Divorcing Jekyll and Hyde

When a disorder, such as Borderline Personality Disorder, becomes well known and filters into mainstream vocabulary, all of a sudden, laymen are diagnosing each other with it at the drop of a hat. Obviously, a lot of divorcing couples paint their spouse with such labels, even though the person may simply not be handling the divorce well. When the average person undergoes an extreme stressor, such as an unraveling marriage and divorce, it makes sense that they may go a little haywire. (more...)

November 28th, 2017|Divorce & Personality Disorder|

When Love and Marriage Don’t Go Together like a Horse and Carriage….What’s Left?

Marriage is inherently deemed an economic partnership, according to the law, and upon its dissolution, the accumulated assets and interests are to be distributed on the basis of the economic needs and circumstances of the parties. Equitable distribution in New York is fact specific, and not a 50/50 split, like it is in the community property states, such as California, Arizona, Nevada, and Alaska. (There are 9 community property states in total.) Much is left to judicial discretion in this neck of (more...)

October 24th, 2017|Divorce Finances, Separation Agreements|

Equality Schmality

Men often voice that they feel they get the raw end of the stick during divorce, without a larger understanding of their situation. Generally, women are perceived as victims and sympathetic characters in divorce, both in the monetary and parenting realms. (more…)

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