Entries by James J. Gross

A Journal for Your Divorce

We are always happy to hear stories of people turning divorce into a positive experience and helping others along the way. In this case, an interesting divorce journal is the result. A Journal for the Divorce Experience Alisha Strattman says she created Life Goes On Journals when she realized her marriage was over. “I was […]

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Winning the Lottery

Today’s scenario: A man who is legally separated from his wife wins the lottery. Does he have to share the winnings with his wife? The marital property law of your state holds the answer. I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.” — Fran Lebowitz […]

Real Lawyers Take Notes

“Why do you take notes? Lawyers don’t take notes. I never had a lawyer who took notes,” the president asked former White House counsel Don McGahn, according to the Mueller Report. McGahn responded he keeps notes because he is a “real lawyer.” “I’ve had a lot of great lawyers, like Roy Cohn. He did not […]

Too Rich for Alimony in a Divorce?

Can you be too rich to get alimony in a divorce? This is a great problem to have. Alimony in Divorce – A South Carolina Case In a 2017 case out of South Carolina, the court awarded $5,000 a month in permanent alimony to the wife in a 28-year marriage. The husband made over $400,000 […]

Free Couples Therapy on Your Cell Phone

Hate to drive to therapy? Hate to tell your secrets to a stranger? Hate paying for therapy? Just download the LifeCouple app and you will have couples therapy on your cell phone available 24/7. The app will first ask you to rate satisfaction in different areas of your relationship. If your partner and you report […]