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  • 12-Jul-2016

    Common Mistakes in High Net Worth Divorces

    Divorce is never easy, but divorces involving large amounts of money, property, and other assets are even more challenging. In addition to the types of issues present in typical divorces, such as spousal and child support, child custody, visitation ...
  • 11-Jul-2016

    8 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Prenuptial Agreement

    With wedding season upon us, it is important for couples to consider creating prenuptial agreements before walking down the aisle. While some people look upon prenuptial agreements negatively, it should be understood that they are designed to protect ...
  • 17-Jun-2016

    Who Pays for a Child's Summer Camp When Parents are Divorced?

    When summer comes around, many children are interested in attending summer camps with their friends, youth groups, or classmates. In addition, many parents with children take interest in such camps when they are required to work full-time hours and ...
  • 17-Jun-2016

    Questions About Summer Vacations with Shared Children

    When children who attend school are released for summer vacation, parents’ schedules change greatly. Although these summer schedules can greatly differ for any family, divorced parents with shared children may suffer many more anxieties and ...
  • 5-May-2016

    Protecting Your Business in a Divorce

    Your business is likely one of the most valuable assets you own – the product of countless hours of work and a huge amount of resources. You’ve nurtured it and grown it into what it is today, so it belongs to no one but you and your ...
  • 29-Mar-2016

    Navigating the Divorce Process: Know Your Options

    If you are contemplating a divorce in New York, you know that this isn’t a decision you should make hastily. It is important to know your options as well as the various ways in which you can achieve your end goal. It is also equally important ...
  • 1-Mar-2016

    Divorce And Taxes: What You Need To Know!

    As a divorce attorney, many of my clients were trying to end their marriage as 2015 ended, and for others, they started divorce proceedings as the New Year began. I encourage everyone to understand that divorce has tax ramifications. You need to be ...
  • 24-Feb-2016

    3 Effective Ways to Working Out Custody Arrangements Amicably

    As a New York family law attorney, mediator, and psychologically trained medical professional, I regularly counsel fathers and mothers going through divorce who are considering a custody action. Often these concerned parents have a fair amount of ...
  • 11-Feb-2016

    Why Do Divorce Rates Sky-Rocket in February?

    Although most people believe February’s most important date is the 14 th, when chocolates and gifts are exchanged between lovers, a recent study has shown that divorce has become increasingly popular during the month of February. In fact, data ...
  • 21-Jan-2016

    Proposals & Prenups: How Can a Lawyer Help?

    Many couples are eagerly preparing for a romantic Valentine’s Day. Many couples will get engaged on Valentine’s Day like pop star Lady Gaga and actor Taylor Kinney did last year. Suddenly everyone is swept away by love, planning a ...
  • 13-Jan-2016

    Why is January Known as "Divorce Month?"

    In our previous blog, we discussed why the New Year can be a good time for a fresh start if you have been considering divorce. For a variety of reasons, many people choose to wait until the start of the New Year to begin divorce proceedings, making ...
  • 30-Dec-2015

    Thinking About Divorce in 2016?

    It’s that time of year when we are about to sip champagne and ring in the New Year. The celebrity buzz is Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert of country music stardom have called it quits and their divorce will be well underway in 2016. Couples ...
  • 1-Dec-2015

    Divorcing? Children? Holidays? Oh, No!

    When you are a divorce attorney, inevitably holiday time for clients and their families is turbulent and for some, very unhappy. Where do the children spend Thanksgiving? Who gets Hanukkah? What about Christmas? New Years? Even though your divorce is ...
  • 19-Nov-2015

    Child Custody in New York: How Does it Work?

    Types of Child Custody In New York, child custody matters fall under the jurisdiction of the state. There are two types of child custody: legal and physical. Legal custody allows a parent to make important decisions for a child’s life, ...
  • 2-Sep-2015

    Divorce Check List!

    Divorce affects every aspect of your life so choosing the right attorney to help navigate you through a successful divorce is key. Once you have selected the right attorney, the next step is to properly prepare for the first meeting. Make a list of ...
  • 4-Aug-2015

    Mistakes Couples Make When Divorcing!

    Divorce is not something you planned for when you walked down the aisle. Imagine also having to manage your family and finances during this sad, turbulent time. Now more than ever it’s important to make good, sound decisions! The problem is ...
  • 24-Jul-2015

    Custody Battle Over a Child Yet to Be Born!

    You probably know Sherri Shepard as a comedienne and most notably as a chat host on “The View” on ABC television. Now we know Sherri Shepard as a woman entangled in a divorce war with her TV writer husband Lamar Sally. But more ...
  • 27-Jun-2015

    Divorce. With or Without Lawyers

    I am so excited to share with you the development of my new book “Divorce: With or Without Lawyers!” I have been educating clients and the public for many years on how divorce doesn’t always have to be down and dirty. Divorce can be ...
  • 15-May-2015

    Negotiating to Get What You Deserve: Part 3

    How active should you be in the negotiations? That will depend largely on the state of your emotions. The basic fact is that you are the principal – your lawyer is there to advise you and represent you, but what is being decided is your ...
  • 14-May-2015

    Negotiating to Get What You Deserve: Part 2

    But most divorces are far from amicable. The couples involved are too hurt, angry, or insecure to work out an agreement on their own. They will need their lawyers not only to protect their rights but to serve as their advisers and negotiators in what ...
  • 13-May-2015

    Negotiating to Get What You Deserve: Part 1

    All the statistics point in the same direction: For many men, divorce is an expensive inconvenience. Despite their complaints, they have enough money left to live much as they always have and, if they choose, marry again and support a new family. For ...
  • 12-May-2015

    Child Support: What You May Have Overlooked

    One of the topics we’ve discussed extensively is child support as part of divorce cases. The divorce process, which should only affect the couple, sadly also affects the children in the family. One of the most important parts of the process is ...
  • 28-Apr-2015

    Postnuptial Agreement

    Getting Married is very exciting! Spring is that time of year when brides are eagerly gearing up for their June weddings and all the glitz, glamour and drama a wedding brings. But what about after the wedding day? Are you truly prepared for the ...
  • 9-Apr-2015

    Conscious Uncoupling and Divorce Mediation

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their separation this week and described it as a “conscious uncoupling” over at Goop, Gwyneth’s personal website. Their statement read they had “come to the conclusion that while we ...
  • 9-Apr-2015

    Divorce and Childhood Obesity

    The impact of divorce is truly a family affair. This is very evident in the expanding waist lines of children of divorce. As a family law attorney and medical professional I hear the horror stories from clients all the time on how their divorce is ...
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