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Sperm Donors May Have Parentage Rights

Imagine you and your girlfriend strongly desire to have children.  You are unable to do so naturally, so you jointly decide to seek medical assistance.  You donate sperm and your girlfriend is inseminated; 9 months later, a baby!  You and your girlfriend jointly raise this child until the unfortunate ending of your relationship.  You seek to have a custody schedule … Continued

Baby Boomers: California Dreaming Requires Planning When Divorcing

There are 80 million Baby Boomers and they are getting divorced in record numbers. Recent and newsworthy divorces in this demographic involved Al and Tipper Gore, and the unforgettable daily onslaught of Frank and Jamie McCourt splashed across the television, Internet and newspapers.  These are good examples of people getting divorced after decades of marriage; however, they may not be … Continued

Tug of War: Summer Vacation

The Matzo has been eaten.  The Easter eggs have been found.  It’s now time to think about summer, which is often stressful for families going through a divorce or custody litigation.  It’s sad but true, for many, planning summer vacation with the children is like the game of Tug-of-War, a sport that directly pits two teams against each other in … Continued

The Business of Divorce

Most people know that the divorce rate is quite high, with the fastest growing demographic for divorce being Baby Boomers.  What many people may have not known is that last year, a report was issued by Babson and Baruch Colleges, which identified an exciting trend in the U.S. economy: entrepreneurship in the United States is at a 14- year high.  … Continued

Grey Marriage + Grey Divorce = Elder Financial Abuse?

The phenomenon of “grey divorce”- the term referring to the demographic trend of an increasing divorce rate for older (“grey haired”) couples – has been in the news since 2013, when Bowling Green State University in Ohio studied this growing movement. Many of these marriages are long term marriages (i.e., often in excess of 25 years); others are not long … Continued

The “Run-of-the-Mill” Divorce: The Myth and the Reality

Just like there is no “run-of-the-mill” marriage, there is no “run-of-the-mill” divorce; both simply do not exist. Every marriage faces its own unique ebbs and flows, and various complex issues, including, but not limited to, children, in-laws, sex, and finances. The distinct features of any marriage also, in part, relates to the two personalities within the relationship. On the other … Continued

Protect Yourself from Big Brother: Technology & Family Law Litigation

Divorce and child custody cases are often down-right nasty.   One or both individuals to the litigation are often desperate to destroy the other, whether it be emotionally or financially, or to cause damage to the other person’s reputation, going to extreme measures to do so. While on their quest of destruction, often, an individual is unaware that their tactics … Continued

Sense and Cents of Divorce

Few words in the English language can make people as uncomfortable as the term “divorce”. This is in part due to the fact that divorce marks the end of a relationship, and with that, significant emotional and familial ties; further, divorce also signifies a major financial shift.