Laurie Israel

Are California Divorce Laws Bad for Marital Health?

February 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Divorce

Published in Huffington Post, 2/10/11.

In the US, every state has a different set of divorce laws about distributing assets between ex-husband and ex-wife.  So if you get divorced in California you may end up with a very different financial settlement than if you had divorced in Massachusetts.

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Laurie Israel

Batting Zero: Did the McCourt Postnup Destroy Their Marriage?

December 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Prenups

As published on the Huffington Post, divorce section, 12/23/10.

If you don’t follow baseball news, the McCourt case is the epic divorce battle for ownership of the $800 million Los Angeles Dodgers after a 30 year marriage. After wading through the 100 page court opinion of the case*, I’ve come to some surprising conclusions about postnuptial agreements. The key point is that Frank and Jamie McCourt signed a postnuptial agreement in 2004 which was found to be invalid.s-MCCOURTS-mini[1]

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