Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Have the Talk Before You Take the Walk

Most couples get together based on attraction, discuss one or two main expectations or goals, fall in love and decide to get married. They then focus on wedding plans, thinking that if they can negotiate a large event between two families and come out unscathed by the wedding date that they will succeed in their [...]

By | 2018-01-05T13:05:49+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Divorce Law, Estate Planning, Small Business|Comments Off on Have the Talk Before You Take the Walk

What is an In Terrorem or “No Contest” Clause?

My late mother used to say no one owes you an inheritance, but what did she mean? Wouldn’t most people expect to inherit from their parent? The answer is that a will reflects the testator’s wishes, not their heirs’ expectations. Most of the time, people want to leave their assets to their family, their spouse, [...]

By | 2018-01-05T13:06:28+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on What is an In Terrorem or “No Contest” Clause?

Using a Life Coach in the Divorce Process and Beyond

Clients frequently need support during the divorce process. They are not satisfied with the way things are and want a change, but that change itself is scary. Sometimes I suggest that they obtain the help of a life coach. There are two reasons for this: First of all, life coaches charge significantly less per hour [...]

By | 2018-01-05T13:07:42+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Divorce Law, Mediation|Comments Off on Using a Life Coach in the Divorce Process and Beyond

Divorce Agreements: Choose Your Wording Carefully!

Many clients ask why divorce agreements are so long and whether the exact wording really matters that much. The length is due to the fact that there are so many different issues that need to be covered. Issues such as Maintenance, Child Support, Custody & Parenting Time, and Equitable Distribution are just some of the areas [...]

By | 2018-01-05T13:08:10+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Divorce Law, Mediation|Comments Off on Divorce Agreements: Choose Your Wording Carefully!

Why The Mediation Process Makes Sense

For those who would like to resolve their dispute (whether it be a divorce or other family matters) by agreeing to terms rather than having a judge decide what is best, mediation can be a speedier, less costly and less stressful experience than a traditional litigated matter. Traditionally the parties meet with a mediator and [...]

By | 2018-01-05T13:08:50+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Divorce Law, Mediation|Comments Off on Why The Mediation Process Makes Sense