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

Tiger Woods – Throw that Prenuptial Agreement Away!

December 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Prenups

by Laurie Israel.   I’ve been hearing the sorry tale of Tiger Woods’ alleged deficits as a faithful husband to his beautiful Swedish wife, Elin Nordegren.  It is just a more publicized and extreme version of what I see in my law practice where I spend my days as a divorce lawyer.  In youthful marriages (Tiger is 33, Elin is 29, and have been married for 5 years), the pledge of fidelity is often a difficult one to maintain.

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