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From staff reports | December 19, 2011
Newport Coast's most famous couple is headed for divorce, and the split looks like a potential windfall for the wife of Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. Vanessa Bryant, who filed for divorce Friday, is likely to receive a windfall in the couple's final settlement, which is expected sometime next year. Attorney Dmitry Gorin said that generally speaking, Vanessa Bryant would be due half of Kobe Bryant's net worth during their marriage and joint custody of their daughters. The Bryants are reported to be worth at least $150 million.
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By Steve Smith | November 15, 2012
Victor Benito Michael did not know that I had planned to write about the subject of his online comment to last week's column about timelines for grieving over the loss of a loved one. On Nov. 9, Michael wrote, "Please know that your article has touched at least one person out here on the interwebs who is more fortunate than yourself by the loss of a long-term relationship by means of divorce and not death. My loss is far less consequential, though still permanent, final, and without further communication.
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By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | April 14, 2011
Wives are more likely than husbands to enter into a divorce ill-informed about personal finances and unprepared for life after marriage, according to some divorce experts. Family law attorney Karen Rhyne of Michel & Rhyne in Newport Beach and Megan Stirrat, a certified divorce financial analyst for the Laguna Hills Merrill Lynch, plan to speak at "What Women Need to Know in a Down Economy," a free seminar from the Women's Institute for Financial Education. The seminar is this Saturday at the Newport Beach Merrill Lynch on McArthur Boulevard and will discuss the legal, financial and personal elements of divorce.
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January 12, 2013
After more than a year of legal maneuvers, it appeared Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa were nearing the close of their high-profile divorce proceeding in an Orange County court. But on Friday, Vanessa Bryant had some surprising news. "We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled. Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our future together. Kobe & Vanessa," she wrote on her Instagram page. No further details were released. The couple had been in the process of dividing their assets.
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January 25, 2003
In a perfect world, families would include a mom, a dad and kids. They would love and support each other and communicate effectively. But at least half of the family world in America is far from perfect. This half results in divorce, which, despite any evidence you've read to the contrary, is devastating to children. Divorce happens for one reason and one reason only: Couples do not take enough time to really get to know the person with whom they plan to spend the rest of their lives.
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August 13, 2009
Newport Beach family law expert Karen Rhyne will speak Saturday at a workshop called “What Women Need to Know about Divorce.” The event, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Merrill Lynch, 4695 MacArthur Court, Suite 1500, will help women prepare emotionally and financially for divorce. Speakers at the event also will include a financial advisor and a counselor. Rhyne earned her juris doctorate degree from Western State University School of Law. She has been a certified family law specialist since 1990.
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August 23, 2003
The very first pronouncement concerning the human condition in the Bible is, "It is not good for a person to be alone." Marriage is then ordained as the goodly relationship designed to overcome the condition that is "not good." The ideal of marriage is a permanent union, but Judaism understood that sometimes marriages are unsuccessful and divorce is the best recourse. As the old adage has it, "Love is a sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock."
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By Lauren Williams | December 20, 2011
NEWPORT COAST — The recent split between Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his wife of 10 years, Vanessa Bryant, had some local fans wondering whether the shooting guard would consider a move to another team or suffer performance issues on the court. The divorce was topic du jour for Paul Kincaid and Andy Loy, U.S. Beverage Manufacturing co-workers who were eating lunch at the Newport Coast Shopping Center on Tuesday. "It's just a matter of time after that mess in Colorado," Kincaid said, referring to the 2003 incident where Bryant was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel worker.
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By STEVE SMITH | March 8, 2006
On the heels of stating my reluctance to identify letter writers by name, I am about to do just that. I hesitate to name names because of my unfair advantage; that is, I will always have the last word. Sometimes that's OK because the writer deserves either kudos or a smack down. Most of the time, however, letters to the editor of this paper are not personal, and, it seems to me, the number of really nasty ones has declined over the years. Civility is returning. Of course, there are exceptions.
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January 20, 2010
Newport Beach family law expert Karen Rhyne will speak Saturday at a free workshop called “What Women Need to Know about Divorce in a Down Economy.” The 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. event at Merrill Lynch, 4695 MacArthur Court, Suite 1500, will help women prepare emotionally and financially for divorce. Speakers at the event also will include a financial advisor and a counselor. Rhyne earned her juris doctorate degree from Western State University School of Law. She has been a certified family law specialist since 1990.
