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Mistakes in High Net Divorces

High net worth divorces tend to have a heightened potential for mistakes on both sides.  Clients will often agree to anything just to get out of the marriage.  However, agreeing to terms such as maintenance, or division of assets and liabilities just to get away from a person can have devastating effects on you financially. …

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Jay D. Raxenberg, Esq. – Guest Speaker at Touro Law

The Law Offices of Jay D. Raxenberg, P.C. is proud to announce that Mr. Raxenberg will be a featured speaker at Touro Law School this upcoming Wednesday, May 20, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.  He will share his journey into matrimonial law and, without disclosing the identities of any parties, he will discuss some interesting cases…

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Follow Up: Summer Camp > Juvie

Last week, our blog published a post about the California case that drew international attention and concern when a Judge sentenced three children to a Juvenile Detention Facility for an uncertain amount of time after the children refused to visit with their estranged father. The Judge accused the children’s mother of “brainwashing” them throughout the…

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Outrage Over A Missed Lunch Date

A Michigan Judge recently sentenced three adolescents to a juvenile detention facility after they refused to visit with their estranged father and claimed he was violent toward their mother. This decision has many people across the country wondering, “What happened to the best interest standard”? The children- ages 9, 10, and 15 respectively, have been…

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With Same- Sex Marriage Comes Same- Sex Divorce

While most Americans are still celebrating last week’s landmark Supreme Court decision which legalized gay marriage in all 50 states, others are already beginning to question what this means for potential same- sex divorce. The Huffington Post recently featured a piece that detailed the journey of two women that were legally married in Massachusetts in…

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Divorce: Morally Necessary?

This week, Pope Francis shocked many when he addressed the issue of divorce and declared that marriage dissolution is sometimes inevitable and even morally necessary when the safety of women and children are at stake. This stance is quite progressive for the Catholic Church, which does not recognize civil divorce, but rather, only Church- sanctioned…

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The Jewish Get and it’s Impact on Obtaining a Divorce

Haaretz, an Israeli news reporter, recently posted an interesting article entitled “Jewish Woman Seeking Divorce for Years Tells N.Y. Court of Rape and Abuse.” This article discussed an extremely prominent and sensitive issue that is currently plaguing a number of Jewish women seeking a divorce.   In 2008, Rivky Stein, an eighteen-year-old from Brooklyn, New…

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Celebrating New Years and the Start of Divorce Month

The month of January typically sees the most new divorce filings of the calendar year, earning it the nickname, ‘Divorce Month.’ This week, the Huffington Post featured several articles about the overabundance of divorce actions being commenced at the start of a new year.   In his article, When Divorce is a New Year’s Resolution,…

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