Ashley Madison and Schadenfreude

Unless you live in a cave, you’ve probably explored your curiosity and discovered some of the names found on the Ashley Madison hackers’ list.   If not, they are here!  have fun!

Generally, as flawed human beings, we are already prone to Schadenfreude.  This is defined by Wikipedia as “pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.”  In the case of cheaters and liars (yes, believe it or not, humans are still sorta moral), we love it even more.

Can’t buy me love…or jurisdiction!

Not sure if you’ve heard, but Kelly Rutherford’s having some battles with a lot of courts.  And it all comes down to Jurisdiction.  Her case isn’t about getting “bad orders” (except for the first one), as it is about Courts not having any power to modify it to her desire.

Jurisdiction is a BEAST.  If you are facing these issues, make sure you speak with a Family Law expert.

I appear on Legal Talk Network this week to discuss Jurisdiction and Rutherford.

Donald Sterling Finally Files for Divorce!!

There are only 9 community property states: Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. ALASKA allows you to opt into community property. (both spouses have to agree).

In these states, without a prenuptial agreement, all property acquired after the marriage and before the date of separation, is COMMUNITY property, and subject to division at divorce.

Anyway, everyone knows the Sterling’s marital problems. He cheats on her. A lot. They are estranged. She even went so far to sue his mistress to return the property he gave away!

Donald Sterling Files for Divorce after 60 years of marriage

Reporter Brittney Hopper interviews Certified Family Law Specialist Kelly Chang Rickert

Star Magazine Interviews Kelly Chang Rickert about Flay/March Divorce

Kelly Chang on Star Magazine Bobby Flay

Star Magazine quotes Los Angeles Divorce Lawyer Kelly Chang
Star Magazine quotes Los Angeles Divorce Lawyer Kelly Chang

I was interviewed by Star Magazine for their June 15, 2015 issue about Bobby Flay and Stephanie March.

Avvo and Kelly Chang Rickert Discuss Social Media and Law Practice in 21st Century

I will be speaking at this program.  CLE credit!

6/15 – 21st Century Practice: Using Social Media To Make Your Practice

Posted by Beverly Hills Bar Association on Thursday, June 4, 2015

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