When Children Are Treated Like Chattel in Divorce; Don’t Let Your Kids Get Lost in the Shuffle!

As parents go through the pain of divorce, it can become a petty competition between spouses, and the children become the rope in an ugly, unfair tug-o-war.  People going through divorce may get reduced to their own worst, most childlike state. They may project a lot of what's happening to them onto the children. They may use the children as tools, using the kids as an excuse to justify what they want.  Here’s a case in point. A mother wanted primary custody (more...)

October 18th, 2019|Divorce and Children|

Beware Selling Clients the Brooklyn Bridge

When parties first engage in the divorce process, they often do not know the law, how their situation looks from the outside, and how things unfold in court. Part of the attorney’s role may be to give the client a gentle wake-up call. Sometimes when you're strategizing with them, they’re not sure what tools you may use to try and seal their case. In part because clients aren’t always telling you the full stack and sharing all their skeletons, I would not (more...)

August 11th, 2019|Divorce and Children, Divorce Finances|

What’s Mine Is Mine, And What’s Yours Is Ours

While courtship is premised on a showering of gifts and benevolence to one’s partner, being a tightwad and hoarding for one’s self often signals the beginning of the end. No surprise. Money can often end up becoming the main source of tension within a marriage, ultimately leading to a divorce. I recently had a case where the husband, a sophisticated, forward-thinking man well into his 50’s, could not stop talking about his bar mitzvah. In his youth, he was one of those (more...)

May 15th, 2019|Latest|

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