4 Mar, 2020

The Halo of Fear Surrounding Alimony

By | March 4th, 2020|Divorce Finances, Separation Agreements|

Educate yourself about alimony payments and know your options. Alimony, maintenance, and spousal support refer to the same thing. Attorneys tend to use the term maintenance, since its purpose is to maintain the receiving spouse’s standard of living for a certain duration of time after the marriage. The lay public tends to use the term “alimony.” The maintenance calculation was standardized in January 2016; the way it used to be allocated was less streamlined and too subject to judicial discretion. If there (more...)

8 Nov, 2019

Good Samaritan Divorce

By | November 8th, 2019|Divorce Finances, Separation Agreements|

Is there a price tag to being a Good Samaritan in Divorce?  “A Good Samaritan — a charitable or helpful person.”  There are infinite ways of exercising kindness to one’s spouse during a divorce, but we will focus on the timing of divorce here.   Sometimes, in a divorce, one party needs more time while the other wants the divorce finalized immediately. The one that wants the immediate resolution will try to exercise grace, extend the other party significant latitude, and give them (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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