Monthly Archives: September 2009

Couple Forced to Divorce For Financial Survival

The Huffington Post reported on a sad and frightening phenomenon- elderly couples forced to divorce to obtain relief from medical bills and to qualify for social security benefits. The article details the plight of Mary McCurnin and her husband Ron Bednar. In 2003, the couple declared bankruptcy after their insurance covered only 10 percent of…
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New York Collaborative Law Center Opens

The long awaited Collaborative Law Center has finally opened. The center, the first court-based collaborative law center in the country, offers New Yorkers an alternative to resolving their divorce through litigation, which is often emotionally economically draining. In the collaborative process, the parties agree not to go to court, and, instead, each hires a specially-trained…
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