The “Go Away Money”

As crass as it sounds, this concept can be an important tool to help resolve difficult family law cases. It usually arises in the context of one spouse having significantly more income and/or assets than the other, and the couple doesn’t have a premarital agreement...

It’s Your Life

One of my favorite Jon Bon Jovi hits is “It’s My Life”, particularly the inspirational lyric “I ain’t gonna live forever. I just wanna live my life alive.” This exemplifies the concept of being in the Now, not the Past or the...

Divorce – What Does It Really Mean?

Now there’s a word fraught with meaning: DIVORCE. For some it means liberation from an abusive or otherwise untenable situation. For some it means the destruction of their cherished hopes and dreams for the future. For some it means no hard feelings, sorry it...

How Does Retirement Affect Alimony?

My retirement plan is not to retire. I enjoy my work, and as a colleague once expressed so eloquently, “How could you not love the law? It’s inside work, no heavy lifting.” But seriously, I understand that this is the exception, not the rule. The...