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...)

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...)

22 Mar, 2018

Divorcing XoXo Style

By | March 22nd, 2018|Divorce Mediation Process|

Any experienced matrimonial attorney who straddles the litigation and mediation spheres can attest to the general misconception that mediation is calm, smooth sailing, and hunky dory, while court cases are vicious and adversarial. This most definitely is NOT the case! At times, during mediation, spouses can be at each other's throats, while litigation cases may be quite untroubled and contained, especially with the help of skilled attorneys who can cut through the malarkey, and not take extreme and impractical positions that are (more...)

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