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25 Jan, 2017

New York Is a Melting Pot: Know the Culture You’re Working With – Part 2

By | January 25th, 2017|Collaborative Divorce|

“Home is where the heart is” is a lovely, flowery, figurative expression that surely makes sense and resonates. However, on a very fundamental level, home is made of bricks and mortar. It is the basic foundation of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, where we can cohabitate and be physically protected from the external elements.    Nearly all emphasize strong family connections, and many exhibit multi-generational homes with pooled resources and shared responsibilities, spanning two to three living generations under one roof or within close (more...)

23 Nov, 2016

New York Is a Melting Pot: Know the Culture You’re Working With

By | November 23rd, 2016|Collaborative Divorce|

In New York, there are enclaves of different traditional communities, including a strong Indian, Jewish, Muslim, Chinese and other Asian presence. There is also an amalgam of different religions, as people often have some sort of religious outline to their traditional backgrounds. Family law attorneys and mediators must be sensitive in their approach when handling divorce for those with specific cultural or religious guidelines. (more…)

20 Oct, 2016

‘Til Death Do Us Part…

By | October 20th, 2016|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Finances|

“'Til death do us part” may more aptly be phrased “I will follow you into the grave!”  I've had a number of clients come to me that live in loveless, self-absorbed, and contentious marriages but manage to exist, having developed a certain understanding in their relationship, such as living in separate bedrooms. Many of these people feel contempt, anger, or apathy towards their spouse. For example, their spouse may be extremely stingy; wastefully dissipate money on addictions; abusive, or duplicitous and cheating (more...)

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