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  • 18-Sep-2019

    Poor Mental Health Destroys Marriages!

    We see all kinds of abusive relationships in the news but do you know many marriages end today because one party is dealing with mental health issues that result in abusive behaviors that destroy marriages? Today a person facing divorce Googles ...
  • 16-Sep-2019

    5 Co-Parenting Tips!

    During and after divorce it’s important to remember your children did not sign on to be your football. Many parents put their children right in the middle of their mess out of anger and pain. My advice? Don’t! Your children don’t ...
  • 3-Sep-2019

    Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads can Survive Divorce!!

    Are you wondering how you are going to survive your divorce financially? There are many spouses who married young or gave up lucrative careers to have children once they were married. They often spend most of their marriage helping to support and, in ...
  • 6-Aug-2019

    3 Financial Mistakes to Avoid When Divorcing!

    1.) NOT CONSIDERING MEDIATION: If there is any chance you and your spouse can work together in an amicable way- consider mediation! Mediation will save you time and thousands of dollars in legal fees, not to mention unnecessary heartache! As a ...
  • 2-Jul-2019


    What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word “divorce?” “Fight!” Hire a Lawyer.” This is the way it’s been ever since the founding of our country, when we imported the British legal model for divorce ...
  • 26-Apr-2019

    6 Spring Cleaning Divorce Tips

    6 SPRING CLEANING DIVORCE TIPS Yeaaay! Spring is finally here! I thought it would never come. 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 ...
  • 4-Mar-2019

    Is Your Spouse Paying Taxes?

    Is Your Spouse Paying the Taxes? It’s that time of year again. Dreaded tax time! For those getting a divorce, taxes are the least of their worries. But let me share with you a story that will open your eyes and make you think twice. After ...
  • 6-Feb-2019


    DIVORCE PROOF YOUR RELATIONSHIP! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Traditionally couples in the millions get engaged on this day. Being in the field of family law as an attorney for more than thirty-five years, I expect that fifty ...
  • 25-Jan-2019

    5 Tips on How to Treat Minor Children While Going Through a Divorce

    5 Tips on How to Treat Minor Children While Going Through a Divorce With the holidays in the rearview mirror, many of us have set resolutions and goals for ourselves for 2019 in pursuit of happiness and personal development. For some, the attainment ...
  • 4-Jan-2019


    DIVORCE MEDIATION MATTERS TO MILLENIALS The millennial generation, born between 1980-2000, are enthusiastically embracing Divorce Mediation. Millenials are different from Generation X and Baby Boomers. They are tech savvy, play well with others, they ...
  • 3-Dec-2018

    Five Ways to Survive the Holidays During a Divorce

    Five Ways to Survive the Holidays During a Divorce Going through a separation or divorce during the holidays can be really dreadful! This time of year you are expected to be festive and to behave as if things are good. On the inside you’re ...
  • 2-Nov-2018

    Divorcing? Children? Holidays? Oh, No!

    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? ...
  • 25-Sep-2018

    Your Divorce Checklist!

    Your Divorce Checklist! You have been busy shopping for clothes and school supplies. You’ve been busy preparing the children to go back to school, and now they have settled in. This is the time of year when once the children are focused and ...
  • 20-Sep-2018

    What Happens to Your Estate Plan When You Divorce?

    What Happens to Your Estate Plan When You Divorce? By Michael Giusto and Lois Brenner Getting a divorce is a stressful experience and it’s not unusual for spouses to forget to address estate planning issues either before, during, or afterwards. ...
  • 2-Aug-2018

    Save Your Marriage with a Postnuptial Agreement

    Save Your Marriage with a Postnuptial Agreement I met with a married couple recently who had an unusual request. They wanted to discuss issues they were having in their open marriage. This was somewhat of an eye opening situation for me. They had ...
  • 16-Jul-2018

    3 Best Methods to Settle a Custody Dispute

    3 Best Methods to Settle a Custody Dispute Last week, I read that Nia Vardalos, the My Big Fat Greek Wedding (funny movie!) star, and Ian Gomez sadly filed for divorce after 25 years of marriage. They cited irreconcilable differences and asked for ...
  • 2-Jul-2018

    DIVORCE: With or Without Lawyers!

    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 handled in a variety of ways. I can help you explore your options. You can ...
  • 1-Jun-2018


    MORE MILLENNIALS SEEK PRENUPS!! It’s that time of year again when many couples will be walking down the aisle. To have or not to have a prenuptial agreement is not the most romantic conversation to have as you are tasting wedding cake fillings ...
  • 22-May-2018

    Lois Brenner in The New York Times!

    Take a look at my Letter to the Editor at The New York Times on Mediating Abusive Relationships. You may find it interesting! If you or someone you know is being abused I can show you how mediation can be helpful when dealing with abusive ...
  • 10-May-2018


    DO ROYALS HAVE PRENUPS? Should you? When anyone ties the knot there is a lot at stake, but when you’re Royal that usually includes a whole lot of money! You may be surprised to learn when it comes to the royal family in England, prenups are ...
  • 1-May-2018

    Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets?

    Divorcing? Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets? When a client comes to see me to discuss divorce it is not unusual for me to hear “I think my spouse is hiding assets. I have no idea what assets we have, or where they are. What do I do?” At many ...
  • 26-Apr-2018

    Meet Lois Brenner!

    MEET LOIS BRENNER! HERE'S HOW.. ___________________________________________________________________________ "Psychology of Money" Event Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Time: 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Ameriprise Financial 530 Fifth Ave. ...
  • 6-Apr-2018

    Are you ready to build your "Bird Nest?"

    Are you ready to build your “Bird Nest?” Have you all seen the new show “Splitting Up Together”? It is a new series that airs Tuesday nights at 9:30 PM on ABC. It is about a couple that falls out of love, (as many do these ...
  • 2-Apr-2018

    Can a Postnuptial Agreement save your Marriage?

    Can a Postnuptial Agreement 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. But what about the ...
  • 13-Mar-2018


    GET YOUR “FREE” DIVORCE PERSONALITY QUIZ!!!! Head (Legal Strategy) + Heart (Emotions) “Unlike any other Divorce Attorney” Lois M. Brenner, Esq., PA-C, is a renowned New York Divorce Attorney, an accredited Divorce Mediator and ...
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