Deborah E. Kaminetzky

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National Association of Divorce Professionals Conference 2019

Deborah (on right) with colleague Lisa Ribacoff, a private investigator with International Investigative Group, Ltd. I just returned from three days at the National Association of Divorce Professionals conference in Fort Lauderdale. It is an organization which has the mission of making the divorce process better by solving all of the parties’ issues. [...]

By | 2019-03-21T08:11:16+00:00 March 20th, 2019|Divorce Law, Mediation|Comments Off on National Association of Divorce Professionals Conference 2019

Why You Should Consult with an Attorney Prior to Deciding to Divorce

Many potential clients come in for a consultation once they have been served with divorce papers or already moved out of their home. Often if not always, there are clear signs that a marriage is in trouble and that divorce may be imminent. As with most other aspects of your life, having information prior to [...]

By | 2019-01-17T13:13:07+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Divorce Law|Comments Off on Why You Should Consult with an Attorney Prior to Deciding to Divorce

Lawyer as Employer: The Business Decisions Involved With Getting Help for Your Firm

The first step in becoming an employer is recognizing that you need help. The next step is deciding which type of help you need! This article in the NYSBA Association Journal outlines the important considerations to think about when hiring and expanding your solo practice. […]

By | 2018-10-15T15:47:13+00:00 October 12th, 2018|General, Small Business|Comments Off on Lawyer as Employer: The Business Decisions Involved With Getting Help for Your Firm

“Game Over”

Hitting the news lately is the fact that there is apparently a new growing cause of divorce, at least in the UK. The video game Fortnite was listed in 200 divorces so far in 2018 as being partly to blame for the demise of the marriage. While we in New York have “irretrievable breakdown” as [...]

By | 2018-10-15T17:05:53+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Divorce Law|Comments Off on “Game Over”

Mediation of Estate Issues

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending a continuing education class on the use of mediation in Estate cases. Having been drafting estate plans for years and also being an experienced divorce mediator, I pondered whether mediation might be preferable to litigation in situations where a will contest is imminent. After attending the [...]

By | 2018-10-15T15:49:15+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Estate Planning, Mediation|Comments Off on Mediation of Estate Issues

The Role of the Review Attorney in Mediation

Mediation clients often ask: why do I need a review attorney? Mediation is becoming ever more popular as people realize the value of having help in making decisions about their split; however, they do not want to “lawyer up” and risk having an adversarial situation. The mediator does not represent either party and will be [...]

By | 2018-10-15T15:50:01+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Mediation|0 Comments

Do You Know the Story of Saint Valentine?

Back in the days of the Romans, a law was passed that the soldiers were not allowed to get married because it was believed that romance would take their minds off of the battle and they would not do well. A Catholic priest named Valentine married about 200 soldiers to their girlfriends in secret. His actions [...]

By | 2018-10-15T15:50:16+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Do You Know the Story of Saint Valentine?

Therapy and Divorce

Sometimes clients need help resolving personal issues that are not within my expertise. They may need to be able to come to terms with the loss of their marriage and the part they played in it. They frequently have stress and even post traumatic stress disorder. Since I am not equipped to treat them, I [...]

By | 2018-10-15T15:50:59+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Divorce Law|Comments Off on Therapy and Divorce

The One Session Mediation

Yes, you read that correctly. It can and has been done. I have successfully mediated a divorce which took only one session. The couple had no children, no real estate, and very few assets and debts. They both wanted to reach an agreement quickly and were willing to work together toward that goal. There was [...]

By | 2018-10-15T15:51:06+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Mediation|Comments Off on The One Session Mediation