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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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An attorney with a reputation for aggressiveness in arbitration cases against New York City teachers was dealt a blow in her effort to use a mental health claim to boost her alimony payments to more than $60,000 a month.

Leona Barsky, 56, is a graduate of Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked at Kramer, Levin, Nessen, Kamin & Frankel, served as a lawyer for Revlon, and handled arbitration cases for the city’s Department of Education.

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Contemplating a divorce is scary, and we’ve all heard too many tales of nasty divorces that drag on forever.

It does happen, but luckily, it’s less common than you may think. In most people’s lives, divorce is painful, stressful, sometimes costly, but usually wraps up in a reasonable period of time with a settlement that doesn’t destroy either party.

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One of the stranger divorce stories to hit the tabloid press this year now has a new wrinkle.

In January, the New York Post and others wrote up the strange case of Gabriel Villa, 90, and his wife – perhaps – Cristina Carta Villa, 60.

The gist of things is that Gabriel appears to have taken some rather radical steps to protect his wealth in the event of divorce – by secretly divorcing his wife in the Dominican Republic just months after they wed in 1994.

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When most people consider divorce, the jurisdiction where they’re filing is the last thing on their mind. Within the United States, there are several distinct legal regimes in place when it comes to divorce, such as New York’s equitable distribution concept for marital property, versus California’s community property concept.

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In most cases, your divorce will have a profound impact on your life, but won’t blow it up entirely. It’s fair to say that’s even a goal of matrimonial law here. New York protects the confidentiality of the claims and counterclaims made during a divorce, so even when a couple splits up due to misbehavior by one or both parties, the risk of exposure is highly curtailed.

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After a 20-year-long marriage, a Wall Street real estate investment banker found his claims about his ex-wife’s contributions to their marriage rebutted by an unexpected witness – himself. Paul Perkins, 61, and his now ex-wife Vibeke Steineger, 67, married in 1989 and had two children together. Steineger is a beauty queen who was crowned Miss Norway 1970, but appears to have spent the marriage as a socialite and stay-at-home mom.

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