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Texas Lawyers Fight Divorce-by-Form

State Supreme Court insists on making divorce process cheaper, easier

(Newser) - Divorce lawyers in Texas regularly charge $100 or more an hour, and the state Supreme Court wants to give couples looking to end their marriages a cheaper option: fill-in-the-blanks forms, made easy enough that they often eliminate the need for lawyers entirely. Unsurprisingly, Texas lawyers are fighting the move, reports... More »

Hate Your Spouse? Call This Guy

Steve Miller might be the world's most honest divorce lawyer

(Newser) - Steve Miller is not a lawyer who pulls punches. In his ad for Florida law firm DivorceEZ , which has been around for a while but just went viral on YouTube , Miller promises to help you get rid of “that vermin you call a spouse.” His law firm will... More »

Paris Divorce Fair Thrives on Breakups

Get legal advice and plastic surgery for life's next phase

(Newser) - The annual Paris Marriage Fair has spawned a modern offspring—a Divorce Fair. “Divorce has lost its stigma,” says its organizer; nearly 50% of French marriages, including two of Nicolas Sarkozy's, don't last. Booths at the fair offered services from divorce lawyers, tarot card readers, self-esteem coaches, and... More »

Arquette Calls It Quits With Hubby Jane

Actor hires celeb divorce lawyer who repped Britney

(Newser) - Patricia Arquette has cited “irreconcilable differences" and filed for divorce from actor Thomas Jane, TMZ reports. The couple of 2 years has no prenup and a 5-year-old daughter, so Arquette will rely on celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser to sort things out. Wasser has handled power breakups for... More »

Killer 'Santa' Was Out to Get His Mom

13 kids were orphaned by Pardo's rampage on Christmas Eve

(Newser) - The man who carried out a Christmas Eve killing spree dressed as Santa Claus had planned to kill his own mother, the Los Angeles Times reports. Bruce Jeffrey Pardo was furious with his mom for siding with his ex-wife in their bitter marital dispute and knew she was invited to... More »

Can't Buy Me Love, but Divorce Could Cost $100K

Paperwork's cheap, but hiring lawyers, dividing real estate, finding therapy adds up

(Newser) - In the current financial climate, getting unhitched has become all the more ruinous, Divorce360.com reports. Selling your home, hiring attorneys, shelling out for therapy, and finding temporary housing add up to a burly bottom line, with one attorney estimating that divorce "can run anywhere from $1,820 (uncontested)... More »

Merry Divorcées Plan Rites for Deceased Marriages

Break-ups marked by ceremonies, parties

(Newser) - An Atlanta divorce lawyer has a little gift for her clients: a mock coffin to bury their wedding rings in when the divorce comes through. "Funerals" for failed marriages—or just big parties—are becoming popular with the newly single keen to bury the past and celebrate a new... More »

Britney's Manager to Be Fired

Spears' dad gets OK to sack Grossman; divorce lawyer quitting

(Newser) - Britney Spears’ business manager and her divorce attorney are both flying the coop, but for different reasons, says People. Lawyer Sorrell Trope turned in his notice yesterday, filing to be released from the K-Fed custody case for the second time. Meanwhile, Spears’ father got Superior Court permission to fire business... More »

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