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October 2014 Archives

Uma Thurman faces child custody lawsuit by ex fiancé

In a recent high-profile child custody scuffle, actress Uma Thurman has been sued by her ex fiancé Andrew Arpad Busson over the custody of the couple's only daughter who is two years old. Thurman and Busson, who is French and a financier by occupation, were engaged to be married. Last year the couple called off their marriage for unknown reasons.

What are the alternative dispute resolution methods for divorce?

Divorce mediation is considered as one of the more popular alternate dispute resolution options used by New York couples who want to end their marriages. Since a divorce can introduce unnecessary and avoidable stress and public attention to what can be considered a private matter, a divorce settled with mediation can reduce the inherent and costly problems of a litigated divorce proceeding.

Ways to discover hidden assets in a high net worth divorce

A high net worth divorce is not a rare event in New York. The most interesting aspect of any high asset divorce is the sheer quantity of assets involved, which is equitably divided between the divorcing spouses upon completion of the process of separation. However, sometimes it can be discovered by one spouse that the other party to the divorce has failed to fully disclose all assets during the legal process. In such situations, it is a relevant option to hire a professional to assist in conclusively proving that there are assets that were undisclosed by one spouse before the eyes of law.

New York judge allows serving child support papers via Facebook

Child support is often a complex issue. In a groundbreaking judgment in New York, a man obtained permission to serve a legal notice to his ex-wife through social media stating that he is unwilling to pay child support any further. In the court ruling, which came as a shock and surprise for social media users in New York and the rest of the United States, the man was given permission to serve his wife the legal notice via Facebook because, not knowing his ex-wife's address, he had no other way to serve them.

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