Dear Amy: My much younger sister and her husband recently decided to purchase the home next door to my husband and me.My husband was not happy about this. He thinks they are “cheap,” and “moochers.” (They do have that reputation in the family.)He feels they should’ve asked us before making the offer on the house next to us. My husband told me that he is not going to start “giving them things” or “letting them mooch” just because they are our neighbors now, and that he wants to remain firm.Within a day of them moving into their new house, they asked us for our Wi-Fi password. My husband told them no. A few days later, they asked for a whole list of household items. My husband said no to all of it.My sister came to me, saying that they were hurt and confused by my husband saying no. Amy, I caved and gave her everything she asked for, including the password.My husband was furious and said that I enable this sort of behavior. My feeling … [Read more...] about Ask Amy: My sister moved in next door. Now my husband’s mad. What should I do?
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Supported by Weddings Vows By TAMMY La GORCE APRIL 6, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Just before Jenny Sanford, the former first lady of South Carolina, became engaged to Andy McKay in December, she was crammed in a car with her four sons, ages 19 to 25, and a trunk full of Christmas presents. When she noticed her phone ringing with a call from Louisville, Ky., she picked up via car speaker.It was Mr. McKay, and he wanted to see how her post-holiday drive was going. She and the boys were returning home to Mount Pleasant, S.C., after visiting her mother in Hobe Sound, Fla. After they each said “I love you” and hung up, the ribbing began.“My son Landon started teasing me mercilessly, and then all of them were like, ‘When are you guys getting married?,’” Ms. Sanford said. “I turned bright red. It was like I was a little girl. They were all … [Read more...] about After Scandal and Divorce, Jenny Sanford Learns She Can Love Again
Podcast Transcript: This ABA Journal podcast is brought to you by WestlawNext, the most advanced technology combined with market-leading content and West’s history of trusted editorial excellence. Helping legal professionals save time is what they’ve been doing for over 125 years. Learn more at WestlawNext.com.Stephanie Francis Ward: People often don’t want to part with their money, especially when they’re divorcing. I’m Stephanie Francis Ward, and today we’re discussing family law assets recovery with Randall M. Kessler, an Atlanta, Georgia lawyer; and Ira Freedman, who practices in Beverly Hills.Randy and Ira, welcome!Ira Friedman: Hi, thanks for having us.Stephanie Francis Ward: Let’s start this out–I have a question for both of you. And Ira, perhaps you want to take this first. Are there some ethical ways to shield assets in a divorce and if so, can you give me some examples?Ira Friedman: Well, unfortunately, it’s a … [Read more...] about Show Me the Money: Helping Clients Find and Protect Assets in a Divorce
Explaining divorce to a child is often a daunting, seemingly impossible task. As a divorcing parent, not only do you have your own feelings, emotions and heartbreak to deal with, but also those of your child(ren) and sometimes even extended family members and in-laws.. My husband and I divorced when our son was only 4 years old. He was exposed to many unpleasant, tense situations, all while his entire world was crumbling beneath him. There are so, so many things I would do differently, if I could only go back in time. But one of the most positive things I did do was try to explain things to him in a way he could understand them. I was fortunate enough to come across a book, It’s Not Your Fault Koko Bear, by Vicki Lansky, that gave me critical insight on how to do just that, and even though my ex-husband and I weren’t ready to work together in establishing a positive co-parenting relationship, I was able to use the book not only … [Read more...] about “It’s Not Your Fault Koko Bear” – by Vicki Lansky Re: Divorce and Children
JonBenet Ramsey was abused and then brutally murdered in her affluent Colorado home. Since then, the news media has barely ever stopped discussing, and often misreporting about, the case. Tomorrow, Lin Wood, the famed attorney for the Ramsey family, is filing a massive $750 million defamation lawsuit against the CBS network and a production company it hired. The litigation is in response to a two-part special on the case (hosted by former FBI profiler Jim Clemente, with whom I have dealt extensively, and strongly disagree with, on the “Penn State Scandal”) which CBS aired earlier this year. In a recent hour-long interview with me, Wood called the program which concluded that JonBenet’s brother Burke killed her, a “despicable act.” Wood also said that, in all his years of working at the highest levels of this area of law (he also represented the infamously falsely-charged Richard Jewell in the 1996 Olympic Park bombing case), he has “never seen a … [Read more...] about 20 Years After JonBenet Ramsey’s Murder, Here’s Why I Changed My Mind About What Really Happened