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Domestic Violence: Arrests, Charges, and the time before Trial

Domestic Violence is the criminal offense of being violent or threatening violence against a family member or housemate, any former or current romantic partner, or the co-parent of the offender’s child. Two types of arrests occur in conjunction with the offense of domestic violence. The first, a mandatory arrest, is a required arrest in the […]

Chris Rock now single after 20 years of marriage

Chris Rock is now single after filing for divorce at a New Jersey courthouse. After 20 years of marriage, Chris and estranged wife Malaak both made a court appearance on Monday, August 22 before a judge and finalized their divorce. The couple married in 1996 and have 2 children, ages 12 and 14. It is also reported that there’s a […]

Two Homes, One Childhood: Exploring Co-parenting with an Ex

In the recently-released Two Homes, One Childhood: A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime, psychologist Dr. Robert Emery discusses the intricacies of raising children in separated households. Dr. Emery has over 35 years of experience in studying child psychology and how it is affected by divorce. In Two Homes, One Childhood, Emery discusses the immense […]

Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom File for Divorce Again

Though Khloe Kardashian called off her divorce with Lamar Odom in October, she recently filed for divorce a second time. Once again, the reason cited for divorce was “irreconcilable differences.” Kardashian originally filed for divorce in 2013. In the newest filing for divorce, the reality TV star wishes to end spousal support and wants to […]

Model Christina Estrada to receive £53 million from Saudi billionaire ex-husband

Former model Christina Estrada is receiving £53 million, or about $96 million, in settlements following her divorce from Saudi billionaire Sheikh Walid Juffali. When combined with her own assets, Estrada will receive about £75 million from the divorce. The former model initially sought £238 million from her ex-husband. BBC called the settlement “the largest award […]

Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert Files for Divorce from José Nunes

After twelve years together and a romance quite literally for the books, author Elizabeth Gilbert and husband José Nunes filed for divorce. The author released a statement on her official Facebook page explaining the situation and asking for privacy from fans and the press. In the post, she claims the split is amicable and describes […]

Supreme Court: You Cannot be Fired Because You’re Getting Divorced

The state Supreme Court on Thursday, June 30th, ruled that a worker cannot be fired or discriminated against because they are separated from or divorcing their spouse. New Jersey’s highest court voted 6-0 in favor of Robert Smith, who alleged was fired in February of 2006 by his boss from Millville Rescue Squad. He was married to another […]

How is the cost of a divorce determined?

The cost of a divorce can range from inexpensive to millions of dollars. Some of what impacts the cost of a divorce is the couples’s financial status, but other considerations can come into play as well. Factors that will determine how much money it takes to get divorced include: The relationship between the divorcing parties. The more contentious the divorce, the more expensive it will […]

Danielle Fishel and Tim Belusko Finalize Divorce

After two years of marriage, Danielle Fishel and Tim Belusko have now finalized their divorce. An actress, Fishel is best known for her roll as Topanga on the popular show Boy Meets World and currently stars in the Disney channel reboot Girl Meets World. Fishel is a craft beer salesman. The two filed for divorce […]

Manhattan judge rules in favor of billionaire Steven Cohen in divorce case

Loretta Preska, chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan recently decided a divorce case in favor of American billionaire Steven Cohen. Reports claimed that the 59-year-old hedge fund manager and Point72 Asset Management founder was accused of fraud by his former spouse, Patricia Cohen. Patricia reportedly claimed in a 2009 lawsuit that Steven concealed assets […]