Judge Rules Against Oil Tycoon In Divorce Case
Michael Prest is an oil tycoon who recently divorced from his wife of 10 years. He and his wife have been working out the details of the settlement since 2011. The top court in the UK just ruled against Prest, ordering him to turn over 7 of his properties as part of the settlement.
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Read more from Yahoo! News:
Britain’s top court on Wednesday handed an oil tycoon a costly setback in a divorce case, ruling he must give his ex-wife assets held by companies he owns.
In a case with significant implications for wealthy divorcing couples, the Supreme Court ruled that Nigeria-born Michael Prest should surrender seven properties to his English former wife, Yasmin.
Alison Hawes, a specialist family lawyer at law firm Irwin Mitchell, said the ruling meant “that business people cannot deliberately ‘hide’ their assets in businesses and corporate structures to protect them in future in the event of a divorce.” Continue reading…
Divorce Lawyer Questioned About Her Marital Status
A divorce lawyer was recently asked if she had ever been divorced. When she said she had not, the person asking seemed displeased. Apparently she thought in order to understand divorce you have to have gone through one yourself. But this logic doesn’t hold when it comes to any other type of law practice: would you want a lawyer who had committed murder, for instance?
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Read more from The Huffington Post:
“Have you ever been divorced?” The other day, I was speaking at a seminar geared toward women contemplating divorce. Right at the beginning of the presentation, one of the women attending raised her hand and asked me this question. No, I told her. She smiled and shook her head.
Interestingly, in all the time I’ve been practicing, I can’t recall being asked this. It might come out later, in conversations with a client I know well, that I’ve been married to the same person for a long time, but I don’t think I’ve ever been questioned about my own divorce status as something relevant to my ability to represent the client as, essentially, a professional qualification. However, many clients who consult me about custody issues do ask right up front if I have children, and are visibly pleased when I tell them I do. Continue reading…
Tiger Woods’ Former Mistress Getting Divorced
Rachel Uchitel first got national attention when the news about Tiger Woods’ infidelity broke. After that, she married football Matt Hahn in Las Vegas. The couple has announced that they are getting divorced after two years of marriage.
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Read more from The Los Angeles Times:
Rachel Uchitel’s Las Vegas wedding may have been under the radar, but her divorce is making some headlines.
The woman who first gained fame as Tiger Woods’ mistress “is ending her marriage of less than two years to insurance executive and former Penn State fullback Matt Hahn,” a rep for the “Celebrity Rehab” alum said.
“It is Ms. Uchitel’s goal to resolve this action amicably, quickly and quietly and not in the media,” he added. And that’s it: No further details coming from Team Uchitel at this time. Continue reading…
Older Americans Accepting Divorce
Divorce rates have been going down throughout the country, and couples are much more likely to make it to their 10 year anniversary. But at the same time, Americans’ attitudes about the acceptability of divorce are improving. In fact, almost 70% of Americans over the age of 55 believe divorce is morally okay.
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Read more from annarbor.com:
Divorce rates have been climbing for decades, but lately there’s been a slowdown in divorces. More couples are likely to reach their 10th wedding anniversary than they used to, according to the U.S. Census. At the same time, attitudes about the moral acceptability of divorce are changing.
What do older Americans feel about the acceptability of marital dissolutions?
Almost seven of 10 Americans (69 percent) ages 55 and older now say that divorce is morally okay, according to a just-released Gallup study. This puts older Americans on par with younger Americans. Sixty-eight percent Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 agree with older Americans, and 66 percent of middle aged Americans (ages 35-54) also say that divorce is morally acceptable. Continue reading…