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21 Sep, 2016

It’s None of Your Beeswax!

By | September 21st, 2016|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process|

I once read in a psychology journal that you can learn more about a person by looking through their drawers for a few minutes than you can by living with them for many years. Drawers are where people hide things, and oftentimes, even insightful, intuitive people find out they are living with someone that they do not know so well. It doesn’t matter the duration of the marriage. The irony is that marriage is commitment, yet it's often in the unraveling that (more...)

15 Aug, 2016

How Enforceable Is Your Divorce Agreement?

By | August 15th, 2016|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce and Children, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process|

The agreement is finally signed. The ink is drying. The divorcing parties want to let out a big sigh that it’s finally over. But is it? Last month, I wrote that there is no such thing as a gentleman’s agreement, but what about when you have a signed and duly acknowledged agreement? Good lawyering is, among other things, the art of utilizing words in the most poignant and effective manner. Words, sentences, and terms are carefully calibrated; their misuse can have a (more...)

11 Jul, 2016

There’s No Such Thing as a Gentlemen’s Agreement…and Then Some!

By | July 11th, 2016|Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process, Separation Agreements|

Often when couples first begin talking about divorce, they come up with their own agreement: “I'll take this, and you’ll take that…I’ll be responsible for this, and you’ll be responsible for that.” Sometimes, they recruit a mutual friend to play makeshift mediator, and then somewhat live under the terms of the agreement they contrive. However, this agreement is unenforceable, as it is usually either a gentleman’s agreement or one written, but not signed, notarized, and acknowledged in the manner required by the (more...)

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