Pets and divorce by John Bolch

January 14, 2014 2 comments

A survey by the Dogs Trust last week came up with the finding that a fifth of separating couples found deciding who gets the dog to be “as stressful” as deciding who should care for the children. Apparently, some people are so concerned about what will happen to their pooches if their relationship with their…

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Clint Eastwood’s second wife files for legal separation

September 12, 2013 1 comment

The second wife of veteran film star Clint Eastwood has filed for legal separation. News presenter Dina Eastwood married the legendary actor and director in 1996 and the couple went on to have daughter Morgan, now 16. But according to a report in the Monterey County Herald, she has now applied for legal separation from…

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Rupert Murdoch’s wife hires new divorce lawyer

July 31, 2013 1 comment

The estranged third wife of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has apparently hired a new divorce lawyer, confounding expectations of a quiet split after he filed to end the marriage. Wendi Deng Murdoch had previously been represented by the same lawyer who advised her on the couple’s prenuptial agreement before their 1999 marriage. According to the…

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News: Rupert Murdoch to divorce Wendi Deng

June 13, 2013 2 comments

News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his third wife. The 82 year-old media tycoon married Wendi Deng in 1999, just 17 days after his completing his divorce from second wife Anna Torv. Now his third marriage has come to end. According to a Reuters report, Murdoch’s marriage to 44 year-old Deng…

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Florida bill seeks to ban ‘foreign’ family law

April 4, 2013 1 comment

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A draft bill currently proceeding through the Florida Senate could prohibit the application of foreign law in family cases across the state. If passed into statute, Senate Bill 58 – Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases – would make legal rulings by foreign bodies “void and unenforceable” in Florida if they did not “grant…

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US family lawyers contemplate huge divorce settlement

March 23, 2013 1 comment

The wife of one of the wealthiest businessmen in the United States is facing a substantial divorce settlement, Reuters reports. Sue Ann Hamm is the second wife of Harold G Hamm, the 67 year-old founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Resources, a major oil firm based in Oklahoma City. With an estimated net…

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Wife of US millionaire has pre-nuptial agreement torn up

March 12, 2013 4 comments

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The estranged wife of a US millionaire has persuaded a court to throw out the prenuptial agreement she signed prior her wedding in 1998. Elizabeth Cioffi-Petrakis claimed her husband, a property developer on Long Island, coerced her into signing the agreement four days before the wedding. An appeal court in Brooklyn has now upheld an…

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