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Terrence Howard‘s taking an “L” in his longstanding spousal support war with his ex-wife … who just won in appeals court. This divorce case of Terrence Howard has been going on for years.  This shows how a case in the Family law court system can last as it seems forever.  A case such as Howard’s should make a person involved in a divorce reflect is it really worth it to drag a case out for years to achieve exactly what? To lose money? Im sure Terrence lost thousands paying his family law attorneys and his appellate lawyers to drag a case out for spite and contempt of heart.  Noone wins in cases that drag out over years to fight and fight and win absolutely nothing but lose thousands to the Family Court system.

In Terrence Howard’s case he chose to fight a payment of spousal support to his ex wife.  Often the appellate process can take years because of the nature of the appellate process in the Superior Court system. Often the Trial Court family law judges are permitted what is called broad discretion to handle their family law cases such as spousal support. Since the appellate three judge panel is permitted broad discretion to rule on spousal support matters that makes it difficult for an appellate court to overturn cases that the trial judge ruled on.

According to court docs, Michelle Ghent Howard got a ruling on their spousal support overturned. Two years ago, Terrence convinced the court he’d been forced to sign their marital settlement under duress. He claimed she was threatening to go public with naked photos and videos. Interestingly, Terrence claimed the threat of putting nude photos of himself on the web was enough to coerce him into signing a contract.  Often when once thinks of duress they think of someone facing physical or severe emotional harm. Terrence claims duress was fear of nude photos of himself leaked.  Often the defense to a signing of any contract in the State of California would be duress or coercion.  In addition, if a party claims they did not sign a contract without their consent it could be a plausible defense to signing the contract.

Harry Macklowe was in a fist-bumping kind of mood.

As the hours dragged by on Wednesday, the billionaire developer took a breather from his high-stakes divorce proceedings and stepped out of the courtroom briefly, playfully greeting a photographer on his way back in. But Judge Laura Drager wasn’t in the mood, and she chastised Harry after he stopped to peer at a reporter’s laptop.

“Excuse me, Mr. Macklowe, please!” she said.

When it comes to divorce, not all assets are equal
It might be the only thing the two sides in a divorce can easily agree on: it’s no fun.

On top of the emotional toll, financial missteps during the process can leave you in far worse shape than you intended. And the more intertwined you and your spouse’s finances are, the more closely you’ll need to pay attention while untangling them.

ASHLAND, Ky. (CN) – Two lawsuits against Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis – who refused to marry same-sex couples after the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage – will proceed, but only against Davis in her individual capacity, a federal judge ruled.  That measns that the federal that passed will allow same sex couples the same rights concerning divorce as other not same sex couples.

Davis, clerk of Rowan County, Ky., spent five days in jail in 2015 after she was held in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples, following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. She claimed her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian prevented her from sanctioning the unions.

In a pair of 21-page rulings issued Friday, U.S. District Court Judge David L. Bunning disagreed with Davis’ assertion that her policy created a “mere inconvenience” to gay couples – whom she said could have traveled to another county to obtain licenses – and refused to dismiss personal-capacity claims against her.

Veteran financial fraud investigators had never seen anything like it before: A bankruptcy scam in which an Indiana woman stole her husband’s identity—while they were still married—and began to loot his 401(k) retirement fund and other assets.

“This was certainly a unique case,” said Special Agent Doug Kasper, who supervised the investigation from the FBI’s Indianapolis Division. Even after 58-year-old Patricia Bippus-Allen was sentenced to five years in federal prison in July after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud, subornation of perjury, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft, investigators remain uncertain about her motive or what she did with the money.

What is certain, however, is that Bippus-Allen devised an elaborate bankruptcy fraud to gain access to her husband’s wages, and she made multiple unauthorized withdrawals from his 401(k) retirement account—all with the help of her brother, who impersonated her husband.

Serial sexter Anthony Weiner’s been exposed again.

This time a Manhattan judge has yanked a confidentiality caption that was shielding the disgraced pol’s divorce case with his soon-to-be ex-wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, from the public. Documents that  are sealed usually have some sensitive information in  them that cannot get out to the public.  However, in Weiner’s case it is obvioius there is no sensitive information that needs to hidden from the public.  Any minor victim of  Anthony Weiner will not be listed in any public record because of their age.  Weiner’s criminal history does not fall under confidentiality principles of law.

In  California the judge must find certain factors in order to seal court documents such as an overriding interest exists that overcomes the right of public access to the record, the overriding interest supports sealing the records; a substantial probability exists that the overriding interest will be prejudiced if the record is not sealed; the proposed sealing is narrowly tailored; and no less restrictive means exist to achieve the overriding interest.

Audrina Patridge is divorcing her husband of less than a year, on the heels of running to court to get protection from him the newpaper has learned.  She is also seeking a domestic violence protection order from the Court. Often these Domestic violence actions can be used as a sword by a party trying to get the uppper hand in the divorce action and try to get primary custody of the child.  However, the facts of this case are only viewed at this point through Audrina’s eys and not Corey’s.

The former ‘Hills’ star filed to divorce Corey Bohan on Wednesday, and according to docs the split appears to be triggered by a series of incidents she considers menacing and emotionally abusive.

In the docs, obtained the media, Audrina says the violence began in mid August when they argued about her accusing him of cheating. She says she was holding their daughter, Kirra Max, when Corey pushed her back. Audrina says he then emptied out her backpack and purse, and began punching himself in the head … and threatening to bash himself in the head with a metal canister if she left.

Fergie and Josh Duhammel shocked Hollywood by filing for divorce on their marriage after eight years together. But the once dynamic duo was rocked by a series of secret and scandals including josh’s affair with a stripper.The couple announced their split on Thursday. “With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year,” they said in a joint statement to the press. “To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public. We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family.” It is always in the best interest of the high profile couple to resolve the issue of the marriage without conflict.  They do have a young child that needs the protection of both parents. In addition, there are property issues that probably can be divided fairly easily as the marriage was not over 10 years.

The child custody issues might be the most important issue of the marriage as the couple has such a young son.  But if the couple are properly advised they will be able to come up with a parenting plan to help them achieve the best results for Axl.

The son of billionaire George Soros thinks the answer to his messy divorce battle over a $22 million art collection is black and white.

Robert Soros wants to liquidate everything and move on, his lawyers said Wednesday in opening statements of the sparring spouses’ Manhattan trial.

“If the parties cannot agree on the value of the property then the property should be divided according to the contract and sold off,” said Alan Feigenbaum, a lawyer for Robert Soros, referring to the former couple’s prenuptial agreement.

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx have finally gone public with something that’s been rumored for several years: they are a couple.

It’s believed that they’re finally able to come out about their relationship because five years have passed since Holmes’ sudden but tumultuous divorce from mega-star Tom Cruise.Holmes and Foxx were photographed together over the Labor Day weekend, very openly enjoying a day at the beach in Malibu.  A tabloid published photos and video of the two splashing in waves, holding hands and taking in the view from the balcony of a beachfront home.

Holmes may have had to keep her relationship with Foxx secret because her divorce settlement with Cruise included a clause banning her from publicly dating for five years.