Thursday, August 7, 2008

Adultery and the No Fault State

It looks like A Rod is going to be yet another Florida philanderer who will not pay a financial penalty to his wife for his cheating ways. I've written many other times about the no fault state policies, but the following article is about how you are never compensated for being married to a man or woman who cheats.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Photo Rights

Greg Norman's ex-wife is asking the courts here in Florida to enter an order demanding that Mr. Norman turn over all documents which pertain to monies that he received from the sale of the photos from his wedding to Chris Evert. While I am sure that any monies he received are non-marital in nature, what I'm not sure about is whether Norman's ex-wife is entitled to that information. Norman's lawyer seems to think that its harassment and an invasion of his privacy, but is he right? The much publicized divorce between Norman and his wife made his marriage to Chris Evert much more news worthy. Therefore, perhaps the ex-wife has a right to the information and possibly a civil suit against the Great White Shark in order to receive some of the proceeds from the sale of the photos. I think its a long shot and also believe that sometimes people fight for the sake of fighting even when there are no merits to their claims, it'll be interesting to hear how a Judge will rule on this issue and whether Norman's ex-wife seeks any type of financial payout for the information she receives.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Bad Economy Keeping Families Together?

You always hear that money and finances is a major reason why couples get a divorce. Well it appears that the current bad economy and the terribly housing market is actually keeping couples together. Divorce is without question expensive, and with filing fees going up around the state, a couple can pay over a $1,000.00 in filing fees and court costs before they ever get to a judge or mediation. The average contested divorce that does not go to trial and settles at mediation can easily cost $10,000.00 in attorneys fees, mediation fees and court costs. With no money to save a home from foreclosure, it is understandable that some couples will stay together because they can't afford the financial cost of a divorce. The question then becomes whether or not the financial decision to stay together is the right emotional decision. The following article discusses the dropping divorce rate in Southern Florida and what impact the current economy has on that statistic:,2933,381981,00.html