30 Apr, 2020

Flattening the Curve in Divorce

By | April 30th, 2020|Collaborative Divorce|

When I heard the term “Flattening the Curve” associated with COVID 19, it was eerily familiar, with great resonance.  Divorce is about flattening a different kind of curve. Instead of spreading out medical care, divorce professionals spread out the financial and emotional impact of divorce on a family.  COVID is here; it is looking society straight in the eye; there is no averting its presence; it’s the stark reality, so too is divorce when it’s impending and underway. It’s about spreading the (more...)

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...)

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