The many stresses of COVID push some New York marriages over the edge

Why Brad Pitt Will Likely Get His Kids‘Overnight For The Holidays’ AmidCustody Battle

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s Kids LikelyWon’t Take The Stand In Custody Battle

The many stresses of COVID push some New York marriages over the edge

The longer the vaccine takes to get here, the more her phone keeps ringing. And here was another viral tragedy on the line. “The husband used to go to the office every day,” Manhattan divorce lawyer Dana Stutman was saying at the end of another busy week. “The wife was home with the children, who […]

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s Kids LikelyWon’t Take The Stand In Custody Battle

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will both call numerous witnesses in their upcoming custody trial, but their kids will likely be kept off the stand. Here’s why. It’s been four years since Angelina Jolie, 45, filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, 56, and their custody battle still isn’t settled. The former couple is set to face off […]

How Are Parents Supposed to Deal With Joint Custody Right Now?

Life under COVID-19 house arrest has its obvious logistical challenges for all families. An unprecedented wave of job losses means less money for food and rent in many households, as well as a loss of health insurance right at the moment when a global sickness descends. Child-care help has become a vague and distant memory. […]

Experts Say These 17 Subtle Signs May Mean a Marriage Won’t Last

Some couples can pinpoint the exact moment they knew they were going to get divorced. Others truly believed they were happily married until the very moment they signed their papers. While major compatibility issues or infidelity can be obvious signs that a marriage won’t last forever, experts stress the important of paying attention to the […]

Don’t Let The Wrong State Get Between You and Your Assets

Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress who created the successful lifestyle brand Goop, said last summer that she and her new husband, Brad Falchuk, were living apart, on purpose. Although recently married, they had opted to maintain separate homes. The practice, known as living apart together, dates at least to the 18th century, both among avant-garde artists […]

Research Shows Women Are More Likely to Get a Divorce After a Promotion

This Valentine’s Day may have passed without much fanfare for many recently promoted, married women. According to recent research co-authored by Johanna Rickne, a professor at Stockholm University, women who received big promotions were more likely to get divorced. Dr. Rickne’s research examined men and women employed by private businesses with 100 employees or more […]

Two Divorce Lawyers Take Their Work Home

Because marriage is an ever-evolving experience, we constantly shift, change and, in some cases, start over. In It’s No Secret, couples share thoughts about commitment and tell us what they have learned, revealing their secret to making it work. (Answers are edited for context and space.) Who Dana Stutman, 54, and Michael Stutman, 65. Occupations […]

Divorce Lawyer Shares Advice on How to Cope With a Breakup

Matrimonial attorneys across the nation have prepared for this January, when divorce filings peak. Unofficially dubbed “divorce month” in legal circles nationwide, there’s a variety of reasons why couples have historically chosen to separate after the holidays — and a number of ways for clients to cope. The phrase “divorce month” became so prevalent in […]

17 Things Divorce Experts Wish You Knew Before You Got Married

Obviously, nobody wants to think about divorce when they’re getting married. The good news is: The divorce rate is going down, and there’s a good shot your marriage will make it. But, the reality is, there are never any guarantees in life — and, as with all things, it never hurts to be prepared. Divorce […]

Should You Merge Your Finances With Your Partner’s?

You’ve finally found the one, and now you have to figure out what to do about your finances. If happy couples on Instagram are any indication, you just mash every part of your life together and live happily ever after. And that mashing includes your money.  It’s what you’re supposed to do, right? You’re in […]

There’s Been a 62% Spike in People Getting Prenups and Experts Say It’s Driven by Millennials

Although, fewer millennials on average own houses than in previous generations, millennial couples may still have significant assets they want to protect going into a marriage. The Pew Research Center argues that millennials may be more cautious about protecting their finances upon getting married due to the turbulent economy millennials experienced when they entered the workforce […]

40 Things Successful Individuals Wish They Could Tell Their Younger Self

Don’t leave vacation days unused “Ever since I decided to be a lawyer, I pursued that goal with total dedication. But looking back on it, I wish I had given myself a bit of a break. I would tell my younger self to not worry so much about climbing the professional ladder so fast. As […]