it's a…
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The Stress of Divorce

The Stress of Divorce There are many memorable catalysts in life that are joyous: graduations, for example, and the birth of children. Some, in sharp contrast, are, for most people, painful and stressful. Divorce is often near the top of that latter list. For the last few weeks, a tragedy has been in the news…
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Sharing the Wealth

When Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced that they were getting divorced in January, media around the world focused on his vast wealth--reported to be at around $137 billion--and, not surprising, the size of the couple's divorce settlement. The divorce was quickly settled--and is likely to be finalized in July--and MacKenzie has now announced…
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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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