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Bad Behavior by Either Spouse

Getting What You Need: What to do When Your Spouse is Being Unreasonable

Your lawyer has advised you that your spouse’s anger should subside once the divorce gets underway.  However, you are now in month 5 of the divorce.  You have heard that most cases settle.  You have been to mediation twice.  Yet your spous…

Can You Mediate or Collaborate with a Spouse Who Engages in Illegal or Bad Behavior?

Mediators generally tell you that you can only mediate with someone who can make and keep promises. Collaborative professionals require you to sign a participation agreement where the parties and the professionals agree that they will resolve matters…

You Have Discovered Your Spouse Has Engaged in Hidden Assets, Tax Fraud or Other Bad Behavior. Now What?

In my last article, I provided some suggestions for determining whether your marital assets have been hidden. One of the reasons people prefer to avoid gaining such knowledge is the next question. Now what do I do? Hiding assets during a court procee…

Has Your Spouse Hidden Assets?

Are you financially aware of your family’s assets and finances? Do you keep track of your accounts and credit card statements? Does what you spend and save correspond to the income you have coming in? If a divorce is on the horizon for you, the…

What to Do About the Addicted Professional Spouse?

The pressure that many highly trained professionals feel, including physicians, financial professionals, lawyers, business executives and other highly compensated individuals can lead to alcohol, marijuana or drug addictions. Sexual addictions in the…

What is Fault and How Does it Impact your Divorce?

All the 50 states now have no fault divorce.  What does that mean?  It means that in order to get a divorce, that you do not have to prove that one party to the marriage engaged in bad behavior and the other was innocent, in order to get a divorce.…

Coping with Domestic Violence

An incident of domestic violence may be the last straw that a spouse needs to leave a marriage.  Sometimes the tension of the marriage becoming toxic results in spouses exchanging many barbs.  Or perhaps one spouse really needs to feel in control a…

Leaving an Abusive Marriage

Leaving an abusive relationship is never easy. There are lots of reasons to stay. Your spouse is probably not always difficult and abusive. The nice periods give you hope that things will improve. Your spouse was probably very charming at the outset…

What If I Have Been Unfaithful During the Marriage

All states in the United States have adopted no fault divorce. This means that even if you were the “guilty party,” meaning that you engaged in some bad conduct during the marriage, you can still file for divorce. Some clients are concern…

How to Have a Successful Divorce When One Partner Cheats

Nothing quite matches the level of betrayal one spouse feels when she finds out that her husband has been cheating on her.  Recently, we have witnessed the break-up of the Schwartzenneger-Schriver marriage over Arnold’s reported over-a-decade long…