Divorcing High Net Worth Couples

How apropos is the expression, “Increased possessions, increased worries” or the lyrics to the song, “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems” to high net worth divorces? In short, these are first world problems, but problems, nonetheless. The bigger and more intricate or complex the pie, the more moving parts there are to account for. The asset portfolio and sources of income streams and investments are multilayered and the “mandatory” “nondiscretionary” expenses and the definition of necessities have a significantly broader scope. The difference between (more...)

July 16th, 2018|Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process|

Beware the Trojan Horse

During negotiations, people oftentimes have a hierarchy of what's important to them. As a divorce attorney, you have to coach your clients to be wary of what they want versus what the other spouse wants to give them, because almost every scenario has its benefits and pitfalls. Consider these various potential Trojan Horses: Houses: Getting the house in a settlement is typically a big issue. Often, the spouse that wants the home perceives it as a security blanket because someone else had (more...)

May 18th, 2018|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Finances|

Divorcing XoXo Style

Any experienced matrimonial attorney who straddles the litigation and mediation spheres can attest to the general misconception that mediation is calm, smooth sailing, and hunky dory, while court cases are vicious and adversarial. This most definitely is NOT the case! At times, during mediation, spouses can be at each other's throats, while litigation cases may be quite untroubled and contained, especially with the help of skilled attorneys who can cut through the malarkey, and not take extreme and impractical positions that are (more...)

March 22nd, 2018|Divorce Mediation Process|

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