11 Aug, 2019

Beware Selling Clients the Brooklyn Bridge

By | August 11th, 2019|Divorce and Children, Divorce Finances|

When parties first engage in the divorce process, they often do not know the law, how their situation looks from the outside, and how things unfold in court. Part of the attorney’s role may be to give the client a gentle wake-up call. Sometimes when you're strategizing with them, they’re not sure what tools you may use to try and seal their case. In part because clients aren’t always telling you the full stack and sharing all their skeletons, I would not (more...)

7 Mar, 2019

Will an Arbitration Clause Protect You?

By | March 7th, 2019|Divorce and Children, Divorce Mediation Process, Separation Agreements|

When clients come to me wanting a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, they are typically the party initiating and driving the process because they have assets to protect and want to minimize or completely contain their exposure. These same clients also tend to be litigation averse and view the entire litigation arena as a threatening, menacing process that will invade their privacy, wear them down, diminish their wealth, and possibly compromise their integrity. As a mediator/litigator, I am in favor of mediation-arbitration clauses (more...)

26 Sep, 2018

Are You an Innocent Spouse?

By | September 26th, 2018|Divorce and Children, Divorce Finances, Separation Agreements|

One of the benefits of marriage is being able to file joint tax returns with a spouse. However, marriage brings a double-edged sword. On the one hand, spouses reap the benefit of being able to collectively have more money to live on if they're drawing from the same pool during their marriage and maximizing their tax benefits. The downside, though, is when the spouse with no knowledge of marital finances signs off on tax returns and it later comes to bite them. (more...)

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