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The Power of a Post Nuptial Agreement

Who needs a post nuptial agreement? What happens when a couple starts negotiating a prenuptial agreement too close to the wedding date and cannot agree on all the terms? Or they have been married for many years and disagree on how to manage their financial Read more

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Parental Alienation: A Heartache for Parent and Child

What is parental alienation? Usually occurring after a bitter divorce, it is when one parent’s behavior damages, and in some cases destroys, the relationship between a child and the child’s other parent. In a severe case, the alienating parent and child work together to vilify the Read more

Help Navigating Your Divorce

My colleague Lauren Behrman is interviewed in a New York Times article from last week about groups that help women navigate the steps of divorce. “The biggest challenge is to let people know they have options,” said Dr. Behrman. “That divorce doesn’t have to be Read more

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Is Open Access After Divorce Always Best for Children?

Recent studies show that after a divorce, children prefer—and fare better—having open access to both parents. “Open access” means frequent, unrestricted access to the noncustodial parent, if one parent has primary physical custody. This sounds ideal. But is open access realistic for most people? Access Read more

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Consequences and Compassion in Divorce

Is compassion for someone struggling with alcohol or drug abuse the most important step in helping them to recovery?  Or must consequences be imposed in order to get a substance abuser to change his or her life? Recently, I read an article about consequences and Read more

How to Discharge a Lawyer

Sometimes an attorney-client relationship starts to come apart. There are various reasons: a client’s belief that he or she has been overcharged, a disagreement about legal actions taken or to be taken, or a breakdown in communication between client and lawyer. Once a client loses Read more

Get the Most Out of Your Legal Fees in a Divorce

Lawyers are expensive.  The cost of legal fees associated with a divorce, or a family dispute, can be quite a wake-up call.  Most lawyers charge by the hour for their legal services, and in most instances, the final fee is more than the initial retainer. Read more

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Why You Should Have a Prenuptial Agreement

There are many myths and half-truths about the notion of a prenuptial agreement for about-to-be-wed couples, but it can be a valuable document that establishes a couple’s financial life together. A prenuptial agreement is a legally binding agreement between two parties who are planning to Read more