February 18

For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage – How will this effect Family Law litigation?

For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage – How will this effect Family Law litigation?

The New York Times has an excellent article about the recent shift in the age and socioeconomic class of new mothers.  Read it here. In the coming years, it will be interesting to see how these statistical changes play out in the legal system.  It is very likely that an increase in single mothers will.

January 26

Vanessa Bryant Receives 3 Homes from Kobe in Divorce – So Far

Vanessa Bryant Receives 3 Homes from Kobe in Divorce – So Far

According to the LA Times, Vanessa Bryant has already received 3 homes as part of the distribution of the marital property in her divorce from NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant. The houses, all located in Newport Beach, California, are reportedly worth an approximate 18.8 million dollars.

January 2

Wife Cheated in the 1940s, Husband Now Seeks Divorce

Wife Cheated in the 1940s, Husband Now Seeks Divorce

According to a British newspaper, after a 99 year old Italian man recently discovered that his 96 year old wife had an affair in the 1940s, he is now seeking a divorce.  During their 77 year marriage, the couple had five children, twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild.   It is believed that they will be.

December 28

Kris Humphries Seeks Annulment – Why Not Divorce?

Kris Humphries Seeks Annulment – Why Not Divorce?

In response to the divorce petition filed by Kim Kardashian, on December 1, 2011, the lawyer for Kris Humphries filed his response and included a request for a declaration of “nullity of marriage” or what is commonly known as an annulment. Humphries’ filing, in the Superior Court of California, claims that Kim Kardashian fraudulently induced him to marry her. Many people have asked:

What is the legal difference between a divorce and an annulment; and
Why would Humphries seek an annulment as opposed to simply seeking a divorce.

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