June 7, 2016

Pets in Divorce

Pets are considered personal property in divorce.  Some states will consider who will retain the pet as part of their overall division of personal property, but not to enforce a visitation schedule. In the event that the court does entertain the determination of which spouse shall retain the pet (usually dogs) the following considerations are … Continue reading Pets in Divorce

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June 22, 2015

New Jersey’s New Alimony Law

New Jersey’s alimony law, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23 was revised on September 10, 2014. Some of the changes in New Jersey’s controversial alimony law clarify durational limits and provide factors for modification and termination of alimony.  Probably the most significant change in the New Jersey Alimony Statute is that the term “permanent” alimony has been replaced with … Continue reading New Jersey’s New Alimony Law

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June 16, 2013

The Pitfalls of Trying to Negotiate Your Divorce on Your Own

Usually when people call to inquire about divorce mediation they underestimate the complexity of the issues involved under the circumstances of their divorce.  There is the exception of a couple who has been married for a very short period of time, has held all their limited property separately, doesn’t own a home, earns similar salaries … Continue reading The Pitfalls of Trying to Negotiate Your Divorce on Your Own

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March 29, 2013

5 Tax Tips for Divorcing Couples

Last year around this time I blogged about 4 tax tips for divorcing couples.  It is that time of year again and the majority of couples who I’ve been meeting with have not filed their taxes yet.  For this reason I have decided it would be a good idea to rerun last year’s post and … Continue reading 5 Tax Tips for Divorcing Couples

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February 15, 2013

Top 10 Reasons to Mediate Your Divorce

The Huffington Post which regularly posts articles on divorce recently published an article that laid out the “Top 10 Reasons to Mediate your Divorce.”  Valuable excerpts from the article are outlined below: “Mediation is a process for resolving conflict and coming to an agreement where decision-making remains with the parties. A neutral mediator assists parties … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons to Mediate Your Divorce

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February 1, 2013

New Hope Divorce Mediation On The Radio

Brad Segall, host of 98.1 WOGL’s Philadelphia Agenda, recently spoke with Paul Murray, President of PTM Wealth Management and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and Mindey Elgart, attorney mediator with New Hope Divorce Mediation talking about the mediation process in divorce and the importance of getting your financial house in order before going through a divorce.

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January 25, 2013

98.1 WOGL Philadelphia Agenda with Brad Segall

I am a guest on 98.1 WOGL’s Philadelphia Agenda with Brad Segall Sunday morning from 6:30-7:00 a.m. Paul Murray, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst with PTM Wealth Management, shared the Philadelphia Agenda spotlight for an integrated presentation of a more constructive, respectful and well informed way to divorce. For those of you who don’t believe … Continue reading 98.1 WOGL Philadelphia Agenda with Brad Segall

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January 18, 2013

January is ‘Divorce Month’

So many couples hold on through the holidays in the hope that the magic of those special shared moments will save their marriage.  They hold on for the kids and they hold on as a test to see whether the holidays can resuscitate their relationship or confirm the notion that they can’t take another year … Continue reading January is ‘Divorce Month’

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January 11, 2013

Divorce Tool Kit

A divorcing client proclaimed, “Divorce is so ironic: I feel awful, anxious, and angry, but everyone tells me I have to do my best decision-making and negotiating, now. How on earth am I supposed to do that?” according to a Huffington Post article, “The Perfect Divorce Toolkit.” I couldn’t have put it better myself.  I … Continue reading Divorce Tool Kit

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