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Dwyane Wade Discusses His Ex-Wife and Her “13 Different” Lawyers

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Former professional basketball star and the subject of a new ESPN documentary Dwyane Wade had a lot to say concerning his marriage and divorce to high school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches. Wade recalled that Funches offered him an escape from a difficult home life, but that things in his marriage began to nosedive after Funches… Read More »

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Woman Wins “Landmark” Ruling in British Divorce Case

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

In divorce news from across the pond, a woman was awarded an extra £400,000 on top of half of the marital estate. Why? Because she says she sacrificed her career as a solicitor so that she could raise the family’s three children. This ruling could have major implications for British couples looking to untie… Read More »

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The Divorce Rate Declines As Couples Marry Later

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

It used to be that you would hear people saying that “half of all marriages” end in divorce. That was never strictly the case, but the divorce rates in the 70s reached epic proportions as fewer Americans saw divorce as a negative prospect. Today, the divorce rate has steadily declined over the years and… Read More »

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Miley Cyrus Reaches Divorce Settlement With Liam Hemsworth

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Miley Cyrus recently announced that she and her ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth, have reached a divorce settlement. Cyrus announced plans to divorce her then-husband in August and Hemsworth filed divorce papers shortly thereafter. Now, Cyrus has announced that a divorce settlement has been reached and expressed relief that the divorce is no longer hanging over… Read More »

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Is Having a Top Position at Your Job an Indicator of a Divorce?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

An article published in the American Economic Journal came to a strange conclusion recently. Having a top position, getting promoted, or otherwise achieving success in your workplace increases the chances of getting a divorce—but only for women. For men, a promotion or top position did not impact the rate at which they divorce. This… Read More »

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Are Millennials Divorcing Less Than Older Generations?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

There is some indication that Millennials have turned the tide on the escalating number of divorces in the U.S. But how seriously should we take this data? The first question we should ask ourselves is why did the divorce rate jump in the first place. The 1970s was a big year for divorce. Several… Read More »

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What Does Divorce Look Like in 2020?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

There is no shortage of articles this cycle contemplating the texture, nature, and future of divorce in the United States. Some of these studies have shown that Millennials are turning the tide against higher divorce rates seen throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s, while other studies discuss the difficulties of women who are promoted… Read More »

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The Courtney Stodden Divorce

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

At the age of 16, aspiring pop singer and model, Courtney Stodden married acting teacher Doug Hutchison who was then 50. Hutchison did not realize that she was a teenager when the two began their courtship over the internet, but after six months of chatting online, the two fell in love before ever having… Read More »

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Oil Executive Gets $38M Judgment Overturned

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

In his ongoing legal battle with his ex-wife, Todd Kozel managed to overturn a $38 million judgment in his wife’s favor. Kozel, who has since remarried, divorced his then-wife Ashley in 2010. Kozel was ordered to pay his wife the enormous judgment after failing to turn over 23 million shares of his former company,… Read More »

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Caitlyn Jenner Talks About Her 2014 Divorce

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

It takes a great deal of courage for a person to admit to themselves that their body and mind are in conflict. It takes even more courage to begin the process of transitioning. For those who are married at the time that they recognize who they are, it can be very difficult for them,… Read More »

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“Alarming” Facts About Divorce

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Most folks have probably heard that 50% of all marriages end in divorce. The truth is that it’s very difficult to measure divorce rates. However, over the past few decades, the divorce rate has been going down, not up, in all but one demographic: Those over the age of 50. What are the facts… Read More »

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Papa John’s Wife Wants a Divorce

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

The wife of “Papa” John Schnatter has filed for a divorce after a series of unfortunate events led Schnatter to be ousted from the company that bears his name. Schnatter was forced to resign from company duties and no longer allowed to be the face of the company after someone leaked a conference call… Read More »

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Cryptocurrencies in Divorce

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

It’s still unknown what impact cryptocurrencies will have on the future economy, but today, zealous investors are still investing money in both mining Bitcoin and creating new cryptocurrencies. The question of whether these will have value ten years down the road depends on whether or not they can function in a global market. Today,… Read More »

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When Does a Prenuptial Agreement Make Sense?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Some of those who are engaged find themselves torn between protecting their assets from a divorce settlement and hedging their bets when it comes to the success of their marriage. It’s not a particularly good feeling for either the spouse requesting the prenuptial agreement nor the spouse who is expected to sign off on… Read More »

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State Representative Seeks to Curb High Divorce Rates in Florida

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

The divorce rate in Florida is too darn high, says state Representative Clay Yarborough. Although his attempt to pass a similar bill fell through during the last legislative session, Yarborough is trying his luck again. The bill, called the “Guide to a Healthy Marriage Act,” would require those applying for a marriage in Florida… Read More »

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What Can You Do if Your Spouse Refuses to Sign Divorce Papers?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

It’s not uncommon for one spouse to have reservations about signing divorce papers, even when the other spouse is completely through with them and no longer wants to be involved in the marriage. This affords them a tiny bit of leverage insofar as they can make the divorce take longer before the court dissolves… Read More »

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Is Child Support Just for the Child?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

There are a lot of myths surrounding child support in the State of Florida. These include the belief that child support payments must entirely be spent on things relating to the children and that child support “automatically stops” once the child turns 18. Indeed, there are many folks out there that have a huge… Read More »

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Hulk Hogan Forced to Pay Legal Fees in Bitter Divorce

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, was ordered by a Florida judge to pay over $180,000 in legal fees to his ex-wife after a judge accused him of the rapid escalation of divorce proceedings.  Judge Peter Ramsburger ordered Hogan to pay his ex-wife’s legal fees within 30 days of the ruling. Hogan… Read More »

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How Long Does the Average Florida Divorce Take?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

If someone were to go out and calculate the length of time every divorce took to finalize, they would come up with an average number. This number would tell you nothing about how long your particular divorce is going to take. This is because every divorce is vastly different. Some divorces are more contested… Read More »

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How is Alimony Determined in a Florida Divorce?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Alimony is currently a very hot topic in Florida, so what’s true today may not be true tomorrow. Nonetheless, it’s always an issue when a couple unties the knot. In terms of pure economic questions, there are a few things to consider in a Florida divorce. Alimony is one of those things. Others include… Read More »

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