7 Feb, 2020

YOU ARE NOT THE PERSON I MARRIED

By | February 7th, 2020|Separation Agreements|

Basic Second Law of Thermodynamics is that things gradually fall apart — into a state of disorder and disrepair. As powerful as gravity, the overwhelming force of the world’s natural tendencies is hard to beat.  It is no surprise that, as humans, we too peak in our state of optimal growth and then our systems, more often than not, decline. Most people expect this to happen, but way down the line, in some fuzzy distant future. However, life does not always follow the (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...)

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...)

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