Archives: Settlement

Creative Settlement Techniques in Divorce

Published: Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Here are some ideas — some tried and tested and some not — which might break the impasse when all else has failed to reach a settlement in a divorce.

Most Expensive Divorce in History

Published: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Large cases are generally easier to settle than smaller ones. For one, both sides have a lot to lose. Fear can do wonders to promote compromise.

12 Things Kids Think About Divorce

Published: Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

There is a common myth that kids want their parents to stay together or get back together. In reality, what kids want, more than anything else, is peace.

MAD in Divorce

Published: Friday, April 11th, 2014

Unfortunately, sometimes raw emotions control common sense. The result is unfortunate for both parties – and even worse for the children who are innocent victims.

Equitable Distribution in Property Division

Published: Friday, March 28th, 2014

“Getting it right” meant ruling that only gifts and inheritances, whenever received, are exempt.

Jail for Hiding Assets

Published: Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Too often, white collar criminals get off with probation and restitution under the theory that if they go to jail, the victims will not be recompensed.

Texas vs. Wisconsin Law Regarding Effect of Litigation on Children

Published: Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

While Texas has a statute requiring courts to accept settlement agreements, which Wisconsin does not, I was most impressed with the language of the decision recognizing the harm caused to children by litigation. Yet Wisconsin courts have consistently refused to recognize this harm.

Top 10 (Or Bottom 10?) Divorce Lawyers

Published: Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

The skill in lawyering is knowing when to be aggressive – and when not to be.

Business Divorces

Published: Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

My friend Sandy Swartzberg and I thought it might be interesting to co-write an article on the business divorce.

The Problem with Prenups

Published: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

While prenuptial agreements must have some semblance of “fairness,” there’s no definition provided of what that term means.