Yearly Archives: 2010

Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Seeking a Divorce

The decision to divorce is not one to be undertaken impulsively or without due consideration.   The emotional and economic consequences of divorce will be felt by you, your spouse and your children for years. In a thoughtful article, Jacob Schiffer poses four questions everyone should consider before seeking a divorce 1.   Why you are contemplating…
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Financing Divorce: Loans Available

In a front page article, Binyamin Appelbaum in the New York Times explored the newest trend in divorce-third parties are investing in and funding divorces.  A funding company “invests” in a divorce and advances the litigant money to pay the costs of the divorce.   The litigant repays the loan at the conclusion of the case-…
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Divorce Attorney Email Scheme

There must be a web site where scammers’ can purchase their con’s.   Not a day goes by in which I don’t receive this email:   Good Day Counsel,  My name is Pamela J. Lee, I am contacting your firm in regards to making a collection in relation to a divorce settlement initiated in March 2008 with…
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What Should a Client Expect From His Divorce Attorney?

You are going through divorce- you retain an attorney and at the end of the day you have a visceral reaction-you either love or hate your divorce attorney.   While a good attorney could use his legal knowledge and skills to get you a better settlement, the facts of your case largely determine the outcome of…
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Facebook Posts Show When Couples Split

When do people breakup?  David McCandless performed an analysis of 10,000 Facebook postings and status updates and discovered that: Most breakups are announced on Mondays There is  big peak in breakups right before Spring Break People like to start the summer being single There is a run up in splits ups right before Christmas, but…
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Joint Custody: What Is It?

In almost every case involving children, one parent says, “I want joint custody.”  When asked what they mean by joint custody, a puzzled look comes across the client’s face as they seek to avoid directly answering the question.  So, what exactly is joint custody? Custody can easily be broken into two components:  physical custody, and…
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Five Common Sense Rules for Divorce

Contemplating divorce or already engaged in one?  No matter where you are in the process, five common sense rules apply to all family law cases: Don't underestimate the fury of a scorned spouse. “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned.  Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."   Anger, jealously and feelings of…
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New York’s New Divorce Laws

This is an historic week in divorce law in New York.  The recently enacted no fault divorce law becomes effective October 12, 2010.    In addition to no fault divorce, three other divorce laws become effective this week including: 1.   a new procedures for setting awards of temporary maintenance while a divorce is pending; 2.  a procedure…
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