Few ways to prevent a divorce battle

Few ways to prevent a divorce battle

There are 8 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 13, 2008, titled Few ways to prevent a divorce battle. In it, Newsday reports that:

Isn't there a better way? The salacious and rage-fueled divorce trial of Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook may have made for good gossip fodder, but experts say it is also a perfect example of everything divorce ...

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DrDoom

Scarsdale, NY

#1 Jul 13, 2008
Good luck Guys.
Your gonna get trampled, and your life will become a living disaster. Courts are for the poor Women...
Death Do Us Part

Bronx, NY

#2 Jul 13, 2008
I bet most men did not really take their marriage vows all that seriously. They thought they could always get a divorce if it didn't "work out". WRONG. If the marriage doesn't kill you the divorce might! Tell your sons the truth about marriage! You are being yolked to a mistress who will work you as hard as she can and when there is nothing left that she wants she will send you to the glue factory. Or if she thinks she can attract a better beast of burden she will cut you loose. This is marriage in the 21st century in NY. Remember the song by Meatloaf? It is dead on!
LIer

Fort Worth, TX

#3 Jul 13, 2008
WHAT? 74.9% voted for NO FAULT divorce?? WAIT a minute! What happened to the "sanctity of marriage" that all these people have been screaming about lately????? All these people rallying in California and New York about how gay people shouldn't be able to get married because it degrades the union between ONE man and ONE woman! WHAT A JOKE!

“Parental Alienation Attorney”

Since: Apr 07

Forest Hills, N.Y.

#5 Jul 14, 2008
My two cents on divorce, American style:

Today we have CAPTA, the child abuse prevention and treatment act which is a federal preemption of local child abuse law. CAPTA has short circuited due process by allowing the least slightest indication of child abuse to come to center stage of all family litigation. Appellate Courts deny any appeals. Huge dollops of federal treasury money accompany CAPTA.

Across the country, appellate courts have entered into the commercial administration of mental health services. A court appointed psychologist and a guardian ad litem direct the flow of the case and the appellate controlled judge has to go along.

In a divorce case, a corrupt law guardian and psychologist can effect a custodial flip to their intended winner. Suddenly, the loser is placed under enormous pressure to settle her case just to see the child. While the court assigns a “therapist” who does nothing but report back to the court bad things, the child is alienated from the loser and child support vanishes.

CAPTA is directed against women because the likelihood of any adverse contacts between a child and adult will arise involving mom, not dad.

In California, where divorces are no-fault, this has turned into a high art. Opposition to a child flip is crushed and the losing litigant loses all her property, her money and her children. Local power house attorneys are directly connected to the judiciary and the spirit of animosity between the bench and bar is at a fever pitch.

In New York, because we are a grounds state, there is less incentive to exert pressure by the flip of a child. That is to say that in New York, a trial is encouraged by the existence of grounds, and any foul play regarding the child can be exposed during trial preparations.

So, I disagree that New York divorces are bad in any way. CAPTA has permeated family court litigation and some post judgment matrimonial litigation, but we have not yet seen the tactical deployment of a kid flip followed by the fleecing of a litigant.

If we don’t repeal CAPTA and its sister law ASFA, we are in for a rude awakening in this millennium when we go to court and an allegation is made about our kid.
mr stretch

United States

#6 Jul 14, 2008
Men of the world! SAVE YOURSELVES from losing ALL that you worked so hard for! DON'T GET MARRIED UNTIL YOU'RE 50! Enjoy life - bang everything that walks - JUST DON'T MARRY IT!
wakeup

Central Islip, NY

#7 Jul 14, 2008
If you are a male, divorce is one of the worst things that can happen to you. Financially, you will lose your past, present and future. Equitable distribution laws mean that you will lose at least half of all of your money and assets and owe your wife huge amounts for any business or professional degrees that are determined to be "joint assets." Since women usually get child custody, you will have to pay child support--- 25% of your pre-tax income for 2 children--- if your a good wage earner this translates into about 50% of your take home pay. Add to that any alimony and extra costs like college, etc. and YOU ARE FINISHED! It doesn't pay to work anymore! You are reduced to almost SLAVE status. Don't pay and you will GO TO JAIL!! Also, more than 50% of marriages end in divorce.
BEWARE GUYS--- the only solution is NOT TO GET MARRIED!! Any male who gets married is OUT OF THEIR MIND!!
alphsone

Detroit, MI

#8 Jul 14, 2008
one-thrd for the lawyers and guardian ad litem, experts and 'specialists', 1/3 for the woman, the remaining for the man.
Spike

Bronx, NY

#10 Jul 17, 2008
wakeup wrote:
If you are a male, divorce is one of the worst things that can happen to you. Financially, you will lose your past, present and future. Equitable distribution laws mean that you will lose at least half of all of your money and assets and owe your wife huge amounts for any business or professional degrees that are determined to be "joint assets." Since women usually get child custody, you will have to pay child support--- 25% of your pre-tax income for 2 children--- if your a good wage earner this translates into about 50% of your take home pay. Add to that any alimony and extra costs like college, etc. and YOU ARE FINISHED! It doesn't pay to work anymore! You are reduced to almost SLAVE status. Don't pay and you will GO TO JAIL!! Also, more than 50% of marriages end in divorce.
BEWARE GUYS--- the only solution is NOT TO GET MARRIED!! Any male who gets married is OUT OF THEIR MIND!!
He's right- about half my buddies have met this fate! The middle class guys get gutted and become homeless. They usually wind up living with a family member. They work 7 days a week while their EX is humping every guy in town. If you are stupid enough to get married and stubborn enough to stay married you will find yourself living with a terrorist. It is called the OhMamaBinLadin syndrome. As soon as you have a child with her it starts. First the sex stops - she gets angry if you mention it. Second she doesn't want you around the house and she doesn't want you to go out?! If you are stupid enough to talk back she threatens you with divorce, taking your child away, screwing up the child, financial devastation, ruin.- You can tell by her tone - she means it! You will then spend the next 20 years living in a hostage negotiation. The only good news is; this way of life is so bad that you may not live that long.

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