Understanding Divorce Terrorism

Understanding Divorce Terrorism

Understanding Divorce Terrorism Most often, the victim of Divorce Terrorism is the victim of long-term domestic violence of a kind that is subtle, manipulative and controlling, yet because of the nature of the abuse and the pervasive gaslighting that occurs in this type of relationship, the victims often question whether they are actually the one …

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Divorce Terrorism

Divorce Terrorism

Divorce Terrorism There is a fable about a scorpion trying to cross a river.  He asks a frog if the frog will take him across the river on her back.  The frog initially protests, claiming that the scorpion will only sting her once the scorpion is on her back. “Why would I do that?” replies …

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Cohabitation Agreements

What is a Cohabitation Agreement?

Cohabitation Agreements As an increasing number of people chose to live together rather than marry, we see an increasing  number of questions about cohabitation. Whether a couple is cohabitating before marriage, or instead of marriage, one thing is clear – non-married partners do not have the same rights to property, spousal support or other benefits …

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What is a Marvin Action?

What is a Marvin Action? The term Marvin Action or Marvin Claim derived from a landmark case, Marvin v. Marvin, where Michelle Marvin lived with actor Lee Marvin for seven years without marriage. A Marvin claim is not a specific cause of action with its own set of elements that a party must prove, it …

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divorcing someone with a mental illness

Divorcing a Mentally Ill Spouse

Divorcing a Mentally Ill Spouse Divorce is always a difficult process, and navigating the financial and legal tangle is even harder if you’re divorcing someone with a mental illness.  Nearly one in five adults in the United States is diagnosed with a mental illness, and more and more elderly couples are divorcing due to increasingly …

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What Makes a Prenup Valid?

What Makes a Prenup Valid? Prenuptial agreements (commonly referred to as “prenups”) are contracts signed by a couple before they get married. The prenup specifies how money, real property, and other assets are to be divided in the event of a divorce. Since the divorce rate in the US is a little less than 50%, …

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