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New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce News & Information

  • 30-Sep-2022

    Who Gets What in a Divorce? 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, ...
  • 28-Sep-2022

    Unhappy With Your Divorce Attorney? Get a Second Opinion!

    I receive calls all the time from spouses who are not happy with the non-performance of their divorce attorney. Some of them feel their lawyer doesn’t know what he/she is doing, and others never hear from their attorney and have no idea ...
  • 26-Sep-2022

    Attorney Lois Brenner's Divorce Checklist!

    Divorce is messy, sad and often painful. It affects every aspect of your life. Asking questions important to you during your initial consultation with a divorce attorney/mediator is key to navigating your path to a successful divorce and hiring the ...
  • 23-Sep-2022

    Need Help Divorcing Your Abusive Wife?

    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 year who all found themselves in very emotionally abusive relationships with their wives. The abuse then ...
  • 21-Sep-2022

    Don't Sign That Prenuptial Agreement Until...

    You have a skilled family law attorney review what you are signing. You must protect yourself and get what you are entitled to in the event of a divorce. As a seasoned family law attorney and prenuptial agreement specialist with over 35 years ...
  • 19-Sep-2022

    I Can Help You Tell Your Spouse You Want a Divorce!

    One of the housewives of a well known franchise called me to ask for my help on how to tell her spouse she wanted a divorce. Her husband had grown distant. He was barely holding a job anymore and spent no time with the children. He was drinking a lot ...
  • 16-Sep-2022

    Do You Need Help Divorcing a Paranoid Spouse?

    I received a phone call a few months ago from a very upset husband asking for help. Greg shared with me the story of his wife whom he loved very much but he didn’t know how to help her or what to do. The couple had been married 16 years and had ...
  • 14-Sep-2022

    Do You Have Questions About Child Support?

    The role of parents is to provide love, care and stability for their children. When parents decide to divorce, children are often the first to suffer. Sometimes children get lost in the complicated procedures of custody and visitation. Children sense ...
  • 12-Sep-2022

    Did You Know You Don't Need an Attorney to Get Divorced?

    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-Sep-2022

    Need Help Divorcing a Spouse With a Personality Disorder?

    If you do, I have some unique, successful, legal and psychological strategies that can help! Is it hard to remember a time when your marriage was happy and you and your spouse were in-sync? Now it seems all you do is live in drama, there is lots of ...
  • 7-Sep-2022

    Time for Back to School! Need Help Revising Your Visitation Schedule/ Parenting Plan?

    Yes, it’s that time of year again—it’s back to school. Revising school year schedules is a must for many parents and in particular for divorcing or divorced parents. In one of my “divorce story” blog posts, I briefly ...
  • 6-Sep-2022

    Did Your Spouse Just Tell You They Want a Divorce?

    Do you feel shocked? Angry? Sick? Scared? It is not unusual for a spouse to hear with no warning from the other that they want a divorce. This is painful and can be overwhelming. I receive calls, sometimes on Mondays or after a holiday weekend from ...
  • 2-Sep-2022

    If You Are Divorcing You Need to Get Your Estate in Order!

    Divorce is really messy. It’s an extremely difficult time emotionally. As a seasoned psychologically-trained divorce attorney and mediator, I work with divorcing couples all the time who share their sadness, confusion, anxiety and unhappiness ...
  • 31-Aug-2022

    Need Help Divorcing a Depressed Spouse?

    As a New York divorce attorney and psychologically-trained mediator, I hear from a lot of spouses who want a divorce because they have realized they have been living the horrors of being married to a narcissist or sociopath. But there are other ...
  • 29-Aug-2022

    Would You Like to Learn About Rehabilitative Maintenance?

    As a divorce attorney and mediator, it is my responsibility to inform clients of what they are entitled to when considering a divorce. Women, in particular, don’t realize they may be entitled to rehabilitative maintenance. For those of you who ...
  • 26-Aug-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 ...
  • 24-Aug-2022

    Say "I Do" to Your Partner and to a Prenuptial Agreement!

    The Fall season is around the corner and the holidays are not far behind. Lots of couples in love will be talking about engagements, weddings and prenuptial agreements. I’m already receiving phone calls from smart couples doing their due ...
  • 22-Aug-2022

    Get Divorced Now and Change Your Life!

    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 ...
  • 19-Aug-2022

    Need Help Divorcing a Controlling Spouse?

    During a recent phone consultation, I spoke with a woman in her late 50s who tearfully explained she had no control over her life. Her husband managed everything in her life. He controlled what she wore, ate, where she went, who her friends were and ...
  • 17-Aug-2022

    Wondering How a Divorce Will Affect You Financially?

    Even if you are not quite ready to get divorced, you need to be informed and financially prepared. A wonderful stable marriage is usually the stepping stone to creating family wealth. Divorce, on the other hand, is the opposite. It’s often ...
  • 15-Aug-2022

    Factors to Consider When Deciding How to Get Divorced!

    For over 35 years I have successfully served the NYC area as a psychologically-trained divorce attorney and mediator. Making the painful decision to leave your marriage is the biggest and hardest decision you may ever make. You cannot make this ...
  • 12-Aug-2022

    What You Might Not Know About Child Custody in New York!

    As a psychologically-trained divorce attorney and mediator, I receive calls from spouses all the time asking all kinds of questions about custody! So what is custody? Custody is not defined as the primary residence of the children. Custody is the ...
  • 10-Aug-2022

    My Survival Guide for Divorcing a Narcissist!

    If you are going to divorce a narcissist, my survival guide will help you! Are you ready! Do you have what it takes? You will need to be brave! Come on! You can do it! And I can help… As a psychilogically-trained divorce attorney and mediator, ...
  • 8-Aug-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 clients. ...
  • 5-Aug-2022

    How to Prepare for Your FREE Divorce Consultation!

    Divorce is a common occurrence these days. Sadly, an estimated 40-50% of couples divorce. The problem is no one ever prepares us to get divorced. When faced with the possibility of divorce, we have no choice but to prepare ourselves. First, I suggest ...
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