31 Aug, 2020

Is Your Attorney Asleep at the Wheel?

By | August 31st, 2020|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Mediation Process|

A lot of times people come to me for a second opinion or to have me take over their case. The complaint many people have about their attorney is not about billable hours. Rather, the chief complaint I hear is, “My attorney is asleep at the wheel and neglecting my case." Is he/she, though? The strategy in boxing is to wear down your opponent. Have him throw a lot of punches until he's totally drained. He may think he is beating you, (more...)

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...)

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