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Between Marriages

Although the international situation is desperate as usual, divorce is in the news again today. CARMEN ELECTRA, former “Baywatch” star and DAVE NAVARRO, former guitarist with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, are amicably separating after their 2003 wedding on MTV’s “Til Death Do Us Part”. PAUL MCCARTNEY has hired divorce lawyer Fiona Shackleton to handle […]

Burning Down the House

Dr. Nicholas Bartha, 66, of New York recently sent an email to his ex-wife wife saying: “When you read this … your life will change forever. You deserve it. You will be transformed from gold digger to ash and rubbish digger. You always wanted me to sell the house. I always told you I will […]

Cads, Cheaters, Bounders and No-Good Run Arounders

Todd Hollis of Pittsburgh is suing Tasha Josephs for defamation after several women posted comments about him on a website called Dontdatehimgirl.com according to this article on Wired News. Hollis, an attorney himself, says the website does not have safeguards to ensure the truthfulness of the items posted. Josephs says it is a cost-effective weapon […]

A Kid’s Guide to Divorce

Here’s a website call A Kid’s Guide to Divorce that explains divorce in helpful language from a child’s point of view. Divorce can be a scary thing to grownups so imagine how children feel about it. They are filled with feelings of fear, guilt and anxiety. There are sections titled “Kids Can’t Cause a Divorce!” […]

Anna Nicole Smith Wins in US Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Anna Nicole Smith in her law suit to try to collect 88 million dollars from the estate of her late husband. This was not a final ruling on the merits. Smith, former Playmate of the Year and topless dancer, married Texas oil billionaire, J. Howard Smith […]

Denise Richards vs. Charlie Sheen Divorce Battle

Denise Richards, 35, has obtained a Protective Order against Charlie Sheen, 40. Her 17 page affidavit, filed in their divorce and custody battle, has been published on the Internet. If you don’t want to read it, here is the summary: drugs, gambling, hookers, abuse and porn. Sheen replies, “I deeply regret her response to my […]

In Divorce Timing Is Everything

I was thinking about timing today. It makes a difference which side of the equation you are on. If only one spouse is making money then half of the mortgage principle payments, savings, investments and pension plan contributions may go to the other spouse until the separation agreement or divorce. So you can see how […]

The Walk Away Wife Syndrome

After you have been a divorce lawyer for as long as I have, 30 years or so, you begin to see some patterns in your cases. One is the Walk Away Wife Syndrome. There will be about a million divorces this year. And the majority of them will be filed by women. Men and women handle […]

Welcome to Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

James. J Gross is the co-author of the e-book How to File For Divorce in Maryland, available for download today on DivorceNet.Com for $19.95. He is also the author or co-author of the following books which are available at Amazon.com: Fathers’ Rights: The Best Interest of Your Child Includes You File for Divorce in Maryland, […]