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The Role of a Child’s Wishes When a Parent Wants to Relocate

September 12, 2012

Clients often ask what role a child’s wishes should (or do) play when one parent is considering moving them to a new location, away from the other parent. A New York Court has recently issued a thoughtful decision regarding this…

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The Importance of an Attorney in Mediation

August 13, 2012

It is no secret that litigated divorces are extremely draining, both on finances and emotions, which is why many couples turn to mediation as an alternative. Mediation increases the opportunity for divorcing or separating couples to reach an amicable agreement by working…

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Navigating the Gray Divorce With Dignity

June 7, 2012

My article on Navigating the Gray Divorce With Dignity was recently published by the Huffington Post.

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Prenuptial Agreements: Top Ten Reasons for Signing

May 14, 2012

The summer months have traditionally been the most popular for weddings, which could be why calls to my office from couples seeking prenuptial agreements tend to increase each spring. Following is an “encore presentation” of an article regarding such agreements…

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Navigating Your Gray Divorce – Part II

April 25, 2012

“To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.” – Bono In my last blog, I discussed the phenomenon of “gray divorce” and touched on some of…

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Navigating The Gray Divorce – Part I

March 16, 2012

Is 60 the new 40? If we follow the guideposts reflected in pop culture, the answer is a resounding “yes.” The new face of MAC Cosmetics is a 90-year-old woman. Christopher Plummer won this year’s best supporting actor Academy Award…

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Duplicative Awards Are Improper Under NY Temporary Maintenance Formula

February 27, 2012

The issue of temporary maintenance for a spouse pending the conclusion of a divorce is often a challenging and divisive aspect of the divorce or separation process, and clarity in how awards should be granted is a key aspect of promoting equity.…

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NY Appellate Judge Suggests Divorce Clients Should Be Encouraged To Mediate

December 5, 2011

I was thrilled to read Hon. David B. Saxe’s recent article in the New York Law Journal entitled “Encourage Divorce Clients to Mediate.” Justice Saxe, who is an associate justice at the Appellate Division, First Department, focused on the fact that clients…

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8 Questions to Ask When Considering Divorce Mediation

October 3, 2011

Many couples contemplating divorce would like to try and reach an amicable agreement rather than engage in a nasty and protracted battle in a courtroom and they wonder if mediation might be a good choice for them. This blog has…

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Same-Sex Divorce: It’s Complicated

September 25, 2011

New York is now the seventh (and largest) jurisdiction to recognize same-sex marriage. This is an important and wonderful right for many couples and their families, which was evident in the media as we saw the first of these smiling and…

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How To Divorce Proof Your Business In The Event of Divorce

April 20, 2011

Jeffrey Landers has an informative blog post on Forbes.com about divorce-proofing your business in the event of divorce. Landers covers the basics of the importance of prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements and placing the business in a trust. And it smartly points out that…

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Court Finds No Defense to New York’s No-Fault Divorce Statute

April 7, 2011

A Husband’s claim that New York’s “no-fault” divorce statute violates his constitutional rights has been rejected in the March 28, 2011 decision of A.C. v. D.R. The statute, DRL §170(7), permits a party to obtain a divorce by swearing under oath…

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