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Orthodox Judaism and Divorce

The unique circumstances of Jewish law as interpreted by those who practice Orthodox Judaism can make divorce an extremely difficult predicament for women in the religion. For starters, only the husband can grant a divorce with a document called a “get.” While a woman can still seek a legal divorce, without the “get” she is…

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3 Ways to Financially Prepare for Divorce When Emotions are High

Divorce is a highly emotional time and when you are going through such a trying life event, practical matters may be far from your mind. But despite the emotional toll, it is important that you consider financial matters – if not for yourself, for the well-being of your loved ones. You will get through this…

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Bitcoin and Divorce: Declaring your Digital Currency

Bitcoin has become a buzzword recently, more well-known to some than others, but unless you live under a rock that does not get WiFi, you have surely at the very least heard the term tossed around. For those less informed on the emerging value system, Bitcoin is a digital currency used as a peer-to-peer payment…

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Divorce and Fertility: Putting your Eggs in One Basket

Deciding to end a marriage is never easy. After investing so much of your life to one person, it can be incredibly daunting to think about starting over.  For women in their late thirties or forties whose marital investment included the potential of starting a family, divorce can pose an even more complex challenge. While…

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UK Supreme Court Pierces the Corporate Veil in Landmark Ruling

This week, in a landmark decision by UK’s Supreme Court, the ex-wife of a Nigerian oil tycoon won a potentially game-changing divorce settlement.  It was argued that Michael Prest tried to conceal assets from his wife by hiding property in an offshore company. The decision to uphold an appeal by Prest’s wife was unanimous – with…

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Hollywood Divorce Sparks $10 Million Battle

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher have been tabloid fodder for years now, and yet it seems they are still making waves in the media, this time for their forthcoming divorce.  While Moore and Kutcher first announced their split in 2011, they are not yet divorced. Their divorce filing cited “irreconcilable differences” and Moore was originally…

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