Articles Posted in Divorce Cases in the News

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One of the positive evolutions in the field of family law is the increase of alternate dispute resolution means and their utilization for resolving a divorce case. Many of these means may allow for spouses to work in a more collaborative and less adversarial fashion toward achieving closure and moving forward productively. Engaging a mature and non-adversarial process may be particularly important and beneficial if there are young children from the marriage.

Sometimes, one may read about Hollywood celebrities who have made this commitment to work together for the benefit of their child/children. According to a People report, the divorce of acting stars Chris Pratt and Anna Faris is one example of this type of effort toward collaboration. It is important to remember, however, that, no matter how cooperative each of you seeks to be and how amicable your relationship is (even after the breakdown of the marriage), there are certain legal requirements that your divorce documents must satisfy. To make sure that your amicable divorce is not slowed down by procedural or legal errors, as well to ensure that your rights are properly protected, always make sure you have consulted an experienced South Florida family law attorney.

According to the People report, Pratt and Faris, who share a 6-year-old son, separated in August 2017. For the benefit of the son, the parents worked to achieve a divorce arrangement and post-divorce living situation in their home state of California that was geared toward being “unusually tension-free.”

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Recently, ET Online broke the news that former Playboy model and reality television star Holly Madison and her husband were divorcing after five years of marriage. While the couple, who are parents of two children, will have to work through some issues within the divorce litigation (such as parental responsibility, timesharing and a parenting plan), other issues are already resolved. That’s because the couple created a prenuptial agreement back in 2013. When properly negotiated, written and executed, a prenuptial agreement can be a very helpful part of the pre-marriage process. A prenuptial agreement can give both spouses the peace of mind that, if something should go wrong, issues like alimony and division of some or all assets have already been decided at a time when there was less stress and potentially less acrimony.  Whether you are seeking to create a prenuptial agreement or are facing divorce litigation, make sure you have the legal representation you need by hiring an experienced South Florida divorce attorney.

Madison is arguably best known to the public for her time as a star of E! reality TV show, The Girls Next Door, while Rotella is a highly successful promoter of electronic dance music concerts (or “raves”). The couple met in 2011 and married in 2013. They have two children, a five-year-old daughter and a two-year-old son.

Reports of the divorce from Radar Online indicated that the husband’s petition asked the court to award the couple joint custody of the two children. Several other aspects of the couple’s Nevada divorce were resolved before any divorce filing was begun. Just days before the couple’s September wedding at Disneyland, the pair signed a prenuptial agreement. Madison and Rotella’s agreement apparently stated that each spouse would keep her/his separate assets and debts as her/his own, and the agreement also stated that neither spouse was entitled to receive alimony from the other one, according to the Radar Online report.

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There can be a lot that can be learned from the family law cases of celebrities. Take the divorce litigation of hip-hop and reality TV stars T.I. and Tiny. The pair’s divorce case has been pending since late 2016. Now, the celebrity news site Bossip reported that Tiny has hit “pause” on the advancement of the divorce case and that rumors “have swirled that the exes…were planning to renew their vows.” So can you pause your divorce case in Florida, and, if so, how? For answers to important questions like these and others, make sure to consult a knowledgeable Miami divorce attorney about your situation.

Some may know T.I. as the hip-hop artist involved in such hit songs as “Whatever You Like,” “Live Your Life,” “Dead and Gone,” and “Blurred Lines,” and they may know his wife, Tiny, as a member of the R&B vocal group XSCAP3. Others may know the couple for their successful reality TV series, T.I. and Tiny:  The Family Hustle. In December 2016, though, the pair of hip-hop entrepreneurs made news for a more personal reason, when Tiny filed for divorce. Nearly a year and one-half later, the case is still pending in the trial court. Recently, Tiny filed court papers that would further delay the advancement of the case.

The latest development in the star couple’s divorce, which is not taking place in the Florida courts, was the filing of a “leave of absence,” which brought a stop to the proceeding. It was the second time that had happened in the pair’s case.

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Whether you have a marital estate with many high-dollar assets or your marital wealth is of more modest size, the equitable distribution of your assets can be a complex process. This part of your Florida divorce can be even more complicated when you have an asset that is significantly more valuable than any others and is also something that you do plan to sell during the divorce process. Any divorce can be challenging when it comes to the distribution of marital assets. To make sure that you get a fair portion of the assets, make sure to secure representation from a knowledgeable Miami divorce attorney.

Based upon information in a recent Miami Herald report, the divorce case of famed politician Rudy Giuliani could be this type of case. Giuliani and his third wife, Judith, married in 2003, with Judith recently filing for divorce. While the wife filed her divorce petition in Manhattan, and the case will likely go forward in New York, the divorce action has close legal ties to South Florida.

The spouses own a pair of high-dollar properties in Palm Beach. While both condos are highly valued, there is a significant difference between the values of the two properties. The Herald reported that the smaller of the two condos is worth about $600,000, while the larger one is valued at roughly $3.3 million.