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?”

Olivia Wilde is confirming my suspicions

Did you read my blog entry on March 21, 2011 entitled “Did Olivia Wilde have a starter marriage?” (In case you missed it, check out:  http://oberstlaw.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/did-olivia-wilde-have-a-%E2%80%9Cstarter-marriage%E2%80%9D/) This week Olivia Wilde appears on the cover of June’s Glamour magazine with a photo shoot and interview. The interview discusses her upcoming 7 movies in the next 2Continue reading “Olivia Wilde is confirming my suspicions”


Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller are officially divorced, having filed their papers Monday morning in theLos Angelescourthouse.  They initially separated in December 2009 after a highly publicized Christmas Day fight.   The terms of the divorce agreement were complicated throughout the process.  Sheen refused to pay alimony. There was a question of who would have custody of theirContinue reading “IS DENISE RICHARDS CHARLIE’S (GUARDIAN) ANGEL?”

What are the Differences Between LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian’s Divorces?

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian married in a private California home this week, in a surprise wedding.  They had invited guests to an engagement party and turned it into a small wedding. After the much-publicized beginning of their courtship, it is understandable that the couple would avoid fanfare for this wedding.  Both the bride andContinue reading “What are the Differences Between LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian’s Divorces?”

Why Can Roseanne Barr Re-Open Her Custody Arrangements?

Roseanne Barr’s third divorce was finalized in 2002. She and her former bodyguard Ben Thomas reached an agreement at that time which was intended to be completely confidential and remain sealed.  Since then Thomas disclosed parts of the agreement by making it and the discussions around it public.  In so doing, he breached the agreementContinue reading “Why Can Roseanne Barr Re-Open Her Custody Arrangements?”

How Does Eva Longoria’s Newest Press Circuit Help?

  Post divorce Eva Longoria is appearing on TV talk shows with David Letterman, Piers Morgan and Rachael Ray as well as in magazines like Allure discussing her emotional difficulties and challenges during and since her divorce from Tony Parker.  Is this celebrity gamesmanship, in which she gives herself more emotional damage by re-living theContinue reading “How Does Eva Longoria’s Newest Press Circuit Help?”

What factors might a judge consider in Elizabeth Hurley’s divorce?

Elizabeth Hurley has filed for divorce from her husband of four years, Arun Nayar.  She was worth 13 billion pounds or so, before they married, from her work as a model, actress, spokesperson and designer.  Hurley is also famous for her bad relationships.  She helped make Hugh Grant famous by staying at his side, asContinue reading “What factors might a judge consider in Elizabeth Hurley’s divorce?”

Tony Danza waits 4 years from Separation to Divorce. Why?

 According to papers filed on Danza’s behalf in the LA County Superior Court, Tony and Tracy Danza married in 1986 and separated in 2006, yet they waited until now to file for a divorce.  What could be some of the advantages of waiting this long?  *          Danza has three children.  His son from his first marriage,Continue reading “Tony Danza waits 4 years from Separation to Divorce. Why?”