14 Jun, 2024

Required Reading for Involved Grandparents

By | June 14th, 2024|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Agreements, Divorce and Children, Divorce Finance, Divorce Mediation Process, Financial Planning|

Recommended reading: "Well Into Adulthood and Still Getting Money From Their Parents" Wall Street Journal, January 26th, 2024. In order to help their family thrive, many grandparents financially support their adult children and grandchildren. For example, let's think about a couple that lives in Manhattan with an income of $350,000 - $400,000 a year. In many places, that would be a decent amount of money. If someone's living on the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, or SoHo, it’s not nearly enough. In (more...)

15 May, 2024

Softening the Blow to Children Amid Divorce

By | May 15th, 2024|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Agreements, Divorce and Children, Divorce Mediation Process|

Nesting takes a little finesse on the part of mom and dad, but the kids get to stay put. If divorcing in a chaotic wild west style is on one end of the spectrum and divorcing like you’re having a congenial kumbaya and séance is on the other end of the spectrum, “Nesting” is the kumbaya séance.  Nesting is a custody arrangement in which each parent is in the marital residence with the children, exclusive of the other parent, during his or her (more...)

26 Feb, 2024

Victimhood Has Currency

By | February 26th, 2024|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Agreements, Divorce Finance, Financial Planning|

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...)

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