How to divorce a spouse that you can't find

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What to do when you can’t find your spouse and you want a divorce: You must serve your spouse the divorce papers so if you can’t find him or her, that is a problem that requires judicial intervention.

Are hedge funds the new way to finance your divorce?

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How to finance your divorce Riveting article in today’s Guardian.co.uk. that leaves me wondering whether American couples going through divorce may soon fund their divorce expenses through hedge funds. You can find the article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/oct/16/hedge-funds-divorce-litigation-funding It is slightly dense if one is not a financial brain, but what seems to be the basic point is …

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CONNECTICUT: Recently divorced sportscaster Jim Nantz passed Judgment on Tiger Woods

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CONNECTICUT: When you live in glass houses, avoid throwing stones, Mr. Nantz. Celeb sportscaster Jim Nantz is reportedly outraged by Tiger Woods’ lack of morality. Shane Bacon did a piece for Yahoo news and in it, it appears Mr. Nantz is horrified that Tiger used words such as “Tiger you suck” and “Jesus Christ” during …

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How to get a post-divorce makeover

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HOW TO GET A DIVORCE MAKEOVER The Divorce Make-over Lifestyle: The most immediate change after a divorce is probably going to be a “lifestyle” change. You are going from being a twosome to a onesome. That is going to mean some downsizing, like getting a smaller home, buying a smaller bed, maybe buying a whole …

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BOOK REVIEW: What, if anything, does "Year of the Cock: The Remarkable True Account of a Married Man Who Left his Wife and Paid the Price" by TV producer Alan Wieder say about the state of marriage in this country?

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Have you read Alan Wieder’s midlife crisis memoir, Year of the Cock? Me neither. But I just read Barbara Ellen’s review in the UK Observer and I’m not sure if it makes me want to go out and read the book, or if I should just vomit. Barbara observes Al on marriage: Here’s Al on …

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ROME: Pretty girls wrecked billionaire Silvio Berlusconi's marriage; will 100,000 Italian housewives destroy his career?

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The Guardian.co.uk has an interesting article about Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi today. The Italian minister, as everyone knows by now, has been in the dog house with his wife since last Spring on account of an alleged inappropriate relationship with that woman, Noemi Letizia. He claims he did not lie and he did not have sex with …

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NEW YORK: ESPN analyst Steve Phillips gets hit with divorce petition after 22 year old mistress sends bitchy letter to wife

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ESPN analyst Steve Phillips is scared for his life and the safety of his family according to published reports. And why? Because his 22 year old mistress, Brooke Hundley, is mad as hell and she’s not going to take it anymore. In spite of her recent shenanigans, like contacting his teenaged son on facebook, Steve has declined …

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SINGAPORE: Why smart couples in Asia are signing prenups these days, by New York Divorce Attorney

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Whether or not South Korea is the “divorce capital of Asia” is open to debate. But what seems pretty incontrovertible is that more and more Asian marriages are ending in divorce (like everywhere else in the world supposedly) and more and more Asian couples are entering into prenuptial agreements to protect themselves for this inevitable …

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Diary of Asha Pabla DAY ONE: 5 reasons why I would never divorce Raj

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Dear Diary, My husband is in serious legal trouble, but I, Asha Pabla, am not going to abandon him. Here are five reasons why: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;I’m still thinking…… Read more Raj and Asha posts here: http://www.divorcesaloon.com/?s=pabla

COLORADO:Child Protective Services to check out Balloon Boy Falcon Heene's parents

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Oh oh. Looks like somebody might be in trouble over the Balloon Boy Odyssey over in Colorado. The Heene’s may need to get themselves an attorney: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/AheadoftheCurve/balloon-boy-home-safe-family-facing-questions-disappearance/story?id=8842957&cid=yahoo_pitchlist Will they lose custody you think? Pic http://www.flickr.com/photos/jshappell/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 More on Heenes here: http://www.divorcesaloon.com/colorado-richard-heenes-idiocy-could-cost-him-his-kids

FLORIDA: Missing 6 yr old Haleigh Cummings' father Ron and step mom Misty Cummings to divorce

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We did a post back in Winter last, about the disappearance of 5 year old Haleigh Cummings. You can read it here: http://www.divorcesaloon.com/five-year-old-haleigh-ann-marie-cummings-disappearance-being-treated-as-abduction There is an update. It seems her father and step mom are planning to get an uncontested divorce. The step mom was the last to see Haleigh alive. She was with Haleigh …

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SWITZERLAND: Opera Star Roberto Alagna likes having a House of his own, pre-divorce

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Romanian born mezzo soprano Angela Gheorghiu has filed for divorce from her  husband, French Sicilian tenor Roberto Alagna. The opera diva and her hubby have both acknowledged that they have been separated for the past two years even though they have continued to perform together as recently as 2008. However, in August this year, Ms. Gheorghiu, according …

