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  • 13-Nov-2019

    My Separation Agreement Checklist!

    Are you thinking of Divorce? Well, you’re not alone. With 40%-50% of all marriages ending in divorce this is not as uncommon as you think. An important part of the divorce process is developing an agreement you can both live with. An agreement ...
  • 11-Nov-2019

    Could your Spouse be Bipolar?

    A divorcing couple came to see me for mediation. The husband had significant outstanding credit card bills. He also drank quite a bit. The wife wanted a divorce and they had one child. Whenever we had a meeting, the husband dominated the meeting, ...
  • 6-Nov-2019

    5 Signs you are Married to a Psychopath!

    As a divorce attorney I meet all kinds of people from all walks of life. I have found many clients don’t always realize the kind of person they are married to. For example, some clients are married to someone with a character disorder and they ...
  • 4-Nov-2019

    10 Signs your Spouse may be Cheating!

    Do you lie awake at night and wonder? Do you have a feeling in the pit of your stomach most of the time? You know something is not quite right, but you can’t put your finger on it. Do you think your spouse is cheating? Are you afraid to ask? Do ...
  • 29-Oct-2019

    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 of my seminars, I advise couples getting ...
  • 22-Oct-2019

    5 Signs You are in an Unhealthy Relationship!

    As a psychologically-trained divorce attorney I can often spot the signs of an unhealthy relationship even before my clients do. My advice in some cases is to seek therapy, in others I strongly suggest they consider divorce. If you see yourself ...
  • 15-Oct-2019

    IS YOUR SPOUSE A NARCISSIST?

    You would be very surprised to learn that psychological problems plague many divorcing couples today, and they don’t even know it. That is until now! When you look at the complex issues that infect families like verbal and physical abuse, ...
  • 8-Oct-2019

    ENGAGEMENT SEASON IS HERE!

    Are you thinking about your dress? Flowers? The cake? What about your Prenuptial Agreement? Newly engaged couples everywhere are starting to plan their perfect wedding. Many are focused on sharing the big news with family and friends over the ...
  • 2-Oct-2019

    To Trick or Treat?

    What divorcing/divorced parents can do so Halloween isn’t a nightmare! When you got divorced did you discuss Halloween as part of your visitation schedule? Probably not. After all, it’s not Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hannukkah! It is ...
  • 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

    EXPERIENCE THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL BRENNER DIVORCE MEDIATION METHOD!

    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!

    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

    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 ...
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