Retirement


Officially I retire tomorrow on 30th June but with accrued holiday my last day in the office was actually on the 18th. I am now weaning myself off the routine and anxieties of working life.

However, blogging will continue. Whilst it may have served as a form of alternative therapy for the busy divorce lawyer, I think it may now be viewed as an opportunity for creative writing. Oh, okay, maybe the truth is that after a lifetime of divorce I just can’t really let go!



A Wedding


I attended the wedding of an extended family member today.

It was what commentators describe as a thoroughly classical wedding with the traditional bridal gown, the church, the rings, the tiered cake, the breakfast, the speeches and of course, one now assumes, a pre-nup!


Kefalonian Idyll



Last week I travelled to Kefalonia on holiday. It is a beautiful destination; very peaceful and quiet.

It's been at least 10 years since I visited Greece and I was pleased to see little had changed. Indeed, although we stayed in a modern villa, it still connected by tiny drainage pipes to the cesspit.

With so many things causing strife between couples I do wonder if this could be another. Certainly it wasn't to Outdoor Man's liking.

Now in all my years of practice I have never had anyone claim as grounds for divorce the size of their drainage pipes. Are things different in Greece?

Do arguments rage over blockages and who gets the drainage rods out next? Is there a shortage of plumbers when you really need one? Alternatively is it a case of shut up and put up? Or is there perhaps a collaborative solution where lateral thinking gets everyone petitioning for a change in pipe sizes rather than for divorce?



Do You Want Control Over Your Divorce?

We received an email this week from a medical doctor who is married to another medical doctor. They have two children. One of them teaches at a university; the other has and owns an established medical practice. They are so worried about lawyers taking control of their divorce, or as the wife put it, “dragging […]

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Katie Couric Marries in the Hamptons

The Men’s Divorce Law Firm congratulates Katie Couric who married financier John Molner in East Hampton, New York on Saturday, June 21st! Stephanie Webber reports for Us Weekly.

“So excited to make my debut as Mrs. John Molner!” Couric tweeted shortly after saying “I do.”

The couple were feted by close family and friends for an intimate ceremony, which was held at their home. The blushing bride wore an ivory crystal beaded and embroidered Chantilly lace halter gown designed by Carmen Marc Valvo.

Couric’s daughter’s Ellie, 22, and Carrie, 17, were in attendance as well as Molner’s children Allie and Henry. The groom’s nieces and nephews were ring bearers and flower girls for the special occasion.

The veteran television journalist, 57, got engaged to financier Molner, 51, in September 2013 after nearly two years of dating, and shared a glimpse of her new engagement ring for the first time while attending the US Open that month in New York. In January, Couric revealed her summer wedding plans while celebrating Howard Stern’s 60th birthday party in NYC.

This is the second marriage for both Couric and Molner. Her first husband, Jay Monahan, died in 1998 of colon cancer; the pair had daughters Ellie and Carrie. Molner is divorced from his first wife, Jane.

Orlando family lawyer Jeffrey Feulner was privileged to meet Couric while she promoted her show “Katie” in 2012. Attorney Feulner, who is a men’s rights attorney, was happy to hear Couric say that single fathers should be praised for their efforts just as single mothers are.

If you are a single dad with questions about father’s rights, paternity, child custody or child support, please contact the Men’s Divorce Law Firm today.

Three Settlements that Speak Volumes About Springfield Collaborative Divorce and Collaborative Law Proceedings

Last week three of our clients signed their separation agreements and property settlements after intense but successful collaborative law proceedings. Each had their own unique challenges. Client #1 In the first case, the husband was returning to his native country of Norway. The wife had her own career and was financially independent. There were no […]

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Imagine a Peaceful Approach to Conflict Resolution

Imagine a peaceful approach to resolving disagreements between a husband and wife who are happily married — not so hard to imagine. Now imagine a peaceful approach to resolving disagreements between a husband and a wife who are getting divorced. That’s exactly what Stu Webb, a family-law attorney in Minnesota, did twenty years ago. Back […]

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Summertime Share

Just a quick heads-up about a casting call for new show about single parents and their teenage kids called “Summertime Share”. It’s a documentary in which single parents and their teen are whisked away for the ultimate summer vacation, meeting new people and making new friends together. If you’re interested, you can get more information at www.summertimecasting.com.
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