16 Jan, 2019

Do You Need a Postnup?

By | January 16th, 2019|Collaborative Divorce, Separation Agreements|

While the term “prenuptial agreement” has made its way into mainstream vocabulary, many still look flummoxed by the term “postnup.” What is it and are you in need of one? A postnuptial agreement is structured like a prenup and bears similar terms, such as separate and marital property designations, specific maintenance provisions or waivers, estate provisions, and the gaping absence of rights relating to children of the marriage. Akin to a prenup, the agreement is mostly relevant and effective upon a separation (more...)

26 Sep, 2018

Are You an Innocent Spouse?

By | September 26th, 2018|Divorce and Children, Divorce Finances, Separation Agreements|

One of the benefits of marriage is being able to file joint tax returns with a spouse. However, marriage brings a double-edged sword. On the one hand, spouses reap the benefit of being able to collectively have more money to live on if they're drawing from the same pool during their marriage and maximizing their tax benefits. The downside, though, is when the spouse with no knowledge of marital finances signs off on tax returns and it later comes to bite them. (more...)

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...)

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