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Update: Schwarzenegger, Shriver High-Asset Divorce Settlement

Hundreds of millions of dollars at stake in a marriage dissolution certainly qualifies as a high-asset divorce, and the details of the notably high-profile and pricey dissolution of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger are beginning to emerge.

Baby Boomers: Divorce Trends, Distinct Attitudes, Social Change

Baby boomers are readily associated with many things, including the post-WWII prosperity of the 1950s, the social and political dislocations of the 1960s and their now immediate relevance as a large and aging group to debates concerning Social Security retirement and entitlement programs.

MD's View on Child Obesity and Custody Draws Strong Reactions

When Georgia courts look at the best interests of the child in child custody matters, they consider a number of factors that collectively influence their judgment. Those include identifying who is the primary caregiver; issues concerning parenting fitness; evidence of any abuse in the home; the preference of the child; where the parents live; opportunities for visitation; and a number of other matters.

Male Unemployment: "Double-Whammy" for Dads, Divorce Predictor

Gender roles in marriage have apparently not evolved equally, according to researchers involved in multiple studies that examine unemployment and its role in divorce.

Changing Demographics: Fathers' Rights, Parenting and Custody

In a prior blog post (May 5), we discussed the variance that researchers in multiple studies found between what people perceived as standard child custody outcomes and what they would do if they could decide the issue. Most people believe quite strongly that courts favor mothers over fathers and routinely award custody to the former, and that this is often wrong. Study respondents would, in most cases, award equal custody to both parents.

Child Support Suit Filed in Fulton County against NFL Star

An interesting website called Salary Money that lets people compute and examine their salary in real time from different perspectives specializes in providing some eye-opening details about the money that celebrities -- especially sports stars -- make.

Divorce Settlement Lesson: Draft Carefully, Know Consequences

When a wealthy estate is at issue in a high-asset divorce, it pays -- literally -- to have a family law attorney with a deep well of experience in property division matters draft well-considered and carefully written divorce settlement documents.

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