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CALIFORNIA: Fit for custody? An evaluation of Yahoo ex pres. Sue Decker and her fitness as a custodial parent

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Yahoo ex pres. Sue Decker’s divorce is getting ugly according to published reports. The accusations against her are quite disturbing and if true they may impact whether she gets custody of her children or not. the multi-millionaire, living in Marin County Northern California, is accused by her husband of a number of misdemeanors including illegal …

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BROOKLYN: Divorce and Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov – soon to be owner of the NETS

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Seems I’ve been writing about Russian billionaires and divorce a lot lately, haven’t I? What’s up with that? First there was the Dmitri Rybolovlev divorce. Then it was the Roman Abramovich situation and now, the Russian billionaire of Russian billionaires – Mikhail Prokhorov – the supposedly richest man in Russia, gets tangled up in a …

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Nigerian woman, Oyindamola, a Queens resident, pours hot water over husband's privates. He wants a divorce

My friend “K” had her heart broken by a Nigerian over twenty years ago. (Her first love) Since then, she has absolutely hated all Nigerians and none have ever stood a chance of getting the time of day from her. I mean, she doesn’t even like their friends. When she heard the story about the …

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FLORIDA: Sun Capital CEO Marc J. Leder and his wife Lisa Leder in divorce battle in Palm Beach

Bernie Madoff wrecks another marriage. That of Marc J Leder and his wife Lisa Leder….just kidding. The mogul was invested with Bernard Madoff according to the Palm Beach Post, but his losses were “insignificant.” So let’s not blame poor Bernie for everything. The reason the couple who have been married 22 years is divorcing is …

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Octomom inks reality show deal: but is it in the best interest of the children?

According to published reports, octomom Nadya Suleman and her eight babies will do a reality show. They have signed a contract whereby each baby gets $250 per episode. I read it here: http://omg.yahoo.com/news/court-docs-octomom-inks-showbiz-deal-for-tots/25663 A portion of the money will go into a trust till they turn 18. No word on how much mom will get …

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How to divorce a criminal

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Relevant case law on getting a divorce when your spouse is in prison: Matter of Conlon v. Murphy 24 AD 2d 737; Price v. Johnston 334 U.S. 266; State ex Rel Gladden v. Sloper 209 Ore. 346……. So how does one divorce a criminal? Well, look. Here’s my big question: How did you end up …

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SPAIN: Free divorce pd for by real estate agent if you buy a house

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Do you need more proof that the global economic slump has impacted even the divorce industry? Take a read at this article about what Spaniards are  offering couples to get divorced http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/5207577/Spanish-estate-agents-offer-free-divorce-with-every-home.html They are offering free divorce lawyers in exchange for home purchases. I am sure you’ve heard that a lot of people around the world, …

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GUEST ARTICLE: Dating after divorce: Help your kids cope with your search for Mr. or Ms. Right, by Deb Mecklinger

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Guest author, attorney and divorce coach Deborah Mecklinger writes about dating after divorce:   Why is your child not jumping for joy when they see stars in your eyes instead of tears? After months or even years of stress, sadness and loneliness – how can your child not be thrilled to see you out on …

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Totten Trusts and your divorce

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A Totten trust is basically a bank savings account that has an “in trust for” provision. A spouse can obviously have a bank account in trust for his or her spouse. It’s a kind of pay on death feature, if you know what I mean. So upon the death of the spouse, the one for whom …

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STRASBOURG, FRANCE: Carla Bruni kisses Barack Obama: Don’t worry there won’t be a divorce!

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STRASBOURG, FRANCE: The media were making a big to do about the fact that when Carla Bruni Sarkozy first met Barack Obama she shook his hand rather than gave him the traditional air kisses on the cheeks as the French traditionally do. At the same time she had no problem kissing Michelle Obama. But then, …

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Divorce Diary of a Countess

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 Dear Diary: my ex fiance spoke with the New York Post about me and I am very upset. So upset I can barely finish my agave-sweetened tea as I sit here in my Park Avenue triplex marshalling all the furniture and decorative arts  (just in case I win it all in the divorce.) I should never have done …

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Swedish Countess Marie Douglas David on how to divorce your divorce lawyer

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Should Marie Douglas David fire her divorce attorneys? According to an Associated Press report, Anne Dranginis, a lawyer for David and retired Connecticut Appellate Court judge, predicted that Douglas-David will get much less money in the divorce if she doesn’t accept the terms of the postnuptial. This would not surprise me, as I have predicted …

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Necker Island, Caribbean: 10 reasons why billionaire Jim Clarke will never divorce supermodel Christy Hinze

