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Thinking of Splitting Up? Read This First

September 30, 2019

If you are considering separating from your spouse, you are probably having a million thoughts a minute.  It is a difficult choice, with lots of implications, so it makes sense to slow down and think clearly. Question One: Should I stay or should I go? … Read More »

Divorcing and Difficult Conversations – Where to Begin

September 28, 2019

DEALING PRODUCTIVELY WITH CHANGE TAKES COURAGE — BUT IT’S WORTH THE EFFORT Getting separated or divorced often requires having many difficult conversations.  Sometimes it is hard to know where to start.  If you are in the process of divorcing or are considering separation, read on. One … Read More »

Thinking About Divorce–What to Consider First

September 26, 2019

PERSONAL, FINANCIAL, AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS You’re thinking about divorce. It’s a complicated process, whether you look at it emotionally, financially or legally.  You are likely feeling all different emotions, sometimes minute to minute it changes – anger, confusion, fear, hurt, maybe nothing.   This is totally … Read More »

Collaborative Divorce–A Process Option Whose Time Has Come

September 24, 2019

WHY COUPLES CHOOSE COLLABORATIVE LAW OVER COURT Kim Ciesinski recently wrote an excellent article in the New York Law Journal explaining the advantages of collaborative law over litigation in divorce cases. She identifies upsides including  client-driven negotiation, privacy, emotional guidance and financial expertise. In addition, she characterizes … Read More »

Splitting Annuities in Divorce

September 14, 2019

Is an annuity account in your divorce picture? An annuity can seem harder to split than a marriage, according to an article in the May 2016 issue of Research Magazine. An annuity account gives the account holder the  right to receive periodic payments, usually fixed … Read More »

Divorce–Now or Later? Or Much Later?

September 10, 2019

Deciding to divorce is one choice; deciding when to divorce is another. Some seek divorce quickly upon encountering difficulties in their marriage; others wait.  That wait might be months, or it might be years. This post covers some timing considerations that come into play for many.  … Read More »

High Net Worth Divorces

September 8, 2019

Is yours a high net worth divorce? The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) defines a “high-net-worth individual” as an individual with at least $1,000,000 managed by his/her registered investment adviser, or whose net worth the investment adviser reasonably believes exceeds $2,000,000. The net worth of an … Read More »

How is Your Home Ownership Affected During Divorce?

September 6, 2019

The website Credit Marvel published an article titled “How is Our Mortgage Affected During Divorce?” that we comment upon here. The article’s text is in regular type; our comments are in bold italics. Here it is: With all of the changes in the mortgage industry since 2008, divorce affects … Read More »

Power Imbalance in Negotiating Your Divorce

September 4, 2019

FINANCES ARE AT THE HEART OF MOST DIVORCES – DO YOU KNOW ENOUGH? Knowledge is power. If you and your spouse divide the labor in your marriage, the spouse who does particular tasks or has particular responsibilities usually knows more about those tasks and responsibilities … Read More »

Valuing a Business In Divorce: Using Mediation to Resolve Business Value Issues

April 5, 2018

 by Kathryn S. Lazar,  Attorney-Mediator CONTROLLING COST AND CONTENTION AROUND EXPERT APPRAISALS When your divorce involves a business owned by you or your spouse, or you and your spouse, the value of the business will most likely figure in the divorce resolution. If you and … Read More »

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