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August 2013 Archives

NBA star Tim Duncan's divorce finalized

Colorado fans of pro basketball may be aware that Tim Duncan, power forward/center for the San Antonio Spurs, has been going through a divorce this year. Recently the divorce was finalized. In a somewhat unusual procedure, the hearing to finalize it was not held at the county courthouse in San Antonio, but in the offices of Tim Duncan's attorney.

Couple's divorce leads to 17-year court battle

In Colorado, depending on the county and the judge, a divorce case can last anywhere from a few months to over a year. The more issues there are, of course, the longer it might take. In Ohio, the typical duration of a divorce case is about the same - six to nine months if there are no children; about a year if child custody, support and visitation issues have to be addressed.

Rupert Murdoch's wife hires new attorney for divorce

When it comes to high asset divorces, they don't get much bigger than the one now proceeding between media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his wife, Wendi Deng. Colorado readers have probably heard of Murdoch; as the head of a global media empire that includes News Corporation and 21st Century Fox, Murdoch is one of the wealthiest people in the world. Now Deng has switched attorneys, a move some observers say means the divorce may be turning rancorous. Deng's new lawyer has represented a number of women who were divorcing wealthy husbands.

Colorado grants first gay divorce

A lot of media attention has been given recently to the issue of gay marriage, especially after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its key rulings on the subject earlier this year. But from a practical perspective the issue of gay divorce at least as important - even if it is not as happy a subject as marriage.

Children of divorce more prone to compulsive spending

Colorado parents are probably aware that a number of studies have shown that a parental divorce can have severe psychological effects on a child. Children of divorced parents are more likely to suffer from insomnia, depression and other emotional problems. Now a recent study has shown that a parental divorce can lead to another problem in adulthood: compulsive buying.