August 18, 2016 |
Depp, Heard, and $7 million Guess you could say the business has been concluded between Johnny Depp and his onetime soulmate Amber Heard . The couple on Tuesday reached a $7 mil divorce settlement out of court a day before they were due for a hearing. TMZ says Depp will fork over the dough, and his estranged wife will shut down her domestic-abuse case against him. Wednesday's hearing could have added more publicity to her claims that Depp was physically abusive. The pair on Tuesday released their first joint statement.
July 28, 2016 |
Question: I'm throwing a large party this weekend and know, based upon the bar I'm setting out and the guests I've invited, there will be a lot of drinking. I haven't invited my sister and her new husband because he is a recovering alcoholic. Is this the right decision to shield them from a party they may not feel comfortable at, or should I invite them and let them decide? I don't want to make them feel left out, but I also want the rest of my guests to have a great time. Answer: I'm more worried about your friends who can be counted on to get wasted than I am about your brother-in-law.
July 22, 2016
ISSUE | DIVORCE Trim waiting period A Philadelphia lawyer took the position in a commentary that the Pennsylvania legislature should not reduce the waiting period for a no-fault divorce from two years to one ("Don't shorten waiting time for Pa. divorce," July 13). As leaders of the state chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, we support the reduction, which would benefit all involved, including financially dependent spouses. The two-year waiting period is harmful to children and divorcing spouses.
July 14, 2016
By Gerald J. Schorr A bill to shorten the waiting period to establish no-fault grounds for divorce for certain Pennsylvania litigants has passed the state House and been voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. If House Bill 380 comes up for a vote in the state Senate, lawmakers should vote no. Under the bill, parties who agree that a marriage is over ("irretrievably broken") may still establish grounds for no-fault divorce once 90 days have passed after service of a complaint in divorce.
July 7, 2016 |
Divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, as well as cohabitating unmarried couples, must "refrain from sexual intimacy" to receive Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has asserted in a new set of pastoral guidelines. Released Friday, the guidelines instruct clergy and other archdiocesan leaders on implementing Amoris Laetitia , a major document on family that Pope Francis issued in April. His six-page instruction, which appears on the archdiocesan website, may be the first of its kind issued by the bishop of any American diocese in response to Amoris Laetitia , Latin for "the joy of love.
July 1, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My brother, "Chris," is going through a divorce and lost his business. He is now lashing out at our mom and me when she spends time with me. When I tried to express my sympathy, Chris attacked me via direct message, saying I have a "charmed life and don't care about anyone - including him and our cash-strapped parents. " It started when Dad gave me a car he wasn't using before we learned about my brother's misfortune. When I tried to return it, Dad refused. Because I stopped responding to him on the internet, Chris is now complaining to Mom about my "selfishness.
July 1, 2016 |
Miss Teen USA grows up Miss Teen USA has eliminated a key part of the pageant: the swimsuit competition. Has the event fallen victim to feminist philosophy? USA Today says the teens will instead compete in an athletic wear competition, whatever that is. The current Miss Teen USA, Katherine Haik , applauds the decision: "I have been an athlete my entire life. . . . I spend a lot of time in athletic wear. " Yes, me, too! When celebs divorce! Seems the third time wasn't the charm for Dennis Quaid . His third wife, Kimberly Buffington , filed for divorce Monday, a week shy of their 12th anniversary.
June 30, 2016 |
Center City's Blank Rome said Tuesday that four lawyers and additional staff from the Los Angeles family-law firm of Phillips Lerner will join the firm effective Friday, adding to its matrimonial and family-law group. The lawyers are Stacy Phillips, Marc Lerner, Kevin Martin, and Pauline Martin. The group provides legal advice in matters such as divorce, custody, paternity, domestic partnerships, and dealing with domestic violence. In addition to her legal practice, Phillips is the author of Divorce: It's All About Control – How to Win the Emotional, Psychological and Legal Wars . email@example.com 215-854-5957 @cmondics
June 23, 2016 |
Employers cannot discriminate or terminate workers for going through a divorce or separation, the New Jersey Supreme Court said in a ruling Tuesday. The decision stemmed from a case in which an employee of the Millville Rescue Squad in Cumberland County said he was fired in 2006 after telling a supervisor he was divorcing his wife - who also worked there - and having an affair with another coworker. Mario A. Iavicoli, who represented the former employee, Robert Smith, said Tuesday that the ruling was critical for the broader workforce in New Jersey.
June 9, 2016 |
Philly's own Amber Rose and ex Wiz Khalifa can officially move on - the couple has reached a divorce settlement. And where did they celebrate? A strip club. Make it rain away the pain. TMZ.com reported that in the settlement, Amber gets $1 million thanks to the couple's prenup (of which Wiz still owes her $644,000). She also gets $14,800 a month in child support for their 3-year-old son, Sebastian "Bash" Taylor Thomaz . That's enough money for Tattle to call Amber "mommy.