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By Billy Graham | October 18, 2013
Q: My aunt believes that if you just have a sunny outlook on life, you'll be healthy and almost never get sick. It seems to work for her, but is she just kidding herself? I have a hard time being optimistic with all the problems I have. — J.N. A: Modern medicine has confirmed something the Bible said long ago: Our minds and our bodies are closely connected, and what affects one often affects the other. The Bible says, "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones" (Proverbs 17:22)
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By Billy Graham | June 7, 2013
Q: Our parents just told us they're getting divorced. We're not surprised, but they also told us they've stayed together all these years just for our sake, until we were grown. We feel very guilty, because they could've gone their separate ways and been happy if it hadn't been for us. Are we wrong to feel this way? — M.M. A: You shouldn't feel this way. You had no control over their decision, and you shouldn't feel guilty because they chose to stay together on your account. In fact, you should be grateful for their love for you, and their willingness to sacrifice their own happiness to help raise you, in spite of their difficulties.
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January 12, 2013
After more than a year of legal maneuvers, it appeared Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa were nearing the close of their high-profile divorce proceeding in an Orange County court. But on Friday, Vanessa Bryant had some surprising news. "We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled. Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our future together. Kobe & Vanessa," she wrote on her Instagram page. No further details were released. The couple had been in the process of dividing their assets.
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By Steve Smith | November 15, 2012
Victor Benito Michael did not know that I had planned to write about the subject of his online comment to last week's column about timelines for grieving over the loss of a loved one. On Nov. 9, Michael wrote, "Please know that your article has touched at least one person out here on the interwebs who is more fortunate than yourself by the loss of a long-term relationship by means of divorce and not death. My loss is far less consequential, though still permanent, final, and without further communication.
NEWS
February 9, 2012
I'm sorry. Sometimes I just don't care what's been said. Growing up, my two brothers and I got into our fair share of trouble — occasionally, when deserved, to be corrected by a well-placed persimmon switch or dad's belt. Word spread quickly over backyard fences from one mother to the next of our mischievous behavior. We were always amazed that our parents knew what we'd been up to before we managed to get home. With today's technologies, the entire world might know of our smallest oops or misstep in the time it takes to tweet or blog — making the communication network of yesterday's mothers pale by comparison.
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By Mike Reicher | January 20, 2012
The wife of Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will keep the couple's three Newport Coast homes as part of their estimated $75 million divorce settlement, according to public records reviewed Friday. Property records on file at the Orange County Clerk-Recorder's Office in Santa Ana show that all three homes, valued at $18.8 million total, were transferred into Vanessa Bryant's name since their divorce proceedings began in December. While the home transfers indicate that the couple has worked out a settlement, the divorce is not yet official, according to records reviewed at theOrange County Superior Court'sfamily law branch in Orange.
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By Lauren Williams | December 20, 2011
NEWPORT COAST — The recent split between Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his wife of 10 years, Vanessa Bryant, had some local fans wondering whether the shooting guard would consider a move to another team or suffer performance issues on the court. The divorce was topic du jour for Paul Kincaid and Andy Loy, U.S. Beverage Manufacturing co-workers who were eating lunch at the Newport Coast Shopping Center on Tuesday. "It's just a matter of time after that mess in Colorado," Kincaid said, referring to the 2003 incident where Bryant was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel worker.
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From staff reports | December 19, 2011
Newport Coast's most famous couple is headed for divorce, and the split looks like a potential windfall for the wife of Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. Vanessa Bryant, who filed for divorce Friday, is likely to receive a windfall in the couple's final settlement, which is expected sometime next year. Attorney Dmitry Gorin said that generally speaking, Vanessa Bryant would be due half of Kobe Bryant's net worth during their marriage and joint custody of their daughters. The Bryants are reported to be worth at least $150 million.
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By Victoria Kim and Lauren Williams | December 16, 2011
ORANGE — Citing irreconcilable differences, the wife of Laker guard Kobe Bryant filed for divorce Friday, according to court papers. Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, of Newport Coast, said they have "resolved all the issues" related to their divorce in private. The Daily Pilot obtained copies of the paperwork at the Orange County Superior Court family courthouse in Orange. Vanessa Bryant signed her divorce petition Dec. 1. Kobe Bryant signed his response Dec. 7. The couple, who have two children, are routinely spotted around town.
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By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | July 21, 2011
To many newly single women, cleaning out the closet can be just as cathartic as sitting on a therapist's couch. The Divorcée Sale, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Resort at Pelican Hill, is a way for women to shed pieces of their past for a good cause. Jill Alexander, founder of The Divorcée Sale , wanted to find a way to combine her love for fashion and philanthropy with a point of transformation in many women's lives: divorce. "I've never even been married," Alexander said with a laugh.
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