When is it Alimony?

Alimony:  I interviewed a woman this week for a divorce. They have two small children. Her husband has been unemployed for 4 months and has begun drinking more (amount) and more (frequently).  She works full time to support the 4 of them.  They rent their home. She has a bachelor’s degree and does not makeContinue reading “When is it Alimony?”

What’s with all the greedy old men?

Sixty-one year old Peter Frampton has filed for divorce from his 3rd wife, Christina Elfers. The couple separated on New Year ’s Eve 2010 after being married for 15 years.  Frampton’s filing grants custodial custody of their teenaged daughter to her mother and requests joint rights of legal custody.  The cause of the breakdown ofContinue reading “What’s with all the greedy old men?”

What do we make of Buzz Aldrin’s 3rd divorce?

Buzz Aldrin was 39 years old when he walked on the moon on July 20, 1969. He has spent most of his adult life as an american hero.  At 81, he has filed for divorce from his third wife. He married Lois Driggs Cannon on Valentine’s Day 1988.  23 years of marriage, no matter how it ends,Continue reading “What do we make of Buzz Aldrin’s 3rd divorce?”

What is a divorce party and what does it have to do with The White Stripes?

The White Stripes’ front man Jack White and his wife of 6 years model Karen Elson, threw a party this weekend, to celebrate their wedding anniversary and divorce. That’s right, an intimate gathering of friends in Nashville to help the couple celebrate their un-coupling.  How does this reflect on the marriage itself, or the people? Continue reading “What is a divorce party and what does it have to do with The White Stripes?”

Do Celebrities Divorce More Frequently Than the Rest Of Us?

While no scientific study could definitively answer this question (define celebrity – Brad Pitt and other A list’ers only? Anyone who has had his or her fifteen minutes of fame – Nene Leakes?)   There are some indicators that certain celebrity names recur in divorce proceedings for reasons which may be completely unrelated to their celebrity status.Continue reading “Do Celebrities Divorce More Frequently Than the Rest Of Us?”

Kelsey, Camille, cocaine and custody: what is a judge to do?

Kelsey Grammer and Camille Grammer have been divorced for more than 3 months.  Kelsey is remarried, Camille is reportedly filming new episodes on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills while considering another spot on CNN.  Their two minor children together, ages 6 and 9, have been settled into their new lives.  Each child reportedly has two full-time nannies.Continue reading “Kelsey, Camille, cocaine and custody: what is a judge to do?”

SNL Meets Mad Men – Who Says It Had to Hurt?

In a court order signed and finalized on May 13, 2011, Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss are divorced.  The couple met on the set of SNL in October 2008.  Moss was there with her AMC’s Mad Men co-star Jon Hamm, who was guest hosting. Moss, then 26, appeared in a few sketches for fun.  She andContinue reading “SNL Meets Mad Men – Who Says It Had to Hurt?”

What is it about divorce that frightens people?

Maria Shriver does not have to worry that a divorce will bankrupt her. She is probably not concerned about who will get custody of her children. She knows that she is capable of running her own successful career. Her children are no longer babies who need constant supervision. She must have known since January whenContinue reading “What is it about divorce that frightens people?”

Why Do the Mounting Allegations Against IMF Chief Remind us of Arnold and Maria?

 Item regarding IMF chief: Dominique Strauss-Kahn‘s reputation with women earned him the nickname “the great seducer,” and not even an affair with a subordinate could knock the International Monetary Fund leader off a political path pointed in the direction of the French presidency. All that changed with charges that he sexually assaulted a maid inContinue reading “Why Do the Mounting Allegations Against IMF Chief Remind us of Arnold and Maria?”

How Did Maria and Arnold Stay Together So Long?

While we are initially shocked by the announcement Monday night that Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger have been separate for a few months; “to work on their relationship,” the separation might not be what surprises us. Reports in TMZ.com allege that Maria had been trying to get to this point for at least the past twoContinue reading “How Did Maria and Arnold Stay Together So Long?”