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June 2013 Archives

DOMA decision makes divorce for gay couples easier

The big story in the U.S. this week has been the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which up to that point had denied federal benefits to legally married same sex couples. While many have focused on the benefits of this decision for gay couples who wish to get married, few have stopped to look at the other side of the coin. Indeed, the Court’s DOMA decision does make it somewhat easier and cheaper for gay couples who wish to get a divorce.

Murdoch seeks low-profile divorce from wife

Many individuals in high-profile careers are well aware of the strain that these jobs can place on their marriages. The attention that is demanded by their careers can force them to have to pick between work and family. For some, this can wind up leading to divorce.

Divorce with many assets, influential careers might be complex

People who have a lot of assets together, and may have very financially rewarding and influential professions, can sometimes have a difficult time through the divorce process. Whether one person is very powerful within their profession or one spouse makes a majority of the income, high-asset situations can add to the complexity of a divorce.

New York appeals court rules on contested prenuptial agreement

In April, we covered the case of a New York couple who was in court disputing the validity of the prenuptial agreement they signed in 1997. The woman involved in the case moved to nix the agreement because her husband failed to provide proof of identity to the notary at the time the document was signed. The dispute began in 2007 and worked its way through the courts until just recently.

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