23 Feb, 2017

Should You Take Your Spouse to the Cleaners?

By | February 23rd, 2017|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process|

There is often a misconception that many divorcing parties want to milk their spouse dry, leaving them to be a homeless bum in a cardboard box on the street. The overwhelming majority of divorcing parties that I’ve encountered do not fall into this category; many are scared and just want to know that, at the end of the day, they'll get what they need. For those who DO want to milk their spouse dry, the law may not be in their favor. (more...)

21 Sep, 2016

It’s None of Your Beeswax!

By | September 21st, 2016|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process|

I once read in a psychology journal that you can learn more about a person by looking through their drawers for a few minutes than you can by living with them for many years. Drawers are where people hide things, and oftentimes, even insightful, intuitive people find out they are living with someone that they do not know so well. It doesn’t matter the duration of the marriage. The irony is that marriage is commitment, yet it's often in the unraveling that (more...)

15 Aug, 2016

How Enforceable Is Your Divorce Agreement?

By | August 15th, 2016|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce and Children, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process|

The agreement is finally signed. The ink is drying. The divorcing parties want to let out a big sigh that it’s finally over. But is it? Last month, I wrote that there is no such thing as a gentleman’s agreement, but what about when you have a signed and duly acknowledged agreement? Good lawyering is, among other things, the art of utilizing words in the most poignant and effective manner. Words, sentences, and terms are carefully calibrated; their misuse can have a (more...)

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