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Some people may be out for themselves; to score a win at the other person’s expense. This can happen in a divorce or in other types of dispute or conflicts. Strategies in a conflict may include making false claims or false counter-claims. Thus, one technique is to deny the claims of the other party and […]

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Jan 6, 2017BY: Harriette Steinberg
IN: Is Collaborative for You?

Divorce: Finding the Right Process

Until recently, when people thought of divorce, the litigation model was their only choice. In this model, finding the best advocate often amounted to finding the professional who pursued a client’s positions no matter the cost and often to the destruction of the financial interests and future relationships of their clients and family. How many […]

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Being with your children becomes much more complex after a divorce. When time will the children be with you, and when will the children be with your ex-spouse? How do you want to deal with these issues? Will you and your ex-spouse make the plans or are you going to leave decisions like these to […]

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In his TED Talk, What I learned from 100 days of rejection, author, blogger, and entrepreneur Jia Jiang, tells of his quest to overcome his fear of the rejection that began when he was as a six-year-old in Beijing, China. Jiang is the owner of Rejection Therapy, a website that provides inspiration, knowledge and products for people to […]

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Divorcing your spouse doesn’t necessarily mean you have to divorce your business partner. When couples who are in business together get divorced, their first inclination is that they are going to have to divorce as business partners as well. Negotiations surrounding the dissolution of the business oftentimes get more contentious then the parties divorce proceedings […]

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I’m at Thanksgiving Dinner with my family and it’s so sad because my kids aren’t here. This is the first Thanksgiving Holiday since the divorce, and it’s my ex-spouse’s year for the kids. This got me thinking what I am thankful for about the divorce. I’m so happy we were able to agree on getting […]

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We’ve heard these words a lot recently. When I hear them from a spouse who is surprised about the other asking for a divorce it often means he or she was not paying attention — or did not realize how serious the other’s complaints were. To paraphrase a quote I heard about the election: the […]

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Being divorced is universally recognized as one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. This stress can show up as anger, a sense of loss, or some other emotion, and these emotions often present hidden roadblocks to an effective settlement. I represented a husband recently in a litigated divorce. Through some intense negotiations […]

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According to the New York Post article, Dogs are the new kids in NYC custody battles, “A 2014 survey from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) found a 27 percent increase in the number of couples who have fought over custody of a pet during the past five years.” Traditionally, the New York courts have […]

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber are breaking up.  As Hollywood icons, do they know something the rest of the divorcing population should consider?  Watts and Schreiber in announcing their breakup jointly said “It is with great love, respect and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our […]

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