Pop singer Gwen Stefani first rose to fame as the lead singer of the popular band No Doubt. Stefani and her ex-husband -- Bush front-man Gavin Rossdale -- recently finalized their surprisingly amicable divorce. Celebrity and other high-asset divorces are perhaps most well-known in New York for their ability to become complicated and contentious, but this pair managed to reach an agreeable divorce settlement even without the help of a prenuptial agreement.
Television shows, movies and even sometimes New York news reports point to a long-believed statistic that claims half of all marriages do not go the distance. While it is not totally clear why that particular myth rose in popularity and was then embraced by so many, author Shaunti Feldhahn says she has good news. According to her, the divorce rate is much lower than the previously believed 50 percent.
New York parents usually have their children's best interests in mind when working out child custody arrangements. Sadly, that is not always the case. A small number of parents do attempt to wrongly influence the terms of child custody by making false allegations against an ex or even by feeding false information to a child. With so much on the line, a New York court recently ruled that parents can eavesdrop on their small children in certain situations without violating current wiretap laws.
A prenuptial agreement might not be the first thing that pops to mind when a couple decides to marry, but addressing the topic early on is still a good idea. Many couples can benefit from the protection afforded by prenuptials. During a divorce, terms laid out in a prenup can make the process smoother and help produce the best outcome possible.