Looking Up From the Screen

Look up from your phone…. I’m right over here!

Don’t worry. This is not another article about cell phone dependence. It’s about this author and my observations and decision-making process.

This New Year’s eve I found myself in a beautiful restaurant surrounded by beautiful people. I looked over to the bar […]

The Myth of Being Fair

Sometimes “even” isn’t really fair. I have a lovely client who came to me when her husband left the family home. After much delay, he finally served her with his self-prepared divorce documents. In learning about his personality and history, I believe he factored into his projection his wife’s […]

How Can You Sleep Well at Night?

Last Saturday, I took a workshop on sleep and well-being. I’ve always been nocturnal and have long considered those hours between 11 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. as bonus hours of “me time” to read for pleasure or watch TV that could not be fit in during the day because […]

By |November 1st, 2016|General|0 Comments|

Take Control of Your Case. Take Control of Your Future.

Female clients who are the higher earning spouse are trending in my practice. These women are successful professionals who fear they have more to lose in a divorce than their spouses. They’re not only responsible for most of the financial obligations, they often retain the majority of household responsibilities including […]

On Vacation

See you in September!
 

By |August 9th, 2016|General|0 Comments|

That Son of a B*#!h Took My Dependent! What Do I Do?

I clicked the e-File button to submit a last-minute client’s tax return. Within minutes, the IRS pinged me in their cryptic code: “Another taxpayer has claimed this dependent in a tax return already filed.” When that happens, there can only be two scenarios: either somebody has stolen their child’s […]

Financial Dangers of Living Separately (But Not Divorced)

It’s just a short hop from the holidays to what is known as “divorce season.” For the past 2 months, many people have been in holiday “limbo,” not making waves during this time of “goodwill.” I’ve counseled many women, often the lesser earners, who have remained in a separated-but-not-divorced […]

The Importance of Estate Planning During Divorce

At least once a year, I invite clients in to conduct portfolio and beneficiary reviews on all important documents. It’s a rare year where I don’t find at least one policy or investment where an ex-spouse is still named as the beneficiary of the policy proceeds. Since IRAs, retirement […]

How Much Do You Know About Your Marital Finances?

What if your spouse came home and announced he/she wanted a divorce?

What would you do?

Where would you start?

The good news is, statistics show that the number of marriages that last to at least 15 years has been growing since the 1980s. That means the rate of divorce has actually […]

By |September 28th, 2015|General|0 Comments|

5 Simple Rules to Avoid Disaster When You Lose Your Cell Phone

It’s customary at our local Pilates studio to race in and place our keys, phones and shoes into tiny open cubbies. It’s a safe haven where we can separate ourselves from distractions, like the phone, for an hour. This time, when I finished my class and prepared to re-enter […]

By |September 17th, 2015|General|1 Comment|