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SC19123 - Parisi v. Parisi - [THE WORDING ON PAYMENT METHOD MATTERS] A matrimonial decision was issued today where the Court declined to hold a spouse in contempt for not complying with a (pre-nup) contract provision...more

Argument Report: The Constitutional Implications of Advance Payment Retainers and Divorce Claw-Back

Earlier this week, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Earlywine v. Earlywine. In a fascinating, albeit one-sided argument (there was no appearance for the appellee), the Justices actively debated a wide...more

Finding of Implied Waiver of Fees Contained in Marital Settlement Agreement Trumps Fee Claims

In Marriage of Guilardi, 2011 DJDAR 16245 (2011), the California Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District decided a fee petition related to so called pendente lite attorney fees. The fees were generated from the...more

Are You Being Sued by Midland Funding, LLC? Why You Should Fight Lawsuits by Debt Buying Companies.

If you are being sued by Midland Funding, LLC here in Arizona you are not alone. Recently I have seen an increase in the number of clients coming in with lawsuits by Midland Funding and other debt buyers. What is a debt...more

Boyfriend's Promises To Support Ex-Girlfriend After Break-up Are Not Binding

The promises of an executive to support his girlfriend if they ever broke up are unenforceable. The girlfriend is not entitled to “equitable distribution” of the assets acquired during the relationship. Justice Ellen...more

Girlfriend of Married Man Pays for Alienation of Affection

“A spurned wife in North Carolina has made her husband’s mistress pay for ruining their marriage — literally — by suing her successfully for $9 million.” In most states, including New York, the adulterous lovers of married...more

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