16 Jul, 2018

Divorcing High Net Worth Couples

By | July 16th, 2018|Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process|

How apropos is the expression, “Increased possessions, increased worries” or the lyrics to the song, “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems” to high net worth divorces? In short, these are first world problems, but problems, nonetheless. The bigger and more intricate or complex the pie, the more moving parts there are to account for. The asset portfolio and sources of income streams and investments are multilayered and the “mandatory” “nondiscretionary” expenses and the definition of necessities have a significantly broader scope. The difference between (more...)

18 May, 2018

Beware the Trojan Horse

By | May 18th, 2018|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Finances|

During negotiations, people oftentimes have a hierarchy of what's important to them. As a divorce attorney, you have to coach your clients to be wary of what they want versus what the other spouse wants to give them, because almost every scenario has its benefits and pitfalls. Consider these various potential Trojan Horses: Houses: Getting the house in a settlement is typically a big issue. Often, the spouse that wants the home perceives it as a security blanket because someone else had (more...)

27 Feb, 2018

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

By | February 27th, 2018|Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process|

The traditional “innocent until proven guilty” is often reversed in matrimonial cases. One side is intent on presenting the other side as some sort of shady character in order to gain an advantage. A lot of times, it’s used as a strategy, but the party making these accusations typically believes what they're saying. For example: Foreigners: Where parties are foreigners, there's the notion that what happens in their country of origin is not discoverable or discoverable with great cost and difficulty. A (more...)

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