26 Apr, 2017

Help! Is My Attorney in Bed With My Ex’s Attorney?!

By | April 26th, 2017|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Mediation Process, Separation Agreements|

On several occasions, I have been the incoming attorney where the client did not trust the attorney they initially retained, because they felt that attorney was in bed with their ex’s attorney, so to speak. They had observed the two attorneys — opposing counsel to one another on the given case — engage in overly friendly behavior and banter in the court hallways and overheard their attorney cutting deals and verbally committing to settlement agreements to the opposing counsel that they had not (more...)

23 Feb, 2017

Should You Take Your Spouse to the Cleaners?

By | February 23rd, 2017|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process|

There is often a misconception that many divorcing parties want to milk their spouse dry, leaving them to be a homeless bum in a cardboard box on the street. The overwhelming majority of divorcing parties that I’ve encountered do not fall into this category; many are scared and just want to know that, at the end of the day, they'll get what they need. For those who DO want to milk their spouse dry, the law may not be in their favor. (more...)

25 Jan, 2017

New York Is a Melting Pot: Know the Culture You’re Working With – Part 2

By | January 25th, 2017|Collaborative Divorce|

“Home is where the heart is” is a lovely, flowery, figurative expression that surely makes sense and resonates. However, on a very fundamental level, home is made of bricks and mortar. It is the basic foundation of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, where we can cohabitate and be physically protected from the external elements.    Nearly all emphasize strong family connections, and many exhibit multi-generational homes with pooled resources and shared responsibilities, spanning two to three living generations under one roof or within close (more...)

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