16 Mar, 2017

Adult Children of Gray Divorce

By | March 16th, 2017|Divorce and Children, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process|

There is a large demographic getting a lot of air time right now - those over 50 who are choosing to get divorced. Oftentimes, these couples have been married for many years, and now their youngest is about to go to college or move out of the house. Many of the couples in these “gray divorces” have successful and flourishing adult children, who escaped being in the midst of a contentious divorce or custody battle while they were growing up, only to (more...)

15 Aug, 2016

How Enforceable Is Your Divorce Agreement?

By | August 15th, 2016|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce and Children, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process|

The agreement is finally signed. The ink is drying. The divorcing parties want to let out a big sigh that it’s finally over. But is it? Last month, I wrote that there is no such thing as a gentleman’s agreement, but what about when you have a signed and duly acknowledged agreement? Good lawyering is, among other things, the art of utilizing words in the most poignant and effective manner. Words, sentences, and terms are carefully calibrated; their misuse can have a (more...)

15 Jun, 2016

Will the Court Allow You to Relocate with the Children?

By | June 15th, 2016|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce and Children, Divorce Finances|

I wrote an article for the New York Women’s Bar Association. Clients and colleagues may find parts of it, which I have parsed out, useful, as it highlights trends relating to relocation issues in divorce. The judge who gave the discourse classified the recent trends and broke them down into primary factors and driving forces in the decisions rendered. It appears that Manhattan and the Bronx (both within the First Department of NYS Court jurisdiction) give heavy weight to the following factors: (more...)

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