Man Hits Jackpot Months After Divorce

Man hits jackpot months after divorce.  His wife (currently paying him alimony) isn’t legally entitled to the winnings, but she is now able to terminate her spousal support (yay!).  She needs to immediately file a motion to modify/terminate her spousal support because the current order continues to run until it has been replaced by the new order.

He purchased the ticket with separate funds after the divorce.  The community has already been divided.  There is no claim for omitted or undisclosed assets;

Cheating is NEVER Acceptable, In Marriage or Otherwise

Cheating is NEVER Acceptable, in marriage or otherwise!

The latest media storm focused on celebrities and rich people paying a criminal named Rick Singer to get their spoiled, dumb spawn into universities.

Rich people cheating has never been new.  It happens (a LOT!)  I have heard of rich men paying for “luxury apartments” for their mistresses and love children, writing OFF their expenses on tax returns – it happens, unfortunately, every day.  It happens so often the top search phrase is  “Are mistresses entitled to anything?”

Fairness in Divorce is Not About How Much You get

Fairness in Divorce Is NOT About How Much You Get

The most common phrase divorce lawyers hear daily  is “I just want what’s fair!” (Always with an exclamation mark, never a period). Alternatively, “I just want what I’m entitled to!”

Three major problems:

  1.  Divorce is unfair.  Marriage is suppose to be forever.  Divorce is the short end of the bargain.  NOT FAIR.
  2. You are DIVIDING what was one.  Division yields LESS. 

Sunset Clauses Are Beautiful But Not For Prenups

Sunset clauses are beautiful but not for prenups.

A “sunset clause” is exactly the way it sounds.  Just as the sun “sets” at the end of the day and is no longer, a sunset clause invalidates a contract (a prenuptial agreement is a contract) at a pre-determined time.  But unlike this beautiful Cabo sun, the prenup doesn’t rise again the next day.  It expires.  Nilch.  Nada.

5 Reasons I don’t like them and I advise AGAINST them in a prenup:

  1. A contract is a contract. 

Quitclaim Deeds and Transmutations of Property Family Code 852

Quitclaim deeds and transmutations of property under California Family Code section 852.

Another woman just came in, freaking out that she signed away property rights because a few years ago, her husband told her to sign a “quick-claim” deed on the house they purchased during the marriage.

First of all, it’s a “quitclaim” deed.  And while we’re at it, family lawyers use “Dissomasters”, NOT “Discomasters”.   (It always makes me smile).

So, back to her question –

My spouse is unfaithful! Can I punish him?

Every day, and especially on Valentine’s Day, our firm receives several phone calls which go like this: “Hi, I want to sue my husband (wife) for cheating on me and ruining my life.  He/she must pay!”

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about the legality infidelity, and so I dedicate this post to all the ones who’s called with this question.

Is cheating illegal? 

In 2009, it was illegal in 22 states.