Divorcing De Niro

“Taxi Driver” star, Robert De Niro, is worth over half a billion dollars, according to an attorney.  A hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court revealed that De Niro and his estranged wife, Hightower, are fighting over the interpretation of a 2004 pre-nuptial agreement signed after a previous divorce. De Niro’s attorney...

Zoning Laws and the Nuclear Family

It looks like zoning laws are deciding the meaning of ‘family’. Formal family zoning affects the millions of Americans who exist outside of the ‘nuclear family’ model. Laura Rozza and Simon DeSantis found a house on Scarborough Street within their price range.  They purchased the home in July, 2012. However,...

The Wendy Williams Divorce: A Managerial Matter

They say you shouldn’t mix your personal life with your professional one.. And if you learn anything from William’s mistake, it’s ‘Don’t just rely on your team’. Wendy Williams split from her manager, Kevin Hunter. She filed in April. According to Williams, Hunter used to keep information about negotiations until...

The Kondo Effect

Divorce is getting a clean-up.  Divorced couples are choosing to keep communication channels open. Divorced spouses are finding that there's no need for opposition just because you don’t want to be together.  We all laughed, in 2014, when Gwyneth Paltrow announced her decision to ‘consciously uncouple’ from her then-husband, Chris...

Divorce Warfare

We all know that divorce can be a tedious and painful process. But who would have thought that the divorce process could feel like a form of abuse? Elaine Rigas divorced from her husband, who she says was abusive. During the divorce, her lawyers attempted to force her to pay...

Keyboard Divorces

There's a new way to untie the knot. People are always looking for fast and easy options to part ways with their spouse. They're taking to the online realm to settle their divorce issues.  Celebrity divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser, created ‘It’s Over Easy’, a site designed to simplify the divorce process....

Public School Sex Ed Shake-Up

Sacramento has revamped its sex-ed rules for public schools. The old ‘birds and the bees’ talk has been updated for modern school kids. Teachers are asked to talk about gender identity with very young kids and talk to LGBT teens about relationships and safe sex.  LGBT advocates are pleased with...

Modern American Families & Citizenship Laws

James Derek Mize and his husband, Jonathan Gregg, are Americans. The state department, however, says their daughter is not. This is due to her birth to a surrogate, with a donor egg and sperm from her British born father. Because of this, she did not qualify for citizenship when she...

A New Digital Privacy Law

A new data privacy law was passed in California last year. Privacy activists are campaigning against the new law. They eventually negotiated with legislators and business lobbyists to avoid a ballot action that could have resulted in a stricter law. According to the new law, consumers have the right to...

Millenial Divorce Trend

Young couples have a different perspective on marriage than baby boomers. They’re marrying later and for longer. Baby boomers are a generation characterised by a tendency to marry young, before continuing to alternate between getting married, and unmarried. Millennials and Generation X are more selective about their partner of choice....