Understanding Short-term and Long-term Disability Benefits

2022-04-27T12:16:51-04:00

Do you know if you have short-term disability (STD) or long-term disability (LTD) benefits through your job?  If so, do you know what these disability benefits cover?  Both STD and LTD group benefit plans offered by employers are intended to pay a portion of your wages if an injury or sickness prevents you from [...]

Understanding Short-term and Long-term Disability Benefits2022-04-27T12:16:51-04:00

NEW LAW ENDS REQUIRED ARBITRATION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS

2022-03-23T12:47:15-04:00

On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021.”  The new law amends the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) to prohibit the required arbitration of sexual harassment and sexual assault claims.  The law applies not only to individual claims, but also class [...]

NEW LAW ENDS REQUIRED ARBITRATION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS2022-03-23T12:47:15-04:00

Three Lessons from The Denial of Severance Benefits in Soto V. Disney

2022-03-23T12:47:04-04:00

DISNEY SEVERANCE PAY PLAN In a recent decision, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that a long-time Disney employee was not entitled to severance benefits where the reason for her termination was her inability to work on account of her disability.  The case holds three important reminders for employees seeking both disability and [...]

Three Lessons from The Denial of Severance Benefits in Soto V. Disney2022-03-23T12:47:04-04:00

When Can I Modify Child Support?

2022-03-02T11:05:41-05:00

This is a question that my colleagues and I get asked often – unfortunately, the answer is not that simple: 3 years. By law, you can have your child support reviewed every 3 years. With the cost of living increasing, specifically health insurance, work-related childcare, and extraordinary expenses, there is a high chance that [...]

When Can I Modify Child Support?2022-03-02T11:05:41-05:00

And Just Like That… You Left Money to Your Ex-Spouse

2022-02-16T04:00:19-05:00

And Just Like That …. You Accidentally Left Money to Your Ex-Spouse: Three Ways You Might Unintentionally Leave Your Former Spouse Assets After Divorce   Yes, we confess we’re excited about the “Sex and the City” re-boot “And Just Like That.”  Some old habits die hard.  Speaking of, one of the recent episodes caught [...]

And Just Like That… You Left Money to Your Ex-Spouse2022-02-16T04:00:19-05:00

Leave Your Spouse, Not Your Life – A Look into Alimony

2022-01-10T15:44:17-05:00

“I am not trying to punish him/her; I don’t want alimony.” “I’ve always been a feminist; I don’t want alimony.” “I feel guilty I don’t support myself; I don’t want alimony.” During many consultations, people object to the very idea of spousal support for those and many other reasons. Much of the objections come [...]

Leave Your Spouse, Not Your Life – A Look into Alimony2022-01-10T15:44:17-05:00

The “Honey Do” List – Is “Get a Premarital Agreement” On It?

2021-10-11T15:13:54-04:00

You are engaged! Congratulations – planning a wedding is (mostly) joyful and fun. Your “honey do” list in planning for your wedding is probably a mile long. You need to book a venue, pick a dress, choose your flowers, sample cakes, and more. Is getting a Premarital Agreement on that list? Probably not - [...]

The “Honey Do” List – Is “Get a Premarital Agreement” On It?2021-10-11T15:13:54-04:00

Equitable Distribution and Real Drama on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

2021-10-11T15:05:16-04:00

It must be nice to be like the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Money, glamor, fame, a happy marriage…or not? If you’re a fan, you know some of the drama in Erika Girardi’s recent separation from high-profile attorney Tom Girardi. Things may not be as glitzy as they appear on the Bravo Network. The [...]

Equitable Distribution and Real Drama on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills2021-10-11T15:05:16-04:00

Second Saturday Charlotte

2022-06-08T11:22:54-04:00

Second Saturday Charlotte is a virtual workshop designed to help women take the next step, no matter where they are in the process of untying the knot. Second Saturday deals with the legal, financial, family and personal issues of divorce in a logical, yet compassionate way. With the guidance of trained professionals, this workshop [...]

Second Saturday Charlotte2022-06-08T11:22:54-04:00