Victimhood Has Currency

Most people spin conflict so that they are the victor or the victim. Here’s why it’s important to keep that instinct in check. The legal community focuses heavily on the topic of domestic violence with continuing legal education seminars and pro bono clinics. There is even a specialized court called the IDV court (integrated domestic violence), where the family law cases that have alleged elements of domestic violence are adjudicated. Abuse comes in many forms - emotional, physical, sexual, and financial. Courts (more...)

Protecting Your Business Partners from Your Marital Fallout

Most people are prepared to undergo intense scrutiny and background checks when entering into a business partnership or for consideration to high-level corporate and finance positions.  It’s a common occurrence meant to unearth skeletons and expose red flags in your life.  The business partners or corporation want to know how your problems may become their problems if you are onboarded and welcomed into their fold.  Your prospective or current marriage may be one of the things they look at with discomfiting interest.  (more...)

Title Doesn’t Matter

In marriage, title doesn't matter. Titles to houses, cars, accounts and businesses can all get overridden by the statute and court system in a divorce.   I often do consultations where people say things like, “I'm married, but we keep everything separate.” They operate under the assumption that, because each party has assets in their own name, it’s separate property under the law. They think that the default in a marriage tips to individual title, and that the only things that are jointly (more...)

July 24th, 2023|Divorce Agreements, Divorce Finance, Financial Planning|

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