Homemaker OR Breadwinner -Will I need to get a job after my divorce?…

Stay at home parents and homemakers often ask whether they will have to get a job after they divorce.  While the short answer is technically “no,” it is not that simple.  The court will not order you to get a job.  That said, you may need to get a job depending on the support 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

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 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 Carla Donnelly Speak About Divorce

Recently, GH&A Attorney, Carla Schiff Donnelly, appeared on KDKA radio and Facebook Live talking about divorce with Divorce Expert Nan Cohen.  Periodically, Cohen calls upon Donnelly to contribute to her show and provide insight into the divorce process. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbL_d95jSDw   Hear her speak previously: