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Posted 1 year ago in Divorce by Aaron Kase  
Man Refuses To Grant Ex-Wife Official Jewish Divorce

When is a divorce not a divorce? When a couple goes through the legal process to dissolve their marriage — but then one party refuses to go forward with steps to end the union in the eyes of whatever religion they happen to practice. A group is protesting against a Connecticut man who was divorced from his wife in 2005, but has since declined to release her from the marriage under the rules of Judaism. According to Jewish law, after …

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Facebook and Twitter Play Big Roles in Divorces [Infographic]

Money may be the number one reason why couples divorce. But once the wheels start rolling to Splitsville, people are using social media more than ever in dissolving their marriages. The infographic below from Ruppert & Schaefer provides insightful statistics. For example, did you realize 81% of members in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers have used or encountered evidence taken from social media sites? Our Lawyers.com video shows you why it’s a bad idea to vent on Facebook or …

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Posted 1 year ago in Divorce Your Money & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Fighting over Finances Is Top Divorce Predictor

Fighting over money is the top predictor for divorce, according to a recent study published by a family studies scholar. Divorce lawyers agree – and one offers the rest of a top five list of divorce predictors, along with an added irony about money.   For Richer or for Poorer The study, “Examining the Relationship Between Financial Issues and Divorce,” was published in the journal Family Relations by several scholars including Sonya Britt, assistant professor of family studies and human …

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Posted 1 year ago in Divorce by Josh Crank  
Lawmakers Seek to End Permanent Alimony

The promise of “‘til death do us part” obviously doesn’t apply for divorced couples, but in most states, it can still apply to the financial obligations of the bread-winning spouse. Most family courts have the option of ordering permanent alimony payments to a divorcing spouse. For spouses who forfeited career opportunities to raise children, this can be a critical lifeline. For other exes, it can be a cushy way to maintain a comfortable standard of living without seeking financial independence. …

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Posted 1 year ago in Divorce by Josh Crank  
No Prenup Could Cost Oil Tycoon Billions in Divorce

Had oil tycoon Harold Hamm known back in 1988 he would grow up to be America’s 32nd richest man, he might have asked his fiancee Sue Ann for a prenup. Instead, 25 years after their conditionless Las Vegas nuptials, the Hamms are negotiating a divorce settlement that could blow away the $1.7 billion record set by media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his second wife Anna in 1999. Sue Ann Hamm could walk away with more than $3 billion, placing her …

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