Spousal Maintenance Part 2 – Temporary

While a couple is working through the divorce process, one spouse may still need money from the other. This money may be needed to pay bills and take care of his or her other needs until the financial details are worked out and the divorce … [Read more...]

Spousal Maintenance Part 1 – What Is It?

Financial security can be a scary and emotional conversation even in healthy marriages. When you and your spouse made money decisions during the good years of your relationship, each of you filtered those ideas and decisions through your “love" … [Read more...]

BJ Mann Divorce Blog Index

This page organizes all of BJ's blog posts by divorce topic. It will be updated each time BJ publishes a new post. We hope it helps you find the information you are looking for. If not, please contact BJ, and she'll be glad to … [Read more...]

Divorce and the IRS: The Alimony Recapture Rule

Alimony is often a difficult topic for a divorcing couple to navigate and agree on. You may breathe a sigh of relief once you and your spouse agree on the details of spousal maintenance in your separation agreement and the divorce becomes … [Read more...]

Dictionary of Divorce Terms

Divorce is a confusing process at best. Legal language and related words often have precise meanings that don't easily translate for the couple going through divorce. I developed this dictionary to help my clients and reduce their … [Read more...]

Finding Your Way Using Divorce Mediation

When clients begin making decisions regarding ending their marriage, they often feel as if they are entering a deep, dark woods with no path, flashlight, or map. Many express a wish that they could understand all of the things they need to discuss … [Read more...]

How NY Divorce Laws Might Affect YOU

No-Fault Divorce in New York State October 2013 marks three years since NY State changed its divorce laws and became the last state to allow no-fault divorce. While no-fault divorce dominated the headlines, changes made at the same time in temporary … [Read more...]