Monthly Archives: September 2010

Pre-Nups Gain Popularity

More couples are entering into pre-nuptial agreements reports Reuters.   It is not just the rich and famous looking to protect their assets, more and more middle class couples are entering into pre-nuptial agreements. As reported by the American Academy of Matrimonial  Lawyers, increasing numbers of women are asking for  pre-nuptial agreements. More women are working…
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Five Tips to Reconcile Instead of Divorce

Whether it be the economy, a desire to protect children, or simply the old adage that “The devil you know is better than the one you don’t,” more New York City couples are discontinuing their divorces and exploring reconciliation. Following Stephanie Seymour’s reconciliation with her husband, I was interviewed in the New York Post, with…
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The Client- Divorce Attorney Relationship: Candor Required

 J. Benjamin Stevens in the South Carolina Family Law Blog, discusses what he calls the “Three Meeting Rule.”  According to Stevens, it takes three meetings with a client for an attorney to get a true view of a case. As Stevens points out, one meeting is wholly insufficient to learn the intricacies of a case…
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Divorce and Infidelity at Historic Lows

As a result of the economy, the divorce rate is at a historical low according to the Wall Street Journal.  The divorce rate per 1,000 married women sank to 16.4 in 2009 from 16.9 the year before and a far cry from 22.6 in 1980, according to an analysis of the data from the National…
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New York Enacts Guidelines for Temporary Maintenance

Simultaneous with the enactment of no-fault divorce, New York enacted guidelines for awarding temporary maintenance. The stated purpose of the guidelines was to provide consistency and predictability for temporary maintenance awards in the same way that the child support guidelines do. Pursuant to the guidelines, maintenance is to be awarded during the divorce when one…
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