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So far Cheryl Stein has created 29 blog entries.
8 Nov, 2019

Good Samaritan Divorce

By | November 8th, 2019|Divorce Finances, Separation Agreements|

Is there a price tag to being a Good Samaritan in Divorce?  “A Good Samaritan — a charitable or helpful person.”  There are infinite ways of exercising kindness to one’s spouse during a divorce, but we will focus on the timing of divorce here.   Sometimes, in a divorce, one party needs more time while the other wants the divorce finalized immediately. The one that wants the immediate resolution will try to exercise grace, extend the other party significant latitude, and give them (more...)

18 Oct, 2019

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

By | October 18th, 2019|Divorce and Children|

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...)

11 Aug, 2019

Beware Selling Clients the Brooklyn Bridge

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

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...)

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