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How to Reduce the Costs of Your Divorce

August 12, 2019

Divorce in New York can be expensive and this is especially true if there are complicated issues involved regarding finances or your children. But there are things you can do to keep the costs down. I recently contributed to a…

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How to Get Divorced When Your Spouse Doesn’t Want to End the Marriage

June 17, 2019

In most divorces, both spouses are aware that the marriage is ending and they decide what process they will use to reach an agreement, such as using mediation or the collaborative process. In other divorces, however, there has not been a meeting of…

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Conscious Coupling: A New Approach to Prenups – Podcast Interview Featuring Andrea Vacca

May 23, 2019

Recently, I was interviewed on the WORTHY podcast ‘Divorce – and other things you can handle!’ to address the stigma around prenups and how a pragmatic approach can be the foundation for long-lasting romance. Listen to the podcast, and get my tips…

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Gray Divorce and the Benefits of a Divorce Team

May 13, 2019

People divorcing after the age of 50, often called grey divorce, recognize that they have some different financial and emotional issues not faced in younger couples who divorce. As I wrote earlier, navigating a grey divorce with dignity is often an essential…

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The Bezos Effect: The Future of Divorce

April 17, 2019

As a collaborative divorce lawyer in New York, headlines announcing the Bezos divorce settlement gave me hope for the future of divorce – and the future of marriages in the US.  Since the news first made headlines in January that…

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Navigating Your Grey Divorce with Dignity

April 8, 2019

Baby Boomer divorce rates continue to be above the average with one in every four divorces occurring in this age group. When I first wrote about so-called “grey divorce” (also referred to as ‘gray divorce’) in 2012, the overall divorce…

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LGBTQ Marriage: How You Can Protect Your Children

March 25, 2019

When same-sex marriage became legal, same-sex divorce also became legal. Divorce among same-sex couples is lower than the average but that is mainly because LGBTQ couples in long-term relationships were the first to marry when same-sex marriage was legalized. As…

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High Net Worth Divorce Alternatives

March 8, 2019

Divorcing couples who have high-assets – a high net worth divorce – are exposed to considerable risk if they litigate their divorce. Divorce proceedings are part of the public record: that means observers, including the press, are allowed in the courtroom. While…

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How to Focus on The Present and Look to the Future When The Past Keeps Coming Up in Your Divorce

February 19, 2019

We loiter in winter when it is already spring.  – Henry David Thoreau Navigating a divorce is not easy and I’m not going to try and convince you otherwise. But I will tell you that where you choose to place…

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4 Common Myths About Collaborative Divorce

February 18, 2019

In our last blog post, we explained what each member of the collaborative divorce team does, However, because collaborative divorce is relatively new when compared to traditional, litigated divorce and mediation, there are some misconceptions and myths about how the process…

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What Is A Collaborative Divorce Team?

February 11, 2019

Many people who are familiar with traditional divorce may not understand when you say you are considering a collaborative divorce. One aspect of the process that sets it apart from others is the fact that it enlists a team of specialized…

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Andrea Vacca Assumes Presidency of New York Association of Collaborative Professionals

January 14, 2019

On January 1, 2019, I became the new President of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (NYACP). In this blog, I reflect back on my journey to becoming a collaborative attorney and look toward my goals as President of the leading…

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