Last week, I posted my annual piece on the New Year’s resolution divorce, which is always one of our most popular posts.  Perhaps due to this phenomena, or perhaps due to pure coincidence, in the last two weeks, the papers have been filling with stories of celebrities that are divorcing, Chris Rock, Slash, Giada DeLaurentis, Idina Menzel, to name a few.


From the news accounts, at least some of them have been in the works for some time, but were either just filed and/or announced now.  Perhaps  celebrities were planning for a slow news cycle, college bowl games and pro football playoffs for the annoucement to fly under the radar.  Or perhaps even celebrities see the new year as a the time for renewal and a fresh start.  Maybe this is just a big coincidence, but it is an interesting one nonetheless.  In any event, Happy New Year and just remember, you don’t need to be a celebrity to seek your own fresh start. 


Eric SolotoffEric Solotoff is the editor of the New Jersey Family Legal Blog and the Co-Chair of the Family Law Practice Group of Fox Rothschild LLP. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Lawyer and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, Eric is resident in Fox Rothschild’s Roseland and Morristown, New Jersey offices though he practices throughout New Jersey. You can reach Eric at (973)994-7501, or

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