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So far Cheryl Stein has created 55 blog entries.
23 Jan, 2024

Protecting Your Business Partners from Your Marital Fallout

By | January 23rd, 2024|Divorce Agreements, Divorce Finance, Financial Planning, Separation Agreements|

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...)

24 Jul, 2023

Title Doesn’t Matter

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

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...)

19 May, 2023

Spouse or Competitor

By | May 19th, 2023|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce & Personality Disorder, Divorce Finance, Separation Agreements|

Over my career, I’ve seen many cases in which the parties act more like top-tier competitors as opposed to loving spouses and partners. This almost always causes one of them to feel badly about the relationship because they can’t help but compare their “worth” to their partner’s. They may feel like they’re always outwitted and somehow beaten by them.  Usually, dynamics like these involve two highly skilled and highly successful professionals. For example: A couple was running a medical practice together, and (more...)

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