Monthly Archives: December 2015

Getting a New York Prenup Thrown Out Can Be a Tall Order

The richest man in the state of Illinois, billionaire hedge-fund manager Ken Griffin, recently settled his high-profile and highly contentious divorce case. The settlement with wife Anne Dias Griffin was announced the day after a trial was supposed to begin on the validity and enforceability of their prenuptial agreement. Anne was trying to avoid the…
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7 Key Elements of Collaborative Divorce Participation Agreements

Collaborative divorce is all about trying to reach comprehensive out-of-court agreement on all the issues incident to a divorce. But before soon-to-be former spouses can collaborate, they have to agree to try to agree in the first place. Entering into a collaborative divorce participation agreement is a key foundational element in the collaborative divorce process.…
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How Far Can I Go? Understanding Parental Relocation

Packing up and moving to a new home can be difficult for any child, and it’s no piece of cake for the parents either. Leaving the school, friends, and neighborhood they’ve come to know and cherish is no small thing for a kid. For married parents, the decision whether to relocate is theirs and theirs…
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Does a Child’s Preference Matter in New York Custody Decisions?

A child doesn’t get a say regarding whether or not his or her parents will get divorced. While children may want their mother and father to stay together, they don’t get a vote in the decision to end a marriage. But, when it comes to where the child will live and which parent will get…
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New York Maintenance Law To Soon Take Effect: No Reason To Panic

In a recent article, the NY Post needlessly scared spouses contemplating divorce, but who had not yet commenced their cases. The gist of the article was that if they wait until the new maintenance guidelines become effective next month, they will receive less spousal support in their divorce than if they file now. In 2010, New…
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