• Spring is in the air, which means… its Pre-Nuptial Season

    March 20, 2014

    Spring is in the air, which means… its Pre-Nuptial Season   Simply put, Pre-Nuptials provide Legal and Emotional Protection for First and Second Marriages   Love is in the air, and so also is the season for weddings.   As a long time practitioner of family law, I find it stunning how many people get married for a second time without considering a prenuptial, especially where there will be blended families. It’s very simple - if you’re getting married for a second time, and you have an existing family, and existing assets, you need to consider planning ahead for the unlikely chance of a divorce and to consider succession planning in the event of an untimely death.   While prenups are often associat

  • Before Forming A Family Business With Your Spouse, Consider Creating A Postnuptial Agreement

    March 12, 2014

    When you begin baking cupcakes in your family kitchen or otherwise offer goods and services, you may view your activities as a means for earning a little extra income for your family. However, these activities often prove to be highly successful, requiring the assistance of your spouse to keep up with daily operations or contribute financially to help the business grow. Seemingly without warning, you have a real family business — with pressures that can potentially cause the end of your marriage. Couples who start small businesses often fail to foresee the type of success that requires a full partnership contract. As the business grows, however, marital strain commonly increases. According to Gaebler.com, a website dedicated to ent

  • The Alimony Reform Bill

    March 2, 2014

    The Alimony Reform Bill Alimony award change expected in 2014 or 2015 Family Law Attorney Joel H. Feldman “Alimony reform legislation is on the minds of quite a few people these days. If you’re likely to pay alimony, you may be getting advice to delay your trial. If you’re likely to receive alimony, you may be getting advice to get to trial quickly,” says Joel Feldman, founding partner of Feldman & Schneiderman, P.L., a family and matrimonial law firm in Boca Raton, Florida. “A lot of attention is being paid to alimony reform. Efforts to limit permanent alimony and standardize how alimony is determined already have been introduced in the Florida Legislature. The Family Law Section of The Florida Bar and the Florida Ali