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|

Will an Arbitration Clause Protect You?

When clients come to me wanting a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, they are typically the party initiating and driving the process because they have assets to protect and want to minimize or completely contain their exposure. These same clients also tend to be litigation averse and view the entire litigation arena as a threatening, menacing process that will invade their privacy, wear them down, diminish their wealth, and possibly compromise their integrity. As a mediator/litigator, I am in favor of mediation-arbitration clauses (more...)

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