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.

MICHIGAN: Michael Moore's divorce battle with estranged wife Kathleen Glynn rages on

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Controversial director, political activist and social critic Michael Moore and his wife Kathleen Glynn are getting divorced up in Michigan. And it is not a “conscious uncoupling.” The Smoking Gun, Fox News and NY Post Page Six are all over the saga.  There seems to be quite a lot of properties in this marriage which include places …

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TEXAS: Same sex couple's divorce and custody battle will proceed says San Antonio judge

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San Antonio, Texas: Kristi Lesh v. Allison Flood Lesh Judge rules that the state of Texas cannot block a divorce and custody battle from proceeding just because there is a day marriage ban in the state… This is an interesting case involving two Texas women who married each other in 2010 in Washington only to seek …

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U.S. A stronger economy has led to an increase in the divorce rate – Bloomberg

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According to a recent article from Bloomberg News, more Americans are getting divorced in the post 2009 Great Recession era. It almost sounds like this might be a good thing – at least for the U.S. economy given that there is a corresponding positive impact on several economic drivers such as “demand for housing” which in …

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BROOKLYN: "Divorce gangs" in Orthodox community a rising menace but is the Jewish divorce "get" extortion scheme a worldwide problem?

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The recent arrest of a cadre of rabbis and other Jewish men who tried to muscle other Jewish men into giving their estranged wives a “get” raises some very disturbing questions including, how widespread is this practice? Is this unique to the New York Jewish community? Or is it found in other enclaves around the …

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CALIFORNIA: Sweden has jurisdiction over American born infant says U.S. Dist Court in California

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Carlwig v Carlwig   U.S. Dist. Ct. in the Central District of CA decides a controversial case using ICARA and other child abduction statutes including the Hague Convention and the UCCJEA . The interesting thing is that the child was born in California and was only months old. The child has an older sibling born in Sweden. …

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CALIFORNIA: Frankie Valli life insurance policy purchased with marital assets with wife as beneficiary are community property

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An article in the ABA Journal explains how California community property rules were strengthened by the Frankie Valli case.  The  former entertainer apparently purchased a life insurance Policy with his wife Randy Valli as beneficiary back in 2003. Today the plan is valued at over three million dollars. The Vallis filed for divorce years later and …

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