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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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Posted 1 year ago in Child Custody and Support Divorce by Sylvia Hsieh  
Real Housewife Porsha Stewart Wins Temp Support from Ex Kordell

Real Housewife of Atlanta Porsha Stewart, and soon-to-be-ex-wife of former NFL player Kordell Stewart, won a court order for $5,000 per month in spousal support. But Kordell is fighting back, claiming his wife of less than two years, is an “an able-bodied person earning income and able to support herself.” Kordell filed for divorce on March 22. According to Porsha, she was blindsided by the filing and Kordell changed the locks on their home without telling her. Georgia Superior Court …

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Posted 1 year ago in Divorce by Aaron Kase  
How Much Will Rupert Murdoch’s Wife Get in Their Divorce?

The dream is over. News Corp honcho Rupert Murdoch and his wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng, are calling it quits. Murdoch, 82, has earned billions through his media company, which includes such assets as Fox News, the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal and 20th Century Fox. He met Deng while she worked for one of his Hong Kong subsidiaries and the pair was married in 1999, weeks after he divorced his second wife. The couple had two …

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Alimony Reform Is Coming [Video]

    Deborah Leff Israel founded the Florida chapter of the Second Wives Club, now called the Florida Women for Alimony Reform. Deborah explains alimony changes are needed to weed out people who truly need longer term support from those who are able-bodied and can work but get away without doing so–because of the law. Lawyers.com videojournalist Amber Statler-Matthews reports on the changes in alimony law, looming in the horizon. Deborah reconnected on Facebook with a friend, whom she had …

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