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May 21, 2019

Adele’s $180 Million Fortune On the Line in Divorce Case

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Adele The Latest Celebrity Looking at a Massive Divorce Settlement The hits keep coming for mega-rich celebrities and massive divorces. Headlining that list was Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who is said to be worth about $140 billion. The richest person in the world got hit hard with the largest divorce settlement in history. Another big name in the news cycle now is singer Adele, with her own massive fortune at stake.

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May 21, 2019

Following up on the Jeff Bezos Divorce: What Was The Outcome?

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The Most Expensive Divorce Settlement in History A few months ago, we outlined that Jeff Bezos, considered the wealthiest person in modern history, was facing a divorce. Considering his personal fortune and his claim as the richest man in the world, the divorce settlement which followed was lining up to be the largest on record as well. Now that the divorce has been finalized, what was the outcome?

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Feb 4, 2019

What Do The Latest Divorce Trends Have to Tell Us?

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Looking at Divorce News for Key Changing Issues Marriage and divorce are permanent ideals which never change. Right? Well, not so much. Certainly, you can look around and get an idea that today’s generation is waiting longer to get married than you did, and likely that you did longer than your parents did. But there’s more to it than that, and there are both interesting pieces of statistical evidence as well as other news and developments which show how marriage and divorce are evolving in 2019.

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Feb 4, 2019

Jeff Bezos & The Most Expensive Divorce in History

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What Happens When the World’s Richest Man Gets Divorced? Heavy is the head that wears the crown, as the saying goes. So it is that not long after Jeff Bezos was declared the richest person in the world, and the richest individual in modern history, that he’s now staring down what will likely be the most expensive divorce in history, as he and his wife MacKenzie Bezos announced their pending divorce in January.

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Feb 4, 2019

Dogs in Divorce: More States are Treating Pets as People not Property

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States are Passing Laws Regarding How to Handle Pets in Divorce Cases Two years ago, we shared news that Alaska became the first state to formally pass statutes regarding how to handle pets in divorce cases, requiring courts in the state to consider the wellbeing of the animal as opposed to simply viewing a dog as property to be divvied up between the two parties. They aren’t alone anymore, as at the start of 2019, a new law has gone into effect in the state of California as well.

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Nov 13, 2018

Marriage & Divorce Rates Are Both Down in the U.S.

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Analyzing the Latest Marriage & Divorce Statistics The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), a component of the CDC, updates all types of annual statistics on the way Americans are living their lives. One such important area is of course that of marriage, and correspondingly, divorce. The latest figures, which show the full annual totals from 2016, show that the marriage rate and the divorce rate in the country are both down.

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Nov 13, 2018

The Implications of Cryptocurrency in Divorce

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Cryptocurrency Divorce Adds a Modern Complication As cryptocurrencies, headlined by Bitcoin, moved from a niche financial product to one in the mainstream, they have also started to add new layers of complexity and complication to divorce proceedings. As a new and different type of financial asset, there are several important implications with cryptocurrency in divorce.

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Nov 13, 2018

Maryland Updates Mutual Consent Divorce Provisions

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Couples with Minor Children May Now Utilize Mutual Consent  Divorce in Maryland It’s been a few years since the Maryland General Assembly first passed a provision allowing for what it called mutual consent as a grounds for absolute divorce in the state. You can read all about mutual consent divorce in our original update on the subject. Now though there’s been an update, and the bill which passed this year adds provisions so that many more parties may now be able to use mutual consent if they so choose.

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Aug 3, 2018

Bitcoin & Divorce: What You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency in Divorce Cases

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Sorting Through the Complexity of Cryptocurrency as a Financial Asset in Divorce Financial concerns are always at or near the top of the list when a couple is going through a divorce. In the past, we’ve detailed the discovery process in divorce, and how one spouse is able to precisely track down what the other spouse is worth. However, throwing Bitcoin and divorce into the same discussion creates a new set of complexities.

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