Guilty Until Proven Innocent

The traditional “innocent until proven guilty” is often reversed in matrimonial cases. One side is intent on presenting the other side as some sort of shady character in order to gain an advantage. A lot of times, it’s used as a strategy, but the party making these accusations typically believes what they're saying. For example: Foreigners: Where parties are foreigners, there's the notion that what happens in their country of origin is not discoverable or discoverable with great cost and difficulty. A (more...)

February 27th, 2018|Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process|

How Camera Shy Are You?

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...)

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

Divorcing Jekyll and Hyde

When a disorder, such as Borderline Personality Disorder, becomes well known and filters into mainstream vocabulary, all of a sudden, laymen are diagnosing each other with it at the drop of a hat. Obviously, a lot of divorcing couples paint their spouse with such labels, even though the person may simply not be handling the divorce well. When the average person undergoes an extreme stressor, such as an unraveling marriage and divorce, it makes sense that they may go a little haywire. (more...)

November 28th, 2017|Divorce & Personality Disorder|

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