Flattening the Curve in Divorce

When I heard the term “Flattening the Curve” associated with COVID 19, it was eerily familiar, with great resonance.  Divorce is about flattening a different kind of curve. Instead of spreading out medical care, divorce professionals spread out the financial and emotional impact of divorce on a family.  COVID is here; it is looking society straight in the eye; there is no averting its presence; it’s the stark reality, so too is divorce when it’s impending and underway. It’s about spreading the (more...)

April 30th, 2020|Collaborative Divorce|

The Halo of Fear Surrounding Alimony

Educate yourself about alimony payments and know your options. Alimony, maintenance, and spousal support refer to the same thing. Attorneys tend to use the term maintenance, since its purpose is to maintain the receiving spouse’s standard of living for a certain duration of time after the marriage. The lay public tends to use the term “alimony.” The maintenance calculation was standardized in January 2016; the way it used to be allocated was less streamlined and too subject to judicial discretion. If there (more...)

March 4th, 2020|Divorce Finances, Separation Agreements|

YOU ARE NOT THE PERSON I MARRIED

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...)

February 7th, 2020|Separation Agreements|

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