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The Team Approach To Divorce

August 6, 2013

An article entitled The Team Approach to Divorce was published in the July 2013 issue of New York Family Law Monthly, an ALM publication. In the article, I explain how the professional-team approach works in the collaborative process and how attorneys who primarily litigate…

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How to Have the Nastiest Divorce Possible

July 31, 2013

Note to readers: I’ve been wanting to write about how to avoid “nasty” divorces without all the gloom and doom that usually accompanies such a topic. And then it struck me: Use equal parts facts, sarcasm and humor! If you…

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Mindfulness as a Tool for a Less Adversarial Divorce

June 3, 2013

Divorce can be an overwhelming experience. For most of us the days are full enough, yet divorcing couples are confronted with finding the time to fit in things they would not normally need to do, like meeting with attorneys and working…

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The Power of Positive Psychology in Divorce – 5 Concepts

May 15, 2013

One of the reasons I am passionate about collaborative law is because I am able to learn so much from it. Recently my desire to learn led me to discover a new way of looking at the world through the lens of…

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The Road Map to Collaborative Divorce

April 18, 2013

The setting in which Family Law attorneys work is often not a courtroom, but a complicated landscape of their clients’ needs and emotions. Because many of these emotions are difficult to experience, it is natural that a divorcing couple might want the process to…

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New York Times Room For Debate: Prenups

March 28, 2013

On March 21, 2013, the New York Times featured a debate between six professionals regarding the benefits and drawbacks to entering a prenuptial agreement in light of the voiding of the Petrakis Prenup. Click here for the full discussion.

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New York Prenuptial Agreements May Be Thrown Out Based on Allegations of Verbal Promises

March 14, 2013

Historically, it has been notoriously difficult to get a prenuptial agreement thrown out in New York. This is because there is strong public policy in favor of allowing individuals the freedom to enter into their own contracts. Often, when prenuptial agreements are…

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Preparing to Negotiate a Postnuptial Agreement

February 20, 2013

In previous blog posts we discussed the reasons why postnuptial agreements are becoming more popular and how to ensure that your postnuptial agreement is enforceable under New York law. If you’ve decided that a postnuptial agreement is something that you want to…

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Ensuring a Postnuptial Agreement is Enforceable in New York

January 17, 2013

In Part 1 of our series on postnuptial agreements, we discussed six reasons why postnuptial agreements are gaining popularity; in Part 2, we will identify the most important factors in ensuring your postnuptial agreement is legally enforceable in New York.…

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6 Reasons Postnuptial Agreements Are Gaining Popularity

January 7, 2013

Requests for postnuptial agreements are on the rise in New York and across the country. According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), more than half of its members have seen an increase in the number of…

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Use of Technology to Reduce Conflicts in Co-Parenting

November 21, 2012

A recent article in The Huffington Post summarized a University of Missouri study that analyzed the way divorced parents use technology to facilitate (or hinder) their co-parenting arrangements. According to the study, parents with effective communication used technology to improve parent-parent communication…

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How to Protect the Family in the Face of Divorce

October 3, 2012

I help couples end their marriages without destroying their families. That’s not just a tagline on my website or part of my elevator speech; it’s the actual reason that I no longer use adversarial methods to help my clients who…

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