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Why having a pre-nuptial agreement discussion may result in a stronger marriage.

Why having a pre-nuptial agreement discussion may result in a stronger marriage.

Most couples get together based on attraction, discuss one or two main expectations or goals, fall in love and decide to get married without considering a pre-nuptial agreement. 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 […]
  • Posted by Deborah E. Kaminetzky
  • On March 30, 2017
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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 […]
  • Posted by Deborah E. Kaminetzky
  • On March 16, 2017
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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 […]

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 […]

Mediators and Attorneys: What to Expect in Both Cases

The choice between using a mediator or an attorney isn’t always easy – a consultation with each can give the client some basic information of what to expect. The use of mediators has increased in recent years as people are looking for a more peaceful way to divorce. I have a mediation certificate as well […]
  • Posted by Deborah E. Kaminetzky
  • On January 10, 2017
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Divorce with Retirement in Mind – Gray Divorce

Clients often need to plan for divorce with retirement in mind. The term used to describe this scenario lately is “Gray Divorce”. Clients without young families don’t have to make all decisions based on the impact to the children. When discussing retirement after divorce, there are usually two main items that come to mind: pensions […]
  • Posted by Deborah E. Kaminetzky
  • On January 10, 2017
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Rush For Divorce By Year End? You Can Slow Down Now

There has been a lot of coverage in the news lately of people rushing to divorce before the end of the year for tax advantages. These stories are somewhat misleading. While you should of course consult your accountant, the rule generally is that if you are divorced on or before December 31st of the year, […]
  • Posted by Deborah E. Kaminetzky
  • On December 16, 2016
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Is a Rabbinical PreNup Right For Me?

Before Jewish couples get married, a Rabbi may want them to sign a prenup from a Bet Din. Many presented with this often have questions about this type of prenup – is it valid, should it be signed? A lawyer can help you understand this type of document and what signing it means. A prenuptial […]
  • Posted by Deborah E. Kaminetzky
  • On October 7, 2016
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Why Annulment is Not Easier than Getting Divorced in New York

When New York required fault grounds prior to 2010, people who were married only a short time and had no children might have considered annulment rather than divorce proceedings. Now that New York has divorce based on irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, annulment in New York is actually more complicated than divorce. Just like New […]
  • Posted by Deborah E. Kaminetzky
  • On September 30, 2016
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Automatic Restraining Orders in Divorce

When clients are served with divorce papers, they are often confused about why there is a restraining order included. They may have done nothing to necessitate a restraining order, and can become concerned with how they are going to pay for things like a mortgage or expenses involving children. Several years ago, New York instituted […]
  • Posted by Deborah E. Kaminetzky
  • On September 22, 2016
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