Ruth Madoff on how to look like a complete idiot in front of a divorce judge

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RICO; CONSTRUCTIVE TRUST; INNOCENT SPOUSE RULE; DIVORCE; GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE I was just over on Bloomberg and read an interesting article by Susan Antilla which she wrote yesterday about Ruth Madoff’s post-Bernie options. One option according to some lawyers Ms. Antilla interviewed, is for Ruth to divorce Bernie. Then she would have to show that the asset to be …

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Reptile Theory in Divorce Cases: Can Your Lawyer Use Snakes and Alligators to Win You Points With Judge and Jury?

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When you think of divorce, the last thing you probably think about is reptiles or “reptile theory.” What the heck is reptile theory you wonder? All you can think about when you think of reptiles are things that camouflage, are slithery and dangerous, and make your blood crawl. What does any of that have to …

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Divorce Bullies: Lawyers, Judges, Courts & Exes Can Make You Feel Intimidated During the Divorce Process

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No matter where in the world you are getting divorced, you can find yourself facing a divorce bully. Bullies are omnipresent in every walk of life. Bullies are born and bullies are bred. Bullies make your life a living, miserable hell. And when you are going through divorce, it is no different. In fact, you …

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How Does the Judge Determine Exactly How Much Property Each Party in a Divorce Action Will Get? And is it taxable?

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How do judges make “property” awards in divorce action? What criteria do they use? Well, it depends on where the parties are getting divorced. If it is in a community property state, the court or judge will normally split the property in two equal parts with fifty percent going to one spouse and fifty percent …

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Divorce in India: The "Judge's Discretion" Can Result in Completely Ridiculous Outcomes

A recent New York Times article about Divorce in India caught my attention for all the wrong reasons. I just thought “how ridiculous!” when I read some of the reasons that a judge in India can exercise his or her discretion in granting or not granting a divorce.  The author wrote: The country’s legal code …

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Judge Denies Brad Pitt's Request, Citing Children's Privacy, to Seal Divorce Documents. Pitt on Angelina "She has No Self Regulating Mechanism"

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Quick: What happens when a man that lacks a “sensitivity chip” marries and divorces a woman without a “self-regulating mechanism?” Brad Pitt famously dumped wife Jennifer Aniston who accused him of lacking a “sensitivity chip” (and frankly, at the time, he did) and ran off to Africa with sexy Hollywood bombshell Angelina Jolie; and a …

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Custody of a pet after divorce: Canadian Family Law Judge Rules that a dog is a dog is a piece of property; thus no "custody award"

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WHO WILL WIN CUSTODY OF A PET DOG? CANADIAN FAMILY LAW JUDGE ANSWERS   FIGHTING OVER CUSTODY OF A PET IS STANDARD PROCEDURE FOR A LOT OF COUPLES THESE DAYS. ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE COUPLES? Fighting over who will or should win custody of a pet in your divorce case? Justice Richard Danyliuk of …

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