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The Ins and Outs of Divorce [Podcast]

The Ins and Outs of Divorce [Podcast]

- Straw Hut
EPISODE 318 On the latest episode of #Unfiltered I sit down with divorce attorney, Dror Bikel! Dror is an award-winning New York divorce trial lawyer, MENSA lecturer, 4-time legal author, and founder of Manhattan’s powerhouse divorce law firm Bikel & Schanfield. We all know I’ve been through a lot of legal issues, from a nasty divorce to being sued, so I’m picking his brain and getting answers to all of my questions, so next time I’m prepared! You don’t want...

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Divorce Filings Drop Thanks to COVID-19

Divorce Filings Drop Thanks to COVID-19

- Newsmax
Experts predicted a flood of divorce filings as coronavirus lockdowns lifted and courts reopened for non-emergency business, thinking that too much togetherness would cause marital strife. So far, just the opposite appears to have happened, with divorce filings falling drastically.
According to Parent Herald, relationship coach Lee Wilson said earlier in June that couples might have had disagreements in the past, but the quarantine would make it worse. Wilson said the constant tension...

Divorce filings drop as COVID-19 lockdown mends marriages

Divorce filings drop as COVID-19 lockdown mends marriages

- New York Post
Looks like love conquered corona.
Some experts predicted a flood of divorce filings when city courts re-opened for non-emergency business last month, believing that cooped-up couples would race to declare, “I don’t!”
But the number of married people looking to leave is dramatically down, dropping 45 percent in the last four weeks over the typical monthly average.
Even some who were headed for splitsville before the outbreak got their marriages back on track,...

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...