Reginald Black

Feb 20, 2017

I can\'t say enough about Kathleen Gingrich. I needed her services at a very difficult time in my life. She was always available and really listened to me and ...

Deb Hoffert

Feb 08, 2017

I can not say enough great things about this law firm. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable, professional and above all else very friendly. I have never had an issue personally or ...

John Arena

Feb 01, 2017

Peter Russo and the staff at his firm have handled my personal and professional business for almost a decade. His office is extremely professional and efficient. They never forget that ...

rick scott

Feb 01, 2017

Peter was easy to work with and handled my case first class. He was knowledgeable about my case (possible age discrimination) and gave me options on what I could do. ...

Jenn Spears Brenize

Feb 01, 2017

Peter is extremely knowledgeable and aggressive, yet even-tempered. He is professional, diligent, and compassionate, and responsive to his clients\' needs. I never hesitate to send him a referral as ...

Robert Davis

Jul 25, 2018

WERE BACK !! First and foremost Peter has a sense of humor. Peter was efficient and effective and on point when it came to the time line of events. Very important ...

Angela Reighard

Jun 26, 2018

Kara Haggerty was an amazing attorney. She handled my highly toxic divorce with aplomb, carefully and skillfully. Megan was also very helpful. Highly recommend!!

Bob Levin

May 11, 2018

I have been working with Peter for last 3 years and the experience has been worthwhile. He is a man of his word and I would highly recommend him.

Beth Sizer

Mar 22, 2018

I am a grandmother who just wants to be involved with her only grandson\'s life in every way, watch him grow and always be there for him and just ...


Jan 10, 2018

Peter is an excellent attorney! He is caring and effective in his representations.

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Residents of Pennsylvania may have read recent media reports about the marital problems facing media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. The third Mrs. Murdoch made headlines two years ago when she defended her husband from a pie throwing protester during a hearing in London, but that may have seemed a distant memory for the couple when they appeared in a New York City courtroom on Nov. 20 to announce that they had reached a divorce settlement.

New York is a popular divorce venue for high profile couples due to the state’s privacy laws. In states like California, divorce agreements are part of the public record, but this is not the case in New York. Judges in the Empire State are also reluctant to overturn prenuptial agreements, and this may also have been a factor Mr. Murdoch considered. The media mogul received an expensive lesson in matrimonial law during his last divorce when he was required to pay $1.7 billion to his second wife.

However, the third Mrs. Murdoch will hardly come away from the marriage empty handed. Part of the settlement awards the 44-year-old Deng a Park Avenue apartment which was purchased eight years ago for $44 million. The couple then lavished another $50 million on renovations to the showpiece home. While these sums may seem astonishing to onlookers, they are unlikely to cause much concern to the 82-year-old businessman who controls a media empire valued at over $13 billion.

This story shows that even high profile divorce cases can be concluded amicably. Mr. and Mrs. Murdoch may have retained accomplished matrimonial lawyers who negotiated a settlement while minimizing stress and acrimony. This is a path that may also prove prudent when the stakes are not quite as high. An experienced divorce attorney may be able to help clients reach an agreement while avoiding the pitfalls that can often make the process an ordeal.

Source: ABC News, “Rupert Murdoch, Pie-Catching Wife Finalize Divorce“, Alan Farnham, November 20, 2013