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New York Divorce Blog

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  • 10-Jul-2020

    5 Signs Your Spouse has a Personality Disorder!

    As a psychologically-trained divorce attorney and mediator, I receive many calls from spouses who talk about their marriages that are filled with drama, hostility, verbal abuse, and high intensity. When I hear some of these descriptions, I often ...
  • 8-Jul-2020

    Top 5 Reasons to Have a Prenuptial Agreement

    If there is anything we have learned during this pandemic (besides vigorous hand washing), it is the amazing power of technology. We are fortunate to live in a digital age where information is at our fingertips. We can easily plan anything from our ...
  • 6-Jul-2020

    I Want a Divorce. Should I Move Out?

    The answer is usually, “No!” I tell clients never to leave their home. Making this move can work against you when divorcing if not properly strategized. I often hear from clients that once divorce is in the air it is extremely difficult ...
  • 3-Jul-2020

    How to Tell Your Spouse You Want a Divorce!

    A player from a major league baseball team called my office and scheduled a phone consultation. His wife seemed to have bipolar disorder and/or depression. He had tried to cope with it for many years, especially as he was on the road a lot, but he ...
  • 1-Jul-2020

    What to Do When Your Husband Wants a Divorce!

    It is not unusual for a wife to all of a sudden hear from her husband that he wants a divorce. There can be a lot of factors influencing a partner to come to this decision; another woman, a midlife crisis; and sometimes financial difficulties. ...
  • 29-Jun-2020

    I am a Dependent Spouse. Do I Have to Pay My Legal Fees?

    I had a new client last year who was terrified when she called me. She was married to a very rich philanthropist who was extremely controlling. He liked to control everything, from his money, to his businesses, to her. In spite of their enormous ...
  • 26-Jun-2020

    Are You Wavering About Your Divorce?

    It's a big decision. You've been thinking about it for a long time. Should I? Shouldn't I? Yes, I really should. But what will it mean? How do I tell my spouse? These are the questions I often hear from people who consult with me. Usually ...
  • 24-Jun-2020

    5 Things You Need to Know About Child Support!

    What is Child Support: Child support is financial support provided by the noncustodial parent. It includes cash payments based on the parent's income and the needs of the child,health insurance, payments for child care, and payments for ...
  • 22-Jun-2020

    Nannies to Nobility Love Mediation!

    Since I have been practicing over 35 years I have had an amazing array of clients from nannies to nobility. Regardless of a client’s position in life the 3 P’s of Mediation is appealing to all - Positive, Productive, and Peaceful. About ...
  • 19-Jun-2020

    Will I Receive Spousal Support?

    I’ve been speaking with a lot of spouses recently who are concerned about whether or not they will receive spousal support. It is a fair question. There are many issues that must be handled when a couple decides to file for divorce. One issue ...
  • 17-Jun-2020

    Litigation vs. Mediation: To Punish or Not to Punish?

    When considering divorce clients are usually familiar with going to court and fighting. More and more clients are learning there are more peaceful options. These days, during consultations clients ask more about the difference between ...
  • 15-Jun-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-Jun-2020

    4 Reasons to say "Goodbye" to your Divorce Lawyer!

    Why did you hire your divorce attorney? An impressive legal background? Great reviews? A family referral? Whatever the reason, if you are not happy with your divorce lawyer, and they’re not doing a great job for you, it’s time to them to ...
  • 10-Jun-2020

    It's Time for Change! Taking your First Divorce Step!

    I often tell my clients going through a divorce, the only predictability in life is change. We all dread and reluctantly develop coping mechanisms for managing the inevitable change that is part of being human, just as we are all adjusting to life ...
  • 8-Jun-2020

    Child Custody Challenges During the Pandemic!

    As a divorce attorney and mediator with over 35 years of experience, I’ve seen it all! Nothing surprises me. But divorce cases I am handling during COVID -19 have been real eye-openers. Fortunately, I have some great solutions!! A devoted dad, ...
  • 5-Jun-2020

    Divorce Mediation - The Peaceful Alternative!

    During these difficult times of medical confusion, loss of jobs, and socially painful unrest, as a divorce attorney and mediator, I am happy to offer spouses a peaceful approach to divorce. It gives me great pleasure to offer a productive alternative ...
  • 3-Jun-2020

    Did You Know Divorce Can Ruin Your Credit Score?

    If you are thinking about getting a divorce, your credit score may be the last thing on your mind, but you’d better think twice. Divorce can greatly impact your finances and credit history. Even the most amicable divorce can leave you in ...
  • 1-Jun-2020

    DIVORCE: With or Without Lawyers!

    It’s true! The courts will be opening up again soon! The backlog will be brutal, and for many of you thinking of divorce going to court may be unnecessary! Why go to court when you can divorce without lawyers. You will avoid the turmoil of the ...
  • 29-May-2020

    Do You Know Your "Marriage Money Style?"

    Money for most of us is an emotionally charged topic. That’s why few of us and few couples like to talk about it. When couples come to see me and are considering a divorce, money can actually be, yes, even more than sex, what is driving the ...
  • 27-May-2020

    6 Mistakes to Avoid in a High Net Worth Divorce

    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 ...
  • 25-May-2020

    5 Spring Cleaning Divorce Tips

    With the change of season comes the deep desire to start getting rid of the old and bring in the new. Cleaning out the closets, getting organized, opening up the windows, and airing out the house. It feels good!! Now that many of us are still staying ...
  • 22-May-2020

    Did You Know a Postnuptial Agreement can Save Your Marriage?

    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 that a wedding brings virtually in this new world in which we are living! But what about the ...
  • 20-May-2020

    3 Tips for Handling Divorce Anxiety!

    Yes, divorce anxiety is a real thing. As a psychologically-trained medical professional, mediator and divorce attorney, I can spot divorce anxiety right away. I often hear and see the symptoms before my clients do. Why wouldn’t divorce be ...
  • 18-May-2020

    5 Tips to Help You Talk to Your Spouse about Divorce while in Quarantine

    Kevin and Laurie have been married for 15 years. They have a 6 year old daughter with behavioral problems. Kevin is a financial planner, and Laurie works part-time as a computer programmer. For the past 2 years, Kevin has been concerned that his wife ...
  • 15-May-2020

    Men Get Abused Too!

    When we think of spousal abuse we often hear the wife is being abused, but men get abused too! I have worked with a few men in the last six months who all found themselves in very emotionally abusive relationships with their wives. The abuse then ...
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