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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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“Life Is Short: Have An Affair”

This week, news broke of the Ashley Madison hack. Ashley Madison, the leading website for those looking to engage in an extramarital affair, encourages members with the slogan “Life is short, have an affair”. As a result of this invasive breach, members and the public are questioning what Ashley Madison’s data means for the modern…

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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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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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Becoming The Brady Bunch: Blending Families After A Divorce

When you have children and you are going through a divorce, you must always remember that the children will always have their mother and father, even when the family becomes blended with new spouses and siblings.  In a recent Huffington Post article, “What Kids With Divorced Parents Need To Remember,” Rebecca Ryan discusses her life…

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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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Divorcing Spouses Beware: How Facebook Could Prejudice the Outcome of Your Pending Divorce Action

This week Mirror Daily featured an article entitled, “Facebook Now Crops Up in a Third of Divorce Cases over Cheating and Old Flames”, written by Samantha Yule. According to the article, a recent survey of matrimonial firms’ caseloads revealed that social media is increasingly relied upon as proof of inappropriate behavior in divorce actions. Specifically,…

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