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New York court reverses child custody decision

Olympic skier Bode Miller recently lost custody of his nine-month old son; however, the loss may be temporary. The biological mother was awarded temporary custody on Nov. 25 in Manhattan Family Court. Previously, the child custody dispute had been heard in California, but was subsequently moved to New York.

Now thrice divorced, Rupert Murdoch moves on

News first broke of the impending divorce between billionaire Rupert Murdoch and his third wife, Wendi Deng, last June. Married for 14 years, the 82-year-old media mogul and 44-year-old Deng have two children together as well as several luxurious properties. The fate of those assets, as well as the custody of the couple's two daughters, was recently decided as the two agreed to a divorce settlement.

For children of divorce, holidays can be lonely and difficult

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and New York residents are busy making final arrangements for where to spend the holidays and with whom. For many, the holidays are about tradition and spending time with close family and friends. As such, the holidays can be an especially difficult time for both parents and children who have recently been impacted by divorce.

Child custody disputes and fathers' rights

From infancy, the relationship between child and parent is important to a child's overall emotional development and wellbeing. When possible, children benefit from the involvement and attention of both a mother a father figure. Increasingly, however, many parents split or divorce which may lead to child custody battles and parental alienation.

Wealthy divorced women less likely to remarry

There's a saying that love is sweeter the second time around. If a recent survey is correct, this saying seems to be especially true in the case of wealthy men who have divorced. The survey, which was conducted by the dating website MillionaireMatch.com, surveyed 5,000 of it members who had previously gone through a divorce.

Mistakes to avoid when drafting a prenuptial agreement

We've previously discussed in this blog the many benefits and uses of prenuptial agreements. When a couple who has a prenuptial agreement decides to divorce, it's expected that those provisions laid out in a prenup will be upheld. There are, however, some mistakes that, if made, can render a prenuptial agreement null and void and end up costing a divorcing individuals big time.

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