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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 »

Splitting up or Divorcing? Top Ten Strategies to Maintain Your Sanity

September 12, 2019

Many divorce clients who meet with us for the first time are stressed out and imagining multiple horrible possible things that might happen.  Most of those things won’t happen, but when anxiety takes over, it is hard to think straight.  We strongly recommend realistic thinking — … 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 »

What Jeff Bezos Can Teach You About Divorce

August 31, 2019

IN DIVORCE, YOU MAY HAVE MUCH IN COMMON WITH AMAZON’S CEO Briggs P. Stahl recently wrote an article for Family Lawyer Magazine about certain legal issues in Jeff Bezos’s divorce (you can read the article here). The legal issues in divorces of couples whose net … Read More »

Children’s Needs in Divorce

August 30, 2019

FEEDBACK FROM CHILDREN OF DIVORCED PARENTS — WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T One of our collaborative divorce colleagues interviewed a group of teens and young adults with divorced parents about their thoughts and feelings following the divorce. Their responses may help divorcing parents to make … Read More »

DIVORCING? Get your Power of Attorney in Place at the Start

August 26, 2019

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU BECOME INCAPACITATED DURING YOUR DIVORCE? It is important at the outset of a divorce to sign (or change, if signed previously) a power of attorney and a health care proxy. A power of attorney is a legal document appointing another to … Read More »

Your child’s voice in divorce: children’s lawyers

August 24, 2019

THE ATTORNEY FOR THE CHILD MAKES THE CHILD’S WISHES KNOWN Children are  stakeholders in divorce as much as their parents. How are children’s wishes made known during a divorce or custody proceeding? In New York state, children in certain cases are entitled to their own … Read More »

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