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...)

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...)

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...)

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