19 Jan, 2018

How Camera Shy Are You?

By | January 19th, 2018|Divorce Mediation Process, Separation Agreements|

Courtrooms are, for the most part, open to the public, and if you spend a day in a Supreme Court matrimonial part or Family Court courtroom, you will probably learn who is (allegedly) abusive, a dead beat, a drug addict or an alcoholic as the cases on the calendar are called one by one. Many of the divorcing parties come to court dressed in their finest for the formal occasion, but as their case details unfold, they cannot clothe themselves enough to (more...)

24 May, 2017

The Nurse with a Purse and Sugar Daddy Dynamic

By | May 24th, 2017|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process|

The idea of a “sugar daddy” is very common and well-known: A “sugar daddy” is an older man who marries a younger woman and takes care of her. There is a similar, but lesser-known dynamic when the older marrying spouse is a woman. This dynamic has been referred to as the "nurse with a purse." In both cases, it’s equally important for the older spouse to obtain a Prenuptial Agreement. Often, the woman in the "nurse with a purse" situation is in (more...)

26 Apr, 2017

Help! Is My Attorney in Bed With My Ex’s Attorney?!

By | April 26th, 2017|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Mediation Process, Separation Agreements|

On several occasions, I have been the incoming attorney where the client did not trust the attorney they initially retained, because they felt that attorney was in bed with their ex’s attorney, so to speak. They had observed the two attorneys — opposing counsel to one another on the given case — engage in overly friendly behavior and banter in the court hallways and overheard their attorney cutting deals and verbally committing to settlement agreements to the opposing counsel that they had not (more...)

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