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June 2011 Archives

Same-sex couples in Texas plan New York nuptials

In previous posts on this blog, we have discussed the controversial issue of same-sex marriage and divorce in the state of Texas. Unlike some states, Texas lawmakers and voters have worked hard to keep the definition of marriage in the state as a union between a man and a woman.

DNA paternity proof can now reverse parental rights in Texas

Until recently, child support orders had been relatively difficult to reverse. However, under a new Texas law enacted this year, men will not be obligated to pay child support if a DNA paternity test can prove that they are not the father of the children in question.

McCourts' divorce process still in overtime

Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Frank McCourt hoped one hard home run would avoid more extra innings in the long divorce from his 30-year marriage, but Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig called a foul ball. As we have discussed in previous posts, the biggest debate that has come out of this divorce is who owns the Dodgers and, therefore, how to settle property division details between the couple.

Buzz Aldrin's divorce heats up with separate lawsuit

In our last post, we shared that the second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, filed to divorce his third wife, Lois Driggs Aldrin. He cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split, while more details than that were unavailable - until today.

Will 'Weinergate' open up gate to couple's divorce?

As we have all seen over the course of the past few weeks, the Internet can get some of us in big trouble. Sure, it provides us easy access to friends, family, business opportunities, etc., but easy access can be a perilous temptation when in the wrong hands.

Women can and do have successful retirements post-divorce

Statistics have shown that many women face moderate to severe financial setbacks immediately following a divorce. This is especially true if a woman has sacrificed her own career ambitions in exchange for domestic work such as child care. Often, alimony and child support payments are not enough to place the divorced spouse in a financial position that's anywhere close to her position during the marriage. While the first few years following a divorce can result in substantial financial challenges, a new study conducted by the University of Connecticut suggests that divorced women who remain unmarried find themselves in a far better financial position by the time that they retire than those who choose to remarry.

What does a divorce agreement have to do with Bernie Madoff?

It seems like a strange combination: divorce and a Ponzi scheme. But an out-of-state case that's making headlines shows how the notorious Bernie Madoff's investment scam is related to more than criminal law. It's now become a family law issue.

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