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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...

Michael's Fight for Full Custody

Michael's Fight for Full Custody

In recently filed court papers, Michael Strahan accuses his ex-wife of physical and emotional abuse

- Life & Style Magazine
Michael Strahan is the first to admit his 2006 split from wife Jean Muggli wasn’t easy. “When you get divorced, people get upset, angry and say crazy things.” he shared in 2014. “You have to take it.”
But the NFL star-turned-talk show host is seemingly done taking it. In shocking new court papers, Michael, 48, claims that his ex has been engaging in a pattern of abusive conduct towards their twin daughters, Sophia and Isabella, 15, and now he’s...

New York's #1 Divorce Trial Lawyer Dror Bikel Hits #1 Best Seller w/Book: The 1% Divorce - Clash of Titans

New York's #1 Divorce Trial Lawyer Dror Bikel Hits #1 Best Seller w/Book: The 1% Divorce - Clash of Titans

- Yahoo! Finance
Dror Bikel, Manhattan's Best Known divorce lawyer, adds Best Selling author to his bio as his latest book, The 1% Divorce – Clash of Titans (Sutton Hart Press) hit #1 Bestseller on Amazon in a remarkable five categories its first week on sale.

New York's #1 Divorce Trial Lawyer Dror Bikel's Hits #1 Bestseller with The 1% Divorce - Clash of Titans
In The 1% Divorce, trial attorney Dror Bikel takes us from New York City's most lavish penthouses to paparazzi filled...

Kirkus Review: The 1% Divorce - When Titans Clash

Kirkus Review: The 1% Divorce - When Titans Clash

- Kirkus Reviews
An experienced divorce attorney thoroughly explains the issues that arise when ultrawealthy marriages dissolve.
Divorce is never an uncomplicated affair, but according to lawyer Bikel, it poses “unique challenges” for rich couples. Such parties may be acrimonious, and they must have all of their considerable assets valued and divided equitably—an astonishingly complicated process that can take years and, in itself, come at an extraordinary cost. The author, a veteran...

Jeffrey Epstein is dead but sex criminal's legal legacy may have years to run

Jeffrey Epstein is dead but sex criminal's legal legacy may have years to run

The financier’s associates, such as Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell, and his victims are unlikely to see closure any time soon

- The Guardian
The legal fallout from Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest for sex trafficking and subsequent suicide in jail is likely to go on for years, ensuring that those caught up in the saga – like Prince Andrew – will face scrutiny and negative headlines for years to come.
Federal authorities in the US have repeatedly said that the investigation into the sex trafficking case is ongoing, raising the prospect of a lengthy multi-pronged and international inquiry into the wealthy...

Miley Cyrus performed breakup song Slide Away after Liam Hemsworth split

Miley Cyrus performed breakup song Slide Away after Liam Hemsworth split

Miley Cyrus had a clear message for her ex, Liam Hemsworth, at the MTV Video Music Awards, as she held hands with her new love interest.

- Daily Telegraph
Miley Cyrus had a clear message for Liam Hemsworth after the MTV VMAs as she flaunted her new love, Kaitlynn Carter.
The singer, 26, performed Slide Away – the breakup song she released days after her split from Hemsworth – and later, showed some serious PDA with Carter, 30, in front of cameras at a New York club.
Perhaps in a case of picking her big moment, Cyrus and Carter appeared to snub the VMAs red carpet at the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey, leaving it...

Can Billionaires Use Bitcoin to Shield Their Fortunes During Divorce?

Can Billionaires Use Bitcoin to Shield Their Fortunes During Divorce?

- The Legal Observer
Jeff Bezos couldn’t have hidden his $140 billion net worth from his wife MacKenzie even if he had wanted to. As much of his fortune is made up of Amazon shares, the nature of his holdings is public knowledge. The same can be said of his interest in the Washington Post and the rocket company Blue Origin. If Bezos had been a crypto billionaire, however, the situation would have been very different.
When asset-manager mogul Bill Gross divorced his wife Sue in 2016, she walked away with...

Should Bezos Have Divorced Last December?

Should Bezos Have Divorced Last December?

- Thrive Global
Jeff Bezos knew that not all was well in paradise. Given the recently leaked story of his affair with a TV anchor, he and his soon-to-be-ex must have been thinking of untying the knot for quite some time, yet they may have waited too long. Especially if you are a high-net-worth individual (or married to one), divorcing after the new tax laws came into effect will have a great impact on your finances.
Since January 1st, new taxation rules apply, which have eliminated a tacit “divorce...

What Jeff Bezos divorce means for Amazon

What Jeff Bezos divorce means for Amazon

- Herald Sun
It can buy mansions, fast cars, fine clothes and luxury holidays but money — even an eyewatering $189 billion dollars — can’t guarantee a happy marriage until death do part.
When Amazon founder and the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, and his author wife MacKenzie announced they were splitting after 25 years marriage on Wednesday, they joined a growing number of couples calling time on their relationship after doing the hard work of raising a family and building a...