As we have all witnessed, ours is an age when grandparent duties transcend “Saturday” night. Historically, Saturday was grandparent night when parents would have their night out.  Sadly, the explosion in substance abuse among young and middle age adults has forced many older couples to choose between taking their grandchildren in or seeing them placed

There is hope that the plague is behind us.  Pestilence is on its way either in the form of a lantern fly or the return of the cicada after 17 years of peace.  For the divorce lawyer and his friend in crime, the accountant, there is another crisis emerging.  It’s the war over who gets

This decision issued on a non-precedential basis on April 13, 2021, represents every divorce litigator’s nightmare.  Unfortunately, the decision on appeal to remand the case offers the litigants a chance to relive what happened in the 1993 Bill Murray movie “Groundhog Day”.

The Laights were married forever before they separated.  For much of their marriage

On November 23, 2020, we posted about the legal deductibility of expenses paid in 2020 with funds borrowed through PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loans guaranteed by the government and subject to discharge as debts once it was shown that the loan proceeds were used to pay payroll and other approved expenses.  If you owned a

17 Million Americans watched the Oprah interview on Sunday night.  That’s six million more than watched the opening of Round 2 of our own President’s impeachment.  The airwaves today are exploding with controversy as various sides line up to condemn the House of Windsor or its recently exiled couple.  This piece is not about who

A MarketWatch.com web feed on March 7, 2021, brought an article published under The Moneyist.  The format is question and answer and the inquiry was from a woman marrying an older man who approached her three days before the wedding with a prenuptial agreement.  Needless to say she is today married but coping with re-bound

It is traumatic enough to decide to end a marriage.  Then there is the business of announcing the event to friends and family.  In an ideal world, couples would take the Jeff and McKinsey Bezos approach.  Press release from the couple sprinkled with words of kindness for each other.  While that’s an ideal approach, most

Just about every divorce case involves a house and its corresponding mortgage.  In a small number of cases parties agree that dissolution of the marriage is also an opportune time to downsize the residence, but in most situations, at least one of the parties wants to keep the residence, even if just, “for a while.”