March 2013 Archives

Huge settlement at stake in Harold and Sue Ann Hamm divorce

Not every divorcing businessperson in New York has as much money at stake as oil billionaire Harold Hamm, but high net worth spouses in Manhattan often have concerns similar to Hamm's and those of his wife, Sue Ann. Harold, whose fortune is said to be worth $11.3 billion, controls 68 percent of Continental Resources, which is growing faster than any other oil company in the U.S.

Deion Sanders given custody of sons, shared custody of daughter

Just a quick glance through the daily headlines will tell you that there is no shortage of celebrity divorce disputes. The bright side of these much-publicized stories is that they illustrate many of the same problems everyday New Yorkers have to confront.

New York judge makes rare ruling to dismiss prenuptial agreement

It's very rare, but it happened recently on Long Island: a judge's ruling overturned a prenuptial agreement. Usually, to have a prenuptial agreement dismissed, one of the parties has to prove that the agreement would cause undue harm or that coercion was somehow involved in the signing of the document.

Same-sex couples confronting complex divorce settlements

Divorce and family laws in the United States are going through major changes. In particular, same-sex couples may be faced with a daunting variety of laws on the state and federal levels. With increased numbers of gay marriages in New York has come a rise in gay divorces. That may not be surprising, but the initial euphoria surrounding gay marriage rights has, for many spouses, given way to marital strife common to same-sex and different-sex relationships.

High court rules in favor of military father

The law in the United States is a changing system, and family law is no exception. Matters of child custody, child support and divorce all have to be weighed on a case-by-case basis, and sometimes the highest courts have to rule on family law disputes, effectively setting precedents that could affect untold numbers of cases in the future.

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