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New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce News & Information

  • 27-May-2022

    Do You Know What The Grounds Are for Divorce in New York?

    As a divorce attorney/mediator for over 35 years, I am often asked during a consultation about the grounds for divorce in New York. There are seven grounds for divorce. Irretrievable breakdown was added in 2010 as a legal reason – making it ...
  • 25-May-2022

    Are You Afraid 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 ...
  • 23-May-2022

    Let Me Show You How to Divorce Without an Attorney!

    It’s time to harness the power to manage your own divorce with my groundbreaking psychologically-infused divorce mediation method that approaches divorce both with head (legal) and with heart (emotional). Why fight and be in unnecessary pain ...
  • 20-May-2022

    Do You Have Questions About Equitable Distribution?

    As a divorce attorney and mediator for over 35 years, I have been guiding many spouses successfully on the path to divorce. The more educated you are about divorce, the better decisions you can make. I receive all kinds of questions about support, ...
  • 18-May-2022

    What to Do When Your Wife Wants a Divorce!

    It is not unusual for a husband to all of a sudden hear from his wife that she wants a divorce. There can be a lot of factors influencing a partner to come to this decision; feeling neglected or abused, financial difficulties, or perhaps another man. ...
  • 16-May-2022

    Let Me Help You Divorce Your Spouse That Cannot Be Found!

    If you want a divorce but you and your spouse have been estranged and you don’t know how to locate your spouse, Divorce by Publication is your answer! In New York the legal system requires that you make every effort to find your spouse in order ...
  • 13-May-2022

    My 10 Successful Visitation Tips!

    When a divorce occurs it not only affects the spouses but the entire family. For both parents and children during and after a divorce, maintaining healthy relationships with your children is a must. Visitation unfortunately, is very often a sad ...
  • 11-May-2022

    Call Me if You Want to Divorce a Spouse With a Personality Disorder!

    For over 35 years as a divorce attorney and psychologically-trained mediator, I uniquely guide couples, especially those with personality disorders, towards healthy, less painful, dignified divorces. Many of the couples I work with complain that ...
  • 9-May-2022

    If You Love Me, Why Do You Want a Prenuptial Agreement?

    I picked a venue, I’m designing my wedding dress, selecting flowers, and tasting cakes for the happiest day of my life! Why is my fiance asking me to sign a prenuptial agreement? That’s what Pheobe said to me tearfully during a recent ...
  • 6-May-2022

    When Should You Ask for Sole Physical Custody of the Children?

    As a psychologically trained divorce attorney and mediator it is unusual to see one parent asking for the sole physical custody of the children. This type of request can sometimes be considered an aggressive move. But the important question is why? ...
  • 4-May-2022

    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 ...
  • 2-May-2022

    Thinking If You Should Separate or Divorce?

    If you ate thinking about separation or divorce, wWhatever direction you choose, I’m here to answer all your questions, keep you on track and help you meet your goals! With over decades of experience as a divorce attorney and mediator, I have ...
  • 29-Apr-2022

    Is Your Marriage Making You Depressed?

    Have you wondered why you are always sad and feeling so bad? Do you think your marriage is making you depressed? Depression can make you feel tired, and like you are living under a cloud. You have no interest in activities and have dark thoughts ...
  • 27-Apr-2022

    Are You Over 50 and Considering a Divorce?

    The pandemic and isolation over the last two years made many couples look more closely at some of the issues that have been eating away at their long-time marriages. The stigma of divorce has certainly changed since the 50s and 60s. Women have risen ...
  • 25-Apr-2022

    Are Mental Health Issues Destroying Your Marriage?

    After living through a pandemic and losing loved ones and friends, there is an immediate need to address mental health issues plaguing marriages. We see all kinds of people suffering with mental health issues in the news, but do you know many ...
  • 22-Apr-2022

    Need a Second Opinion About Your Divorce Attorney's Advice?

    I receive calls all the time from spouses who are wondering if their divorce attorney is giving them the best divorce advice. Are they getting the best settlement? Is their divorce attorney really fighting for them? They explain their case is ...
  • 20-Apr-2022

    Are You Wavering About Getting a Divorce?

    I know. It’s a really big decision! You've probably been thinking about it for a long time. You may have already had a divorce consultation and still can’t decide. You’re wondering should I? Shouldn't I? Part of you thinks - ...
  • 18-Apr-2022

    Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets?

    As a divorce attorney and psychologically trained mediator with over 35 years of experience, I advise couples getting married to pay attention to the family finances. Both parties should know about the assets, taxes, real estate etc. I encourage ...
  • 15-Apr-2022

    Need Help With Your Parenting Agreement?

    In my “divorce story” blog post a few weeks ago, I briefly described helping a couple with a parenting agreement. A lot of parents contacted me and had many questions about creating a parenting agreement. I thought I would address some of ...
  • 13-Apr-2022

    Learn More About the Brenner Divorce Mediation Process!

    For more than 35 years I have served the NYC area as a psychologically trained divorce attorney and mediator. After witnessing the pain of many couples day after day, I decided to develop a unique mediation process to address divorce in a more humane ...
  • 11-Apr-2022

    Are You Ready to Divorce Your Spouse With a Personality Disorder?

    Are you ready to divorce your spouse with a personality disorder? If you are, I’m here to help! Is your marriage surrounded by chaos, hostility, conflict, frustration, and lots of drama? Are your efforts to improve the situation constantly ...
  • 8-Apr-2022

    Getting Married? My Top 9 Reasons to Have a Prenuptial Agreement!

    From what I’m hearing as a prenuptial agreement expert, divorce attorney, and mediator, is that couples are not letting the remnants of a global pandemic stand in their way of getting married. Because nothing can stop love, weddings in 2022 are ...
  • 6-Apr-2022

    Is Social Media Ruining Your Marriage?

    When a young woman called me and said, “Social media is ruining my marriage,” I told her I wasn’t surprised. Increasingly, social media is a chief complaint and cause of divorce. Couples don’t realize social media networking ...
  • 4-Apr-2022

    Finance Savvy for Women Who Want to Divorce!

    When considering divorce women’s number one concern is usually money! Now more than ever, women are taking control of their finances and acknowledging they need to be financially prepared if considering divorce. Even with this awareness, some ...
  • 1-Apr-2022

    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/mediator, I tell many spouses it doesn’t have to be! There are constructive ways to tackle divorce and create a battle-free zone that is ...
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