18 May, 2020

Remote Mediation Works…for Now

By | May 18th, 2020|Divorce Mediation Process|

“We're all riding the same ocean, but different people are in different boats.” I had heard that quote a long time ago, but it came back to mind as I was setting up my camera for a remote session. With videoconferencing, we’re inviting people into our boats — our homes — and that is a real and genuine experience. Remote mediation can be done quite successfully. In our firm, we view this as a time to be creating the agreements that will (more...)

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...)

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