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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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Don’t Let the Word “Pre-Nup” Scare You

While Prenuptial Agreements aren’t nearly as appealing to talk about as wedding cakes or honeymoons, they can help you avoid financial issues later in life.  Some couples might feel as though a pre-nup has a divorce stigma attached to it, but it can actually be a great opportunity to get on the same page for…

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Divorcing Seniors: Tips to Remember

A recent Bowling Green State University study revealed that the divorce rate for Americans over the age of 50 has nearly doubled since 1990. Of this generation of divorcees, approximately 48% were divorcing their first spouse. All divorce proceedings are tied to unique problems, however seniors that elect to end their marriage, particularly from their…

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Being A Superhero For Your Children Throughout Your Divorce

This past week, the Huffington Post published an article entitled “Divorcing Parents: 4 Ways Your Can Be Super Heroes To Your Children,” written by Michael Aurit, the Founder of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation in Scottsdale, Arizona. This article directed the reader’s attention to ways that parents can discuss their divorce with their children…

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Judge Denies Wife’s Request for Additional Alimony

This week, the New York Post featured an article entitled “Judge Doesn’t Buy Wife’s ‘Mentally Ill’ Bid for More Alimony”, by Julia Marsh. The article discusses an Ivy League-educated lawyer’s ploy to get extra alimony from her soon-to-be ex-husband, by claiming she is too mentally unstable to work.   In 2012, Stephen Radin, a partner…

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Everyone Deserves the Right to Divorce, Kentucky Agrees

A Jefferson Family Court judge granted Kentucky’s first same-sex divorce. Judge Joseph O’Reilly permitted the divorce of two Louisville women who were legally married in Massachusetts.   While Judge O’Reilly issued this decision on December 29th, 2014, he waited until now to publicize the decision “so that it would become and couldn’t be challenged.” However,…

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Who Gets the Family Pet Upon Divorce?

Recently, the Las Vegas Review Journal featured an article entitled “Spouses Tangle Over Pets in Divorce Court”, written by Carri Geer Thevenot. The article focused on the complications many divorcing couples face when they cannot agree upon who will get the family pet upon dissolution of the marriage.   In a survey completed last February,…

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Why Long Married Couples Split Up

This week, AARP featured an article entitled “Why Long Married Couples Split Up—Is Cheating Always the Kiss of Death?”, written by Dr. Pepper Schwartz. As eluded to in the title, this article discusses the various reasons why couples who have been married twenty, thirty or even forty years eventually decide to file for divorce.  …

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