12 Jul, 2021

Out Of Wedlock Children

By | July 12th, 2021|Divorce and Children|

Having children out of wedlock used to be frowned upon for “moral” reasons, but nowadays it’s more about navigating the legal issues it often presents. Still, when a not-yet-divorced client tells me a baby is on the way with their new significant other, my response is “Congratulations!” Any life born is a blessing.  (more…)

18 Oct, 2019

When Children Are Treated Like Chattel in Divorce; Don’t Let Your Kids Get Lost in the Shuffle!

By | October 18th, 2019|Divorce and Children|

As parents go through the pain of divorce, it can become a petty competition between spouses, and the children become the rope in an ugly, unfair tug-o-war.  People going through divorce may get reduced to their own worst, most childlike state. They may project a lot of what's happening to them onto the children. They may use the children as tools, using the kids as an excuse to justify what they want.  Here’s a case in point. A mother wanted primary custody (more...)

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...)

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