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According to Gawker.com: Giving geeks everywhere hope, Jim Clark, cofounder of Silicon Graphics and Netscape, is marrying swimsuit model Kristy Hinze this weekend on Richard Branson‘s Necker Island — also the site of Google founder Larry Page’s nuptials. Obviously, Jim Clarke, whoever he is, has not been following George David and Countess Marie Douglas David’s …

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Gary and Eni Skoien divorce: wife finds husband in kids' room with 2 prostitutes

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Weird Divorce News from Huffington Post : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/19/wife-who-beat-gop-officia_n_177151.html Bizarre story from Huffington Post this morning. It seems a bizarre marital situation is brewing over in Chicago with a GOP boss, Gary Skoien and his Indonesian wife Eni Skoien. The wife alleged came home one day and found the husband in the kids’ room with two women …

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ENGLAND: Osama Bin Laden’s 4th son Omar to divorce his British wife Jane Felix-Browne

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It seems Omar Bin Laden and his British wife Jane Felix-Browne are getting divorced because they fear that if they don’t, they will be killed. The mismatched couple were married and are living in Britain and claim they have been receiving death threats. It seems not only the Bin Laden family is against this marriage …

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50 Cents-Shoniqua Thompson appeal: will he have to pay her the $50 million?

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This case is all about the enforceability of express contracts in a domestic partnership scenario. As we wrote here http://www.divorcesaloon.com/new-york-divorce-attorney-on-domestic-parnterships contracts can be express or implied in a situation where two people are unmarried, live together, have kids and otherwise pool their resources. But at issue in the 50 Cents palimony suit was whether a promise he …

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FORBES: World’s billionaires lose their net worth, will their marriages follow?

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According to a Forbes report, the world’s billionaires have been taking a flogging and fully 355 of them couldn’t get off the ropes when the pounding was done. So now they are ex billionaires. In fact, there are now only 793 billionaires in the world, down from 1125. Among the beaten, of course, is R. Allen Stanford whom we’ve posted …

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Dear Ruth Madoff: Did you make these mistakes in your first marriage?

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Divorce, Equitable Distribution, Imprisonment, RICO Where was I reading? It think it was the Wall Street Journal Deal book and this professor from, I believe, Wayne State University, wrote this article about Ruth Madoff getting to keep her penthouse and he suggested that under the anti-racketeering statutes, the government will likely seize everything however tangentially related to …

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Why the Janet Walsh case is a cautionary tale for Deborah Madoff and other trophy wives

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Trophy wives are under siege! And all their earthly possessions could be confiscated when their Wall Street tycoon husbands get busted for fraud. The same is true for ordinary folks who make considerably less than these Wall Street honchos make, btw, but it definitely seems like it is open season on trophy wives. Janet Walsh …

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Topper and Tinsley Mortimer on the "on again, off again" divorce

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It seems that New York society couple Topper and Tinsley may be back together. They are the latest on again off again couple http://www.divorcesaloon.com/the-on-again-off-again-divorce who have said: “stop the divorce, I want to get off.” http://www.divorcesaloon.com/stop-my-divorce-i-want-to-get-off. I am all for that. I say if the marriage can be saved, save it. Go that extra mile, try every possible …

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Mega Millions Lottery & Divorce: Have you heard of the Juan and Iris Rodriguez lottery divorce case?

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Mega Millions lottery winnings & the Colombian immigrants Iris and Juan Rodriguez case circa 2004 Okay. Obviously, I didn’t win Mega Millions last night as I predicted and so I won’t be sailing off, somewhere, across the Caspian Sea to Mauritius just yet…But I am intrigued with this topic since it is one of the top searches …

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Dennis Beaudoin vs. David Solomon: who is the biological father of Nadya Suleman's octuplets and will he fight for custody?

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Father’s Rights News: GOOD MORNING AMERICA: Dennis Beaudoin claims he is the father of Nadya Suleman’s 14 kids, 8 of which are octuplets. He wants a DNA test to prove it. You have to wonder if this guy is insane or just incredibly good and decent? Why would he willingly want the legal responsibility of …

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Divorce in Hollywood! Brad and Angelina lose the Oscars but they are not splitting: But is Sarah Jessica Parker getting divorced?

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Brad and Angelina were stunning tonight, as usual. But perhaps the reason they were extra-stunning is that they both lost the Oscars they were nominated for. Will this bring them closer? Or is this the beginning of the end? The only good thing with that is that Brad and Ange are not married. They may …

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Should Tanya Williams' claims of cruelty sway the judge as far as custody of the couple's kids?

