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New York Divorce Blog

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  • 4-Dec-2020

    10 Financially Smart COVID Divorce Tips!

    Even if you are not quite ready to get divorced, you need to be informed and Financially Smart. Deciding to divorce is a complex process. How easy or difficult the process will be depends on you and how your spouse responds. The better prepared you ...
  • 2-Dec-2020

    4 Ways to Prepare for Your COVID Divorce!

    Although we are all wondering when this pandemic will be over, some of us are using this valuable time to prepare for life moving forward. Maybe you want to take some classes, start an exercise program, change careers, or plan to start a family. As a ...
  • 30-Nov-2020

    Are You a High Conflict Couple Looking for a COVID Divorce?

    As a divorce attorney and mediator, I can tell you divorce litigation is very rarely a positive process. Mediated and negotiated settlements are increasingly popular, especially among divorcing couples in today’s COVID-19 climate. A high ...
  • 27-Nov-2020

    5 Tips for Surviving an Unhappy Marriage During the Coronavirus Pandemic!

    The coronavirus has changed our everyday lives beyond our understanding. We are all trying to be strong, go with the flow, and find creative ways to cope. Then there are those of us unhappily locked up with our spouse or significant other in an ...
  • 24-Nov-2020

    We Have Divorce Support During the Coronavirus Pandemic and the Holidays!

    I know that thinking about or getting a divorce under the best of circumstances is an overwhelming experience. Divorcing while dealing with the Coronavirus is the last thing you need. And now with the holidays upon us, yet another layer of stress is ...
  • 23-Nov-2020

    Divorcing Dads Love Their Children Too!

    When a married couple goes through a divorce, one of the most contested issues is often their children. As a psychologically-trained mediator and divorce attorney for more than 35 years, I’ve seen countless custody disputes. For many years, ...
  • 20-Nov-2020

    What Should Be Included in Your Separation Agreement?

    Many spouses expect divorce to be an ongoing battle, but as a seasoned New York divorce attorney and mediator, I tell many spouses it doesn’t have to be! There are constructive ways to tackle divorce and create a battle-free path that is ...
  • 18-Nov-2020

    Divorce Story

    As a divorce attorney and psychologically-trained mediator, I hear all kinds of diverse divorce stories. I have decided to share some of these stories monthly with you. Naturally, I will change the names and some of the details to protect my clients. ...
  • 16-Nov-2020

    Divorce and the Family Business!

    Divorces for people who own businesses are different from those of wage earners. First of all, businesses often have cash income which is not declared on tax returns. This makes it difficult to estimate or trace the cash. Businesses are assets, ...
  • 13-Nov-2020

    4 Tips to Protect and Build Your Credit Score After Divorce!

    Divorce simply put, is a mess! It’s emotional, financial and painful! Even after the divorce is complete you can be left with lingering effects. This is especially true when it comes to your credit. During a divorce you often have to untangle ...
  • 11-Nov-2020

    Can I Get Spousal Maintenance?

    As a divorce attorney and mediator for over 35 years, I have received lots of questions about divorce. There are so many issues that must be handled when a couple decides to file for divorce. One issue that many divorcing couples are forced to ...
  • 6-Nov-2020

    High Net Worth Divorce Mistakes!

    High Net Worth Divorce cases can be complicated and highly emotional. The proceedings (litigation) or negotiations (mediation) can be exhausting as both parties wrestle for what they feel they deserve. As a skilled high net worth divorce ...
  • 6-Nov-2020

    We Are In Love!​ Why Do We Need A Prenup?

    I’m designing my wedding dress, selecting flowers, and tasting cakes for the happiest day of my life! Why is my fiance talking to me about a prenup? That’s what Michelle said to me tearfully during a recent phone consultation. Much of the ...
  • 4-Nov-2020

    Let Me Answer Your Questions About Equitable Distribution!

    As a divorce attorney and mediator for more than 35 years, I have been guiding many spouses on the process of divorce. The more educated you are about divorce, the better decisions you can make. Today I am going to answer some of your questions about ...
  • 2-Nov-2020

    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 ...
  • 30-Oct-2020

    Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer If I am Mediating my Divorce?

    As a psychologically-trained divorce attorney and mediator, I am uniquely skilled as both an attorney and a mediator. When I am wearing my mediator hat and guiding a couple in the mediation process, I sometimes suggest spouses consult with an ...
  • 28-Oct-2020

    I Can Guide You on How to Talk to Your Spouse About Divorce!

    The day you walked down the aisle and said, “I do” was probably one of the best days of your life. You never anticipated a time when you would be asking your spouse for a divorce. But time has passed, a lot of unhappiness has crept into ...
  • 26-Oct-2020

    Need Help Deciding Whether You Should Litigate or Mediate?

    When considering divorce, many people are familiar with going to court and fighting. But more and more couples are learning there are more peaceful options. These days, during consultations clients ask more about the difference between ...
  • 23-Oct-2020

    7 Signs You Are Being Controlled by Your Spouse

    During a recent phone consultation I spoke with a woman in her 40s who tearfully explained she had no control over her life. Her husband had multiple separate bank accounts and was cutting back on her “spending money,” which he gave her ...
  • 21-Oct-2020

    Tips for Managing Depression and Anxiety During Divorce

    As a divorce attorney and psychologically-trained mediator, I hear from spouses all the time about their depression and anxiety. The pain, turmoil, and chaos of divorce can be terrifying to some. Unfortunately, depression and anxiety are not unusual ...
  • 19-Oct-2020

    10 Brenner Divorce Tips!

    Even if you are not quite ready to get divorced, you need to be informed and financially smart. Deciding to divorce is a complex process. Deciding how easy or difficult the process will be depends on you and how your spouse responds. How well or ill ...
  • 16-Oct-2020

    Need Help With Your Parenting Agreement?

    In my “divorce story” blog post on Wednesday, I briefly described helping a couple with a parenting agreement. A few parents contacted me and had lots of questions about creating a parenting agreement. I thought I would address some of ...
  • 14-Oct-2020

    Divorce Story

    As a divorce attorney and psychologically-trained mediator, I hear all kinds of diverse divorce stories. I have decided to share some of these stories monthly with you. Naturally, I will change the names and some of the details to protect my clients. ...
  • 12-Oct-2020

    You Can Divorce Without a Lawyer!

    We’ve all heard the horror stories from friends, newspapers, blogs and tabloids. The typical divorce can be a nightmare and everybody loses except, maybe, the divorce attorneys, who get paid for their time while divorcing couples fight over ...
  • 9-Oct-2020

    Is Sole Custody in Your Child's Best Interest?

    As a psychologically-trained divorce attorney and mediator it is unusual these days to see one parent asking for the sole physical custody of the children. I recently consulted with a client who was insisting on this. This type of request can ...
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