Q&A: What Can You Do if Your Spouse is Not Paying You Pursuant to the Divorce Settlement Agreement?

If your spouse stopped paying your divorce settlement for a good, excusable reason (unemployment, illness) you could be out of luck – especially if you do not have a contingency plan built into the original divorce settlement agreement.

If your spouse stopped paying your divorce settlement for a good, excusable reason (unemployment, illness) you could be out of luck – especially if you do not have a contingency plan built into the original divorce settlement agreement.

Get the Most Money in Your Divorce Settlement

Getting the most money in your divorce settlement does not require you to be a mercenary but it does require some degree of strategizing and intelligence. By the latter I do not refer to IQ but rather I use the word sort of the way someone who works for the FBI might. There are 3 … Continue reading “Get the Most Money in Your Divorce Settlement”

LOS ANGELES: Can Jamie McCourt win motion to “set aside” divorce settlement from ex husband Frank McCourt?

But even assuming there was a mutual mistake or even fraud, can Mrs McCourt set aside the settlement? It depends more than likely on the language used in the settlement. Did the lawyers leave wiggle room to reopen in the event of changed circumstances? Did she waive all future rights? Was there actual fraud and misrepresentation? Did Mr McCourt know at the time of the settlement that the team was worth $2 billion dollars? Did Jamie’s lawyers perform their due diligence during the discovery process? There are so many questions, so many factors that could tip the scales in this situation. But stand by till November for an update. This apparently is when the case for a set aside will be heard in California Superior Court.

But even assuming there was a mutual mistake or even fraud, can Mrs McCourt set aside the settlement? It depends more than likely on the language used in the settlement. Did the lawyers leave wiggle room to reopen in the event of changed circumstances? Did she waive all future rights? Was there actual fraud and misrepresentation? Did Mr McCourt know at the time of the settlement that the team was worth $2 billion dollars? Did Jamie’s lawyers perform their due diligence during the discovery process? There are so many questions, so many factors that could tip the scales in this situation. But stand by till November for an update. This apparently is when the case for a set aside will be heard in California Superior Court.

Dirty divorce tricks and how to beat your wives at their own game (for men, husbands, dads)

DIRTY DIVORCE TRICKS AND HOW TO WIN IN THE DIVORCE BATTLEFIELD ——————————————————————————- GUYS, YOU HAVE RIGHTS. FATHER’S HAVE RIGHTS. DADS HAVE RIGHTS. HUSBANDS HAVE RIGHTS. Don’t let your wife run all over you in your divorce. YOU CAN WIN YOUR DIVORCE. You can beat your wife at her own game! Fight dirty! Fight to win! … Continue reading “Dirty divorce tricks and how to beat your wives at their own game (for men, husbands, dads)”

Schacter v Schacter – New York big law divorce case: A partner is spared huge alimony obligation due to wife’s badmouthing on Internet site

Lawyer to Lawyer Janice and Ira Schacter are New York divorce lawyers, ostensibly, but it is the husband who made the big bucks. Mr Schacter was is a Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. He was making  big bucks until his estranged wife, apparently bitter about their divorce,  started posting negative comments about him on a popular but … Continue reading “Schacter v Schacter – New York big law divorce case: A partner is spared huge alimony obligation due to wife’s badmouthing on Internet site”

HARTFORD, CT: George David and Marie Douglas settle their divorce case for $50M! Do they read my blog???

July 17, 2009: Oh My Word! They settled for $50 million!!! I can’t believe it. That is exactly what I thought they should have done from the beginning. That is exactly what I said here. oh wait. that was the wrong link. It’s here. I must be psychic. I knew that was the magic number … Continue reading “HARTFORD, CT: George David and Marie Douglas settle their divorce case for $50M! Do they read my blog???”

Countess Marie made $400,000/year as Wall Street analyst; will that factor into her divorce settlement?

Roffey v. Roffey; Hartog v. Hartog; DRL section 236(B)(6)(a)(1)-(11). Does Countess Marie really need the alimony/maintenance she is asking for given that she was such a high earner when she was on Wall Street a few years ago? Girlfriend made more than Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner made when he was president of the Federal Reserve! … Continue reading “Countess Marie made $400,000/year as Wall Street analyst; will that factor into her divorce settlement?”

Renegotiating your divorce settlement: What UK’s Brian Myerson and Madoff’s Steven Simkin teaches us

Bankers’ wives, just like wives of lawyers in big firms, have always lived a posh life filled with things like Yves Saint Laurent dresses, Chanel bags, and Hermes scarves — to wit: Kathy Fuld (wife of Lehman Brothers’ Dick Fuld), Laura Blank (ex-wife of Madoff investor Steven Simkin),  and Ingrid Myerson (ex wife of UK’s Brian Myerson).  Laura … Continue reading “Renegotiating your divorce settlement: What UK’s Brian Myerson and Madoff’s Steven Simkin teaches us”

Stephen Walsh’s (Walsh Greenberg & Co.) divorce settlement with ex-wife Janet Walsh Schaberg comes under attack: Will the agreement be set aside?

Walsh Greenberg & Co the latest securities firm to come under attack from the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for fraud, takes ex-wife, Janet Walsh Schaberg along for the ride. According to Reuters: NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two money managers who oversaw investments for Carnegie Mellon University and other institutions were arrested on … Continue reading “Stephen Walsh’s (Walsh Greenberg & Co.) divorce settlement with ex-wife Janet Walsh Schaberg comes under attack: Will the agreement be set aside?”

Ruth Madoff on how to get the most money ($15 million) as a divorce settlement

Ruth Madoff is not a fool. At least, I didn’t used to think so. She understands what is at stake once her husband Bernie Madoff is indicted and then convicted of securities fraud. And what is at stake is her distributive share of the marital assets she owns with Bernie, which, as it now stands, … Continue reading “Ruth Madoff on how to get the most money ($15 million) as a divorce settlement”

On celebrating the holidays with your ex for the kids’ sake

  The holidays are upon us and many families are struggling with the issue of where the kids will spend the holidays. Here in New York, many divorce settlement agreements include visitation schedules, holiday schedules and parenting time schedules. What often happens is that the kid(s) get to alternate the holidays with each parent. So if … Continue reading “On celebrating the holidays with your ex for the kids’ sake”