While the issues that bring relationships to a close may be eternal, the process of getting a divorce does change, somewhat, over time. Fundamental changes to divorce law are rare, but we do see changes in the process of how the parties come to resolve the fundamental issues of divorce and post-divorce parenting.
Maintaining privacy is a particular challenge in high-profile divorce cases involving celebrities and public figures. Keeping media attention to a minimum and guarding the client's private information, such as the contents of the divorce agreement should always be high-priority. Unfortunately for Charlie Sheen, his recent divorce has been an ongoing hot topic in the media, and details from his divorce agreement have been divulged to the press.
The ramifications of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme are rippling through all parts of the legal system, including divorce and family law, as a recent high-asset divorce case on appeal in New York demonstrates. In this case, a couple who divorced in 2006 divided their assets through a divorce settlement agreement. Later, they found out that their largest marital asset, a Madoff investment account, was not worth the $5.6 million they believed at the time of the divorce. It was worth nothing.
The divorce of Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods was finalized by a Florida court on August 23, 2010, but details of the high-asset divorce settlement were just released by the website RadarOnline.com. Nordegren apparently received $110 million in the settlement agreement and the couple agreed to a shared parenting plan for their two children.
Not many people would consider a divorce an inspiring event. Yet that was the inspiration behind John Logan's innovative new company, WedLock. Logan, 53, came up with the idea for divorce insurance after going through his own costly split. "I got divorced several years ago and it was world class ugly," he said.
On February 15, R&B singer Christina Milian and her husband signed a divorce settlement agreement. On February 26, she gave birth to their daughter. On July 16, Milian filed papers on Fulton County family court to have the divorce settlement agreement she signed thrown out. Essentially, Milian claims that she was emotionally coerced into to signing the agreement "only a few days before she delivered the parties' child."
According to a recent report released by New York Daily News on Saturday, Elin Nordegren, the wife of embattled golf star Tiger Woods, is seeking a $750 million settlement in their high-asset divorce case. Furthermore, Nordegren has abandoned her bid for joint child custody and is now seeking sole guardianship of the couple's children, daughter Sam, 3, and son Charlie, 15 months. This marks a drastic change from a few weeks ago when the couple agreed to work out an international dual-custody agreement for their children.