18 May, 2018

Beware the Trojan Horse

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

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...)

20 Jul, 2017

Equality Schmality

By | July 20th, 2017|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce and Children, Divorce Finances|

Men often voice that they feel they get the raw end of the stick during divorce, without a larger understanding of their situation. Generally, women are perceived as victims and sympathetic characters in divorce, both in the monetary and parenting realms. (more…)

24 May, 2017

The Nurse with a Purse and Sugar Daddy Dynamic

By | May 24th, 2017|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process|

The idea of a “sugar daddy” is very common and well-known: A “sugar daddy” is an older man who marries a younger woman and takes care of her. There is a similar, but lesser-known dynamic when the older marrying spouse is a woman. This dynamic has been referred to as the "nurse with a purse." In both cases, it’s equally important for the older spouse to obtain a Prenuptial Agreement. Often, the woman in the "nurse with a purse" situation is in (more...)

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