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04/26/2024

Even if you wanted your divorce, I’m still sorry… just a little less sorry 😉

04/23/2024

Billionaire Oil Heiress Ivy Getty Divorcing Husband Tobias Engel After Four Years

https://www.spiriolaw.com/The-Latest-News-Blog/2024/4/Billionaire-Oil-Heiress-Ivy-Getty-Divorcing-Husband-Tobias-Engel-After-Four-Years

The billionaire heiress, Ivy Getty, the great-granddaughter of oil tycoon, J Paul Getty, has filed for divorce after 4 years, from her husband Tobias Engel.

However, being a member of the Getty billionaire family, a Prenuptial Agreement was in place prior to the nuptials, protecting her famed family’s massive wealth. You don’t have to be a member of a billionaire family to have a Prenup. We can all take lessons from the rich and famous, who protect their wealth and their assets by having a Prenuptial Agreement prior to marriage. This is something that is extremely important for couples before marriage, no matter what their current assets are, because it not only protects assets that they may have now, but also assets that they wish to keep in the future. It also can make the dissolution of a marriage go that much smoother because the couple has contemplated an outline in a contractual agreement that determines what happens to assets that become acquired during the marriage.

If you have questions about the benefits of Prenups or how to avoid a messy divorce, please feel free to contact Concetta G. Spirio, Esq. at Spirio Law and catch my blog article from last week on the “Five Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement”.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Mara Siegler, pagesix(dot)com
Royalty-free photo courtesy of Pixabay

Concetta Spirio. A Compassionate Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Mediator & Peacemaker Providing The Highest Level of Legal Representation For Over 35 Years.

04/22/2024

Try to remain positive- the best is yet to be 💕 For more inspirational quotes to help you through your divorce, visit https://sasforwomen.com/divorce-quotes-inspirational/

04/19/2024

Top Five Reasons Why You Should Consider a Prenuptial Agreement

What is a Prenuptial Agreement and why is it so important?

Prenups as they are often referred to are legal contracts between a couple, prior to getting married to establish the financial and property rights of each spouse in the event of a divorce or death.

Although prenups sometimes have been associated with negative connotations or viewed as unromantic, they can actually provide numerous benefits for couples entering into marriage.

Here are the top five reasons why everyone should consider a Prenuptial Agreement prior to marriage.

1. Protection of Assets: One of the primary reasons couples choose to create Prenuptial Agreement, is to protect their individual assets. This is particularly relevant for individuals who enter marriage with significant wealth, property or investments. However, a prenup is for the everyone person regardless of your wealth and assets.

A prenup can outline assets to be segregated as separate property going into the marriage and for these assets to remain separate property. It can also specify what happens with new assets and/or income and how they will be classified and treated after the marriage and in the event of a divorce.

2. Clarity and transparency: Prenuptial Agreements promote open communication between partners about their financial situations, debts and expectations for the future. It creates a great conversation for a couple that is about to get married and actually gives insights to know one another better and how each person feels about and treats money, assets and wealth. This sometimes gives great insights to the person you are marrying, and it can help those that are madly in love, from being blinded by that love.

By discussing, planning and outlining this agreement before the marriage, the couple can also clarify any misunderstanding and ensure that they are on the same page regarding financial matters. This transparency can strengthen trust in their relationship, reducing the likelihood of conflicts relating to money during the marriage.

3. Business Protection: For entrepreneurs, business owners or individuals with professional practices, a Prenuptial Agreement can safeguard their business interests. Without a prenup a spouse may have a claim to a portion of the business value in the event of a divorce. However, a well drafted prenup can specify that the business on other separate property of the person coming into the marriage, can remain separate property. It can also protect against a future interest in a creation or business that is yet to be formed.

4. Debt Management: In addition to protecting assets, Prenuptial Agreements can address how debts will be managed, during and after the marriage. Also, if someone is coming into a marriage with debt it can be addressed and\provide protection for the non-debtor spouse. By clearly defining each spouses responsibility for preexisting debts and outlining how new debts acquired during the marriage will be handled, couples can avoid disputes and ensure fair financial arrangements, especially in the case of separation or divorce.

5. Estate Planning: Prenups can also serve as a valuable tool for estate planning purposes. By establishing provisions for inheritance, property distribution and spousal support in the event of death, couples can protect their respective interest and provide for their children and/or other beneficiaries. This can be particularly important for individuals entertaining marriage with children from a previous relationship or significant assets they wish to preserve for future generations.

In conclusion, while discussing a Prenuptial Agreement may not be the most romantic aspect of wedding planning, it can offer significant advantages and peace of mind for couples entering marriage. Often, it encourages conversations that are important to the sustainability of this relationship going forward. Giving each party a better understanding and knowledge of the other person.

By addressing the financial matters up front and establishing clear expectations, prenups can strengthen trust, protect assets and provide a framework for navigating potential challenges in the future.

It is extremely important that you find the right attorney that is qualified and specializes in family law and divorce to ensure that the Prenuptial Agreement meets not only legal requirements but adequately addresses the needs of each of the parties, their expectations as well as their plans for the future. It is Important to Plan ahead and consult with an attorney well in advanced of the planed nuptials.

Blog article courtesy of Concetta G. Spirio, Esq.

Concetta Spirio. A Compassionate Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Mediator & Peacemaker Providing The Highest Level of Legal Representation For Over 35 Years.

04/18/2024

Supreme Court Allows Idaho's Gender Affirming Care Ban

https://www.spiriolaw.com/The-Latest-News-Blog/2024/4/Supreme-Court-Allows-Idahos-Gender-Affirming-Care-Ban

The Supreme Court’s recent decision will allow Idaho’s Gender Affirming Care Ban to go into effect.

