Paris Hilton reportedly mulls over marriage proposal; is this a smart strategy to classify the engagement ring as a "pre-marital gift"?

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My girl, Paris Hilton, has been quietly dating Hills star Doug Reinhardt. At least, I read that today on this website: Silverscorpio.com. Never heard of them. Are they credible? In any event, Doug allegedly got down on bended knee at the Ivy last night in front of Paris’ parents and asked her to marry him. …

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With Bernie Madoff forced into bankruptcy what will Ruth do to get her “alimony”

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Now that the judge has ordered that Bernie’s investors/creditors can force him into bankruptcy, it looks like Ruth’s options have gotten more streamlined. She definitely will have to get in line behind creditors, not only with respect to business assets, but also personal assets as well. I mean, she would be entitled to some “exemptions.” Even …

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What happens if your spouse dies in the middle of the divorce action? Do you get equitable distribution?

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EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION; INTERVIVOS GIFTS; PROBATE; FORCED SHARE; ELECTIVE SHARE  If your spouse croaks in the midst of your divorce (and you had $43 million bucks on the line) do you still get it? The short answer to that question is no. If your spouse dies before the judge has adjudicated the marriage caput? The divorce …

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To Sir Robert Allen Stanford, with Love: What his wife Susan wants to go away, and his fiancee Andrea wants to stay

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Divorce News Texas billionaire and jet-setter Sir Allen Stanford has been found in Virginia after going AWOL for two days. This following the news that the SEC has reason to suspect he is  guilty of “massive fraud” to the tune of $9.2 billion dollars –admittedly a pittance when compared to, say, Bernie Ponzi Madoff’s $50 billion heist. …

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