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When the Material Girl and her filmmaker husband Guy Ritchie broke up, their eldest child was nearing the age where custody matters can become complex for parents.

Everyone understands that teenagers, craving independence and trying to assert their own control over a complex world, are not like younger children.

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Everyone’s heard the horror stories of terrible divorces, but one Upper East Side man’s family has taken the concept to an unexpected level.

Oleg Mitnik, 46, was nearly the victim of a hitman hired by his father-in-law, a plot that was ultimately foiled by the hitman himself when he proposed a counteroffer to Oleg to spare his life.

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Before your eyes glaze over, this story isn’t about the deductions and income reporting requirements you’ll deal with in a divorce.

Those are real issues, and you should talk to a good lawyer about them, but this is the story of how a hedge fund manager’s big ticket divorce cost the State of New Jersey $140 million in lost tax revenue in one fell swoop.

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What’s up with Wall Street marriages lately?

It seems like no relationship is safe in the hedge fund world, with huge-dollar divorces being announced every few months now.

Bill Ackman and his wife Karen Ann Herskovitz recently called it quits after 25 years.

Billionaire Ken Griffin, the richest man in Illinois, went through a high profile divorce from his now-ex-wife Anne Dias-Griffin in 2015. And New Jersey’s richest man, and a big contributor to the state’s income tax base, became a resident of Florida after his 30-year-long marriage ended in 2014.

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New York Divorce Attorneys Detail How Social Media Stardom Impacts Divorces

Work and career have been evolving concepts in America for generations, with a rising professional class amended decades ago to include women in higher education and then the workforce.

Those changes have shifted how families live, and in turn, how divorce is conducted.

It’s clear that in the early decades of the 21st century, we’re living through a new transition, where the “gig economy” and online stardom are creating tangled income streams and difficult-to-value properties.

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One of the most salient criticisms of the institution we call “the law” is that it is almost always behind the curve of social change.

This can be frustrating for people in a variety of ways, from citizens waiting for the law to catch up with how they’re living to people who’ve suffered some injury that requires a specific legal remedy only to find that courts have not yet identified the injury or the remedy.

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In the dog-eat-dog world of international finance, competition is the norm. After all, keeping score is easy in a numbers-based world.

But even in a hard charging realm like finance, there are notable individuals who take their competitive drive to a higher level.

Take these extreme Type-A personalities and move those habits into separation, divorce, and custody, and you’ll likely end up with an ongoing legal morass that prevents either party from truly moving on, and leaves the child in the equation stuck between two warring parents.

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A match that appeared to be made in heaven has come to a crashing end after less than two years.

Tara Subkoff, the actress, fashion designer, artist, and filmmaker, announced in March that she and husband Urs Fischer, the Swiss-born neo-Dadaist artist she wed in October 2014, were six months pregnant.

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New York’s society pages once routinely featured pictures of Dr. Eric Braverman and his wife Dasha.

His third marriage, the two have three boys together, and wrote several health and wellness books together during their marriage.

Braverman, the host of WABC’s Total Health radio show, has long been a celebrity health and wellness spokesman, appearing in various media outlets to discuss the science of brain health, longevity, and anti-aging advances.

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A titan of New York real estate and property development has dropped a bombshell on his wife and sparked a multi-billion dollar divorce fight.

Harry Macklowe, 79, confessed to his wife last month that he’s been involved in a long-running affair with a younger woman.

Linda Macklowe, 78, is a Guggenheim Foundation trustee and the impetus behind the couple’s enormous art collection, valued at $1 billion, according to some reports.

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