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Episode 061: Thoughts from Mom-Nonymous
Episode 061: Seeing The Bigger (Legal) Picture with special guest Marilyn B. Chinitz
Such great advice from Marilyn B. Chinitz, divorce attorney from Blank Rome LLP. With 35 years of experience behind her, she knows the Do’s and Don’ts of seeing clients through the process.
#1 on her list is be informed on your state laws on divorce.
#2 Know your net worth, finances, houses , cars,whatever you have accrued as a couple.
#3 You need to know about your taxes.
This is quite a learning experience and the more you know, the more you will be empowered throughout the process. Divorce can take a lot of time. If you have a prenup, it’s a contract and should be protected. Custody of children is such a touchy subject and can sometimes be hurtful and nasty. Do not bad mouth your spouse in front of kids it scars them forever. Don’t put any of this on social media, computers, or phones. NOT SMART. If you are offered a great sum of money in lieu of your house from your spouse, think it over and check out what repercussions you may be in for. Sometimes it’s not so smart and will cost you in taxes down the road. When this is all over, you can come away much wiser with your new independence and freedom. Be a good parent and role model for your kids as well as yourself.
Marilyn also addressed same sex marriages. This is where she really emphasized KNOW YOUR STATE LAWS. It differs especially when it is over custody of children. It can be more complex especially when you now live in a different state than where you married. States differ on the laws.
Great podcast from an attorney with years of experience. Nice to hear Leanne asking questions. I’m sure we would have also. This attorney was a wealth of information.
Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce Podcast. She’s been married for over 50 years, has never been divorced, and would like to remain anonymous.