This is a striking blow for the rights of transgender individuals and their families.

This ban would punish medical professionals who provide care to trans minors (regardless of the fact that their parents and healthcare providers have determined this path of health care to be medically necessary), with felony convictions, up to $5,000.00 in fines and up to 10 years in prison.

This is just another example of the extreme right Republican ideology seeking to control people, their health care choices and the choices they make for themselves and for their families.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Daniel Villarreal, lgbtqnation(dot)com
Royalty-free photo courtesy of Google's ImageFX

Concetta Spirio. A Compassionate Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Mediator & Peacemaker Providing The Highest Level of Legal Representation For Over 35 Years.

04/17/2024

Wise words from Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb Mt. Everest. Hard work will beat talent almost every time. For more quotes from strong females, visit https://www.today.com/life/quotes/women-empowerment-quotes-rcna42474?search=women%20quotes

04/15/2024

10 Tiny Ways You Make Your Marriage Way Harder Than It Needs To Be

https://www.spiriolaw.com/The-Latest-News-Blog/2024/4/10-Tiny-Ways-You-Make-Your-Marriage-Way-Harder-Than-It-Needs-To-Be

So often there are simple ways to improve relationships. This article explores several of the tiny ways that you may not realize are making your marriage harder.

Two of the items that I think are crucial are whether you forgive and forget a transgression and let it go and not constantly bringing it up which just re-opens the wound.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Susannah B. Lewis, yourtango(dot)com
Royalty-free photo courtesy of Pixabay

Concetta Spirio. A Compassionate Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Mediator & Peacemaker Providing The Highest Level of Legal Representation For Over 35 Years.

04/10/2024

When women achieve, we all achieve. For more quotes from strong females, visit https://www.today.com/life/quotes/women-empowerment-quotes-rcna42474?search=women%20quotes

04/09/2024

3 Effective Ways To Discuss Divorce With Your Spouse

https://www.spiriolaw.com/The-Latest-News-Blog/2024/4/3-Effective-Ways-To-Discuss-Divorce-With-Your-Spouse

This article talks about the difficulty in approaching the topic of divorce with your spouse. What I love about this article is that it points out, that all relationships, over time, develop an intricate dance. Sometimes stepping back and recognizing the dance, which may occur unconsciously with you and your spouse is a good thing.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Mr. Digital Fingers, rollingout(dot)com
Royalty-free photo courtesy of Pixabay (AI Generated)

Concetta Spirio. A Compassionate Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Mediator & Peacemaker Providing The Highest Level of Legal Representation For Over 35 Years.

04/08/2024

Something you should always try to remember, whether dealing with divorce or not, is that you cannot possibly fill other’s cups if your own cup is empty. For more inspirational quotes to help you through your divorce, visit https://sasforwomen.com/divorce-quotes-inspirational/

04/02/2024

Legendary Couples Therapists John and Julie Gottman Say This Common Communication Advice Is Dead Wrong

https://www.spiriolaw.com/The-Latest-News-Blog/2024/4/Legendary-Couples-Therapists-John-and-Julie-Gottman-Say-This-Common-Communication-Advice-Is-Dead-Wrong

This article has hopeful suggestions on communication, especially avoiding the blame game. Instead, express yourself, “when you do “X” I feel “Y”. However, this article feels that this method is outdated and no longer useful. A better way to start a tough conversation is to start to talk about yourself, what you feel, expressing a positive need and above all, sticking to a situation rather than describing your partner and blaming the relationship problem on some trait of your partner.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Jessica Stillman, inc(dot)com
Royalty-free photo courtesy of Google's AI Image FX

Concetta Spirio. A Compassionate Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Mediator & Peacemaker Providing The Highest Level of Legal Representation For Over 35 Years.

04/01/2024

Divorce is painful for almost everyone. Sometimes accepting that you just don’t work with someone as a pair is the bravest thing you can do. For more inspirational quotes to help you through your divorce, visit https://sasforwomen.com/divorce-quotes-inspirational/

03/29/2024

Sorry not sorry 😉🤪

03/25/2024

Deciding to divorce is almost never easy. Even though it is the right choice a lot of the time, it is not always something that we come to terms with quickly or easily. If you need to talk through your options, reach out to me or any qualified divorce mediator to find out what your options are. Knowledge is power ✊🏽For more inspirational quotes to help you through your divorce, visit https://sasforwomen.com/divorce-quotes-inspirational/

03/22/2024

Honor to be included in Moxxie's Celebration of Women's History month

Celebrate with Moxxie

Moxxie Network Member - Concetta G. Spirio, Collaborative Divorce Attorney and Mediator of Esq. Spirio-law

What woman in history inspires you?
There are so many, Eleanor Roosevelt for one, but someone many from the LGBTQ Community: Barbara Gittings: She was an American activist for LGBTQ equality, organized the New York Chapter of Daughters of Bilitis (first le***an and civil rights organization) as well as created The Le***an Herstory Archives.

03/22/2024

It’s just a fact 🤷🏽‍♀️ ask me how mediation can help you separate from your spouse peacefully.

03/18/2024

Knowing when to step away rather than step it up is crucial to finding happiness. Only you know what is right for you and at what point letting go is the right answer. For more inspirational quotes to help you through your divorce, visit https://sasforwomen.com/divorce-quotes-inspirational/

03/15/2024

Jumping on the Traylor bandwagon for this week 😂

03/13/2024

Especially during , make sure you make it impossible for them not to hear you 📣For more quotