Bonuses, Divorce, and Support, Oh My!

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It’s almost bonus season so it is a good time to talk about how they may factor into your divorce. A former client, we will call her “Victoria,” earned about $200,000 the year before her separation. Her base salary was about $115,000 and $85,000 was a performance bonus. She received papers that her husband was … Read more

Five Reasons to be Thankful for Divorce

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Divorce is distressing, so it may seem odd to think about being thankful.  However, representing parties in divorces for so many years, I have witnessed a tremendous amount of gratitude. Here are some reasons to be thankful: Your support system. I never cease to be amazed by the support systems many clients rely upon during … Read more

Divorce Courtroom Etiquette: Cyber Edition

Divorce Courtroom Etiquette

I wrote the article below in pre-Covid times.  Nowadays, most family law court proceedings take place virtually.  Judges have reported their pet peeves about litigants participating while online. All the tips below still apply but here are a few new ones:  Test your electronics and the program you will be using to make sure you … Read more

Timing is Everything-Know the Timeline for Your Support Case

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One of the most confusing aspects of divorce and separation is the timing of your support case. Whether it is for child support or interim support of a spouse, knowing the timing can save you from headaches and financial distress. Here is what you need to know if you are a support recipient: When you … Read more

Why You Need an Attorney Experienced in High Net Worth Divorce

While no two divorces are alike, high net worth divorces often have complex financial issues that require specific expertise. Think about it, if you had a parent who thought they had cataracts, you would not suggest they go see their internist. A neighborhood ophthalmologist that treats all sorts of eye diseases would be better. However, a doctor … Read more

Divorce and Inheritance: What You Need to Know Before You Inherit

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When you are happily married, you may decide to place inherited assets into joint names. When your marriage is over, will you regret doing so? Before you inherit, read this. Your inheritance is your separate property whether you inherited the funds before, during or after your marriage. However, while there can be some exceptions, if you … Read more

A House Divided-Who Keeps the House in a Divorce?

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When you hear a couple is divorcing, one of the first questions people ask is “who is keeping the house?” Clients rarely ask the question that way. They more often ask, should I keep the house? Indeed, that is the better question because keeping the house is not always a good thing. Couples hardly ever … Read more

Watch Now: Divorce in the Age of Covid-19 Part II

Divorce Reality Expert Nan Cohen interviews Pittsburgh Divorce Attorney Carla Donnelly about child support and alimony issues that arise during the pandemic.  Stay tuned for more episodes of Divorce Talk! Watch now Part II Watch now Part I Stay tuned for more episodes of Divorce Talk! Watch our discussion about support  Always remember that every … Read more