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December 2013 Archives

Divorce for 'Lov Gov' Eliot Spitzer

When the news broke that former New York governor Eliot Spitzer was resigning from office because of his penchant for prostitutes, the media frenzy was on. While it might have subsided in the past few years, the news that Spitzer and his wife are divorcing will likely fuel that media fire again.

Student loan debt and property division during divorce

When most people think about divorce, they think of having to divide assets. In some divorces, it is also necessary to divide significant debts. Just as not all assets are created equally, not all debts are created equally when it comes to a divorce. Residents of Arlington might wonder how student loan debt would be divided up during a divorce. The short answer to that question is "it depends."

Divorce not simple for homosexual couples

Texans who have been monitoring the gay rights movement in the United States might have noticed that the most recent issue is the inability to get a divorce or marry in every state. While federal law has stated that there is no reason homosexual couples can't marry, it is still only recognized on a state-by-state basis, and in some cases, even a judge-by-judge basis. The problem with this is that now, some couples have been married but are unable to get a recognized divorce after they have moved to different states or areas. In addition, when problems like child custody and property division come up, the results aren't always fair.

Murdoch divorce one of the most expensive in world

Texans who follow the career of Rupert Murdoch may be interested in his latest divorce. In 1999, his divorce from his ex-wife was thought to be one of the most expensive in the entire world, settling around an estimated 1.7 billion. Now, he has divorced for a third time from his wife of 14 years.

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