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New York Celebrity Divorce Lawyer

New York Celebrity Divorce Lawyer

- Interview Platform
Considered by many to be New York’s best divorce trial lawyer, Dror Bikel is a legal commentator, four-time author, and founder of the divorce law firm Bikel & Schanfield. Focusing on high-conflict cases, he’s one of the few celebrity divorce lawyers in New York that public figures, CEOs, socialites, and Wall Street billionaires trust when their separations get complicated.
Dror spoke to Interview Platform about his latest book, his thoughts on recent celebrity divorces,...

Couples changing course on divorce during COVID-19

Couples changing course on divorce during COVID-19

- Pix 11 NY
Couples who were in the midst of breaking up prior to COVID-19 are now thinking twice as more of them are stuck at home with each other as things get tough with the hope of finding different ways to strengthen their bonds.
Divorce Trial Attorney Dror Bikel told PIX11 Morning News said three of the main reasons people are pulling back on divorce due are money and fears of economic instability, health insurance coverage and bonding over fear.
Bikel said as people are stuck with each...

It's Easier Than Ever to Get Divorced in Connecticut. But Are Couples Reconsidering Amid COVID-19 Uncertainties?

It's Easier Than Ever to Get Divorced in Connecticut. But Are Couples Reconsidering Amid COVID-19 Uncertainties?

A new executive order by Gov. Ned Lamont will make it easier for couples to proceed in getting an uncontested divorce. The question remains: Given the COVID-19 climate, will couples take advantage of the new rules?

- Law.com
As COVID-19 forced the courts to change how they do business, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont issued an executive order allowing parties to proceed with uncontested divorces via affidavit, as opposed to having to take part in in-person court requirements.
But some attorneys are raising questions, suggesting COVID-19 might lead couples to change their minds about divorce, as new economic uncertainties come into play.
On one hand, family law attorneys are applauding Lamont’s...

NYC couples dropping divorces while quarantined together

NYC couples dropping divorces while quarantined together

- New York Post
COVID-19 is playing cupid to some New York City couples who are calling off their divorces while the life-and-death crisis plays out, matrimonial lawyers tell The Post.
“There’s been a re-engineering of priorities,” said Dror Bikel, who has had seven clients within the last month request to withdraw their divorce filings.
Veteran divorce lawyer Maggie Kaminer said before COVID-19, in two decades she had two couples withdraw their divorce. Now in recent weeks,...

Celebrity Divorce - Protecting your brand

Celebrity Divorce - Protecting your brand

- KOGO News Radio
Dror Bikel, Manhattan divorce attorney, author of the bestseller The One Percent Divorce: When Titans Clash. Celebrity divorcees need to consider not just the money, but their brands.
Transcript Ted Garcia: A former quarterback, Jay Cutler, and his wife, Kristin Cavallari, are beginning what looks like to be a nasty divorce, or maybe a conscious uncoupling.
Ladona Harvey: No, this one looks more like a nasty one.
Garcia: And recently billionaire, Jeff Bezos, split with his...

Kristin Cavallari's career overtaking Jay Cutler's could have contributed to split

Kristin Cavallari's career overtaking Jay Cutler's could have contributed to split

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler announced they were splitting up after nearly seven years of marriage earlier this month

- Mirror
Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler have announced their decision to divorce after 10 years together, and it's claimed her career may have contributed to the breakup.
The Laguna Beach star's career has gone from strength to strength but since Jay's retirement from his high-flying American football career in 2017 things have quietened down for him.
Kristen, 33, announced she was splitting from Jay, 37, on Instagram earlier this month, saying it was a mutual decision.
US divorce...

Kristin Cavallari's Career Overtaking Jay Cutler's May Have Been Factor in Split, Divorce Attorney Claims

Kristin Cavallari's Career Overtaking Jay Cutler's May Have Been Factor in Split, Divorce Attorney Claims

"Kristin was less visible early on and solely marriage focused but is now a hot, high-trajectory brand."

- TooFab
Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler are going their separate ways — and it may be because their careers were too.
According to prominent NY divorce lawyer Dror Bikel, "career competition" may have played a part in the shock breakdown of the celeb fave couple.
"Celebrity career success competition creates marital stress," he said. "Jay was an American football hero – Chicago Bears quarterback, but now retired from the limelight. Kristin was less visible early on and solely...

One-on-One with N.Y. Divorce Trial Lawyer Dror Bikel

Some Couples Changing Course On Divorce Due To Coronavirus, Economy

Could Coronavirus Cause a Spike in Divorce Rates? Experts Weigh In

Could Coronavirus Cause a Spike in Divorce Rates? Experts Weigh In

Here's why your marriage could be at stake during self-isolation.

- BestLife
Sure, being stuck at home with your significant other may sound like a dream. After all, who wouldn't want unlimited hours to cuddle on the couch or cook nice dinners for each other? But too much time together, especially under such stressful circumstances, could spell disaster for any relationship. In fact, one of the most shocking side effects of the coronavirus pandemic has been an increase in divorce rates.
Take China, which has experienced record-high divorce filings in the last...