I am not particularly interested in the Jolie/Pitt divorce from a celebrity standpoint, but as a divorce attorney the ups and downs and drama is something that I see with some of my own clients, just on a much larger (and far more expensive) scale. Interestingly enough, the resolutions are not all that different than what I would have predicted with my own clients, which shows that people are all basically the same, even if they play superheroes in movies and have billions of dollars and perfect bodies.
This is a reprint from a NY Times article by Paul Sullivan in the "Weath Matters" column on July 27, 2018:
People thinking about a divorce don't always get the best guidance from others when they are starting on their journey. Well meaning friends, family members and unscrupulous attorneys may mislead you without even meaning to. So here are some important things to think about if you are thinking about going down this path:
Looming End of Alimony Write Off has Divorce Lawyers Telling Clients to Act Fast
A reprint of an article by Taylor Pittman for Huffington Post.
Most everyone probably has heard that an uncontested divorce can save people a ton of time, money and aggravation, so it is usually the goal of at least one of the parties to the divorce. Because of that, many people call me and tell me that they need to hire me to do a non-contested divorce. And then they tell me their situation...
The manner in which children will handle the news of their parents' divorce is different for every Missouri family. Some kids will take these changes in stride, while others may struggle to come to terms with the new structure of the family. A recent article suggests that for some kids, divorce and child custody changes result in the experience of a form of grief. The following outline could help parents know what to expect in the weeks and months following the announcement of a divorce.