16 Jan, 2019

Do You Need a Postnup?

By | January 16th, 2019|Collaborative Divorce, Separation Agreements|

While the term “prenuptial agreement” has made its way into mainstream vocabulary, many still look flummoxed by the term “postnup.” What is it and are you in need of one? A postnuptial agreement is structured like a prenup and bears similar terms, such as separate and marital property designations, specific maintenance provisions or waivers, estate provisions, and the gaping absence of rights relating to children of the marriage. Akin to a prenup, the agreement is mostly relevant and effective upon a separation (more...)

5 Nov, 2018

Are You a Puppet in Your Own Prenup?

By | November 5th, 2018|Collaborative Divorce|

In sync with the current day, age, and New York City demographic, I have been doing a substantial amount of prenuptial agreements. The underlying dynamics and personalities are critical defining variables. One such dynamic that has recently been popping up in a nearly extreme and cartoonish manner is the “Puppet In Their Own Prenup!” or “Where’s Waldo?!” scenarios. This is where one of the parties is AWOL from the entire negotiation and preparation process and the whole agreement is orchestrated on their (more...)

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...)

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