5 Jan, 2021

When Your Spouse Asks You to Move Out — Breaking the Seal on the Marital Home

By | January 5th, 2021|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process, Separation Agreements|

As the pandemic stretches on, I’ve been doing a lot of early terminations of residential leases as part of divorces. It seems that some people who were “hanging in there” with their spouse are starting to reach the end of their rope. Perhaps these marriages would have lasted longer, but the pandemic moved up the expiration date on everything. (more…)

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...)

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