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First of all, Tanya Williams should probably read our post “How to divorce a sports star” here: http://www.divorcesaloon.com/how-to-divorce-a-sports-star But, so, the allegations Tanya raised in her divorce petition were a bit disturbing to say the least, and if true, I question whether any court of competent jurisdiction can seriously entertain the idea of giving custody …

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Former NJ Net Jayson Williams hit with divorce papers by wife Tanya Young Williams. OMG!

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Tanya Williams has filed for divorce from her husband Jayson Williams, the same husband she supported and stood by in 2004 when he was on trial for the manslaughter of his limo driver. The divorce papers, according to the Post, are filed in Manhattan Supreme but I should divulge that I’ve checked the court’s dockets and …

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Divorce News, 2009: Watertown native Debra Silver in murder/suicide in NYC, no affair was going on

I’ve been hearing rumblings that, in fact, Debra Silver was not actively involved in an adulterous affair with Michael Ruiz at the time of the murders on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. While it appears that the parties may have at one time been lovers, that relationship had ended and Debra had moved on and was …

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When mom doesn't want custody

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Divorce Information: It is almost counter-intuitive to think that a mother may not want custody of her own kids. The norm is that moms fight like bears for their cubs and they will literally kill to protect their babies. They would feel utterly horrible, as if they were “abandonning” their child(ren) if they did not …

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Paul McCartney's ex Heather Mills brags to Page Six about her post-divorce dating conquests

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According to Page Six, Healther Mills, ex of Paul McCartney, and a multi-millionaire, is now living in the West Village of New York City. And it seems she can’t beat off the guys with a stick. Heather is quoted as saying, “my girlfriends who are much more attractive than me can’t get a boyfriend. They ask …

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Is Divorce a sin?

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I was just reading a very interesting article over at First Wives World. The author was talking about her religious beliefs and how divorce is a sin according to her religious faith. I found the article very interesting to say the least. Not because I’m religious, or anything. I mean, I’m a believer, without question. …

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FRANCE: "Rachida Dati's Baby" She did not consort with that man: French President Nicolas Sarkozy

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Five days after giving birth by cesarean section to petite baby Zohra Dati, French justice minister and Nicolas Sarkozy prôtégée Rachida Dati is back to work. But not without a whole lot of speculation and controversy about the paternity of her child. Some people and institutions, even Page Six if I remember correctly, are insinuating that Ms. …

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On Piers Morgan's Acrimonious Divorce Split From Meghan Markle

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Piers Morgan’s acrimonious divorce from Meghan Markle is a head-scratcher for everyone, including myself because the British TV personality and Mrs. Mountbatten-Windsor have never actually been married but there are definitely lessons to be learned for future aspiring duchesses. Meghan Mountbatten-Windsor nee Meghan Markle has been a married woman for about two years. She married …

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package Checks From the Federal Govt. Could Ruin Your Marriage and Lead to Divorce If You are Not Careful.

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“Coronavirus Stimulus Package Checks From the Govt. Could Ruin Your Marriage and Lead to Divorce,” says Brian Ryan, an attorney in Louisiana. And he could very well be right. As the President prepares to send checks to American households who have been quarantined for days as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, many families have …

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Meghan and Harry Divorce Updates

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Do I still think Meghan and Harry are in danger of getting a divorce now that they have stepped back as senior royals and moved to Canada? Well put it this way: They have to be very, very careful. They are not out of danger. They did the right thing for their marriage and family by moving away. But they are not out of the woods yet as far as divorce is concerned. On the contrary, the next few ensuing months are going to be very critical for the couple as they navigate this huge change in their lives and in their marriage.

Jeff Bezos Divorce Updates: Could World Richest Man and Amazon CEO Reconcile with Wife Mackenzie Bezos?

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Jeff Bezos Divorce: Is there a reconciliation in the offing between Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos? Jeff Bezos divorce is blowing up all the headlines for the last few days. The Amazon exec has had a very tumultuous 2019 so far and the year is not even two months old. The billionaire entrepreneur and Forbes List …

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Michael Avenatti Divorce: Why Did Stormy Daniels' Attorney's Wife Lisa Storie Lock Him Out of the House

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Why did Michael Avenatti divorce his wife Lisa Storie? Hotshot race-car driving attorney Michael Avenatti, otherwise known as hottie avenatti, is the talk of the town. People have so many questions including “why did Michael Avenatti divorce his beautiful wife Lisa Storie and why did she lock him out of the marital residence in Newport …

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Why Did Vanessa Trump Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney to Represent her in her Divorce Action Against Don Trump Jr?

Why did Vanessa Trump Hire a Criminal Defense attorney to handle her divorce? Weird! Vanessa Trump hired a criminal defense attorney to represent her in her “uncontested divorce” from Don Trump Jr, son of current sitting US president Donald Trump, says Pagesix.com. This is a rather peculiar development. Who does that and why? You are …

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