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Time is Running Out to Secure Deductible Spousal Support

            Deductible spousal support has long been a way to divide family income and save taxes during and following a divorce.  The higher wage earner shifts the tax s/he pays on spousal support to the lower wage earner or non-working… Read More
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Starting Mediation Can Help You Focus on Where You Agree

In recent weeks, I have been pleasantly surprised to have my clients settle a number of very difficult cases in mediation, that had appeared insolvable.  What these cases had in common was very difficult issues pertaining to their children.  These… Read More
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Relying on the Experts

            As a divorce lawyer, I’ll be the first to admit that my services are expensive.  You may also be using the services of therapists and accountants, who also charge for their services.  What all these experts share is the wis… Read More
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Using Bitcoins to Hide Assets in a Divorce

            Even before the recent spike in the value of Bitcoins, which caused the media to focus on this cryptocurrency, men’s rights groups have been advocating the use of Bitcoins to hide assets during a divorce.  Such groups claim that… Read More
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Categories: High Asset Divorces

Creating An Effective Partnership with Your Attorney

            At the beginning of a case, it’s difficult to know how much to communicate with your attorney and when.  Attorneys are expensive, so you want to use their services wisely.  Here are some tips.             If your… Read More
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Choosing the Right Attorney to do your Estate Planning

This week, I encountered a disheartening case.   An elderly couple scheduled an appointment to review their estate planning documents.  Typically, these cases involve clients who have completed their estate plan years earlier and would like it rev… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

Prenuptial Agreements

            Planning to be married is an exciting time.  Many people focus on the romance and the excitement of the wedding.  When one partner wants to inject finance and relationship discussion into the many tasks to be completed, there… Read More
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Annulments

            Annulment means the marriage has been declared invalid; in essence it didn’t happen. This happens for two reasons.  The marriage was void or voidable.                  Void marriages are those that legally cannot h… Read More
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Categories: Annulments

Is it Wise to Add Children to Your Real Estate Titles

 For centuries, people have added their children to the titles of their real estate before their deaths in order to avoid probate and pass their real estate to their children after their deaths.  Does this remain a wise choice? It can be.  It will… Read More
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What if I Cannot Tolerate Being Away from My Children

            When you are considering a divorce or learn that your spouse wants a divorce, one of the most difficult aspects is dealing with knowing that your time with your children, whom you may be used to seeing and caring for daily, wil… Read More
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Categories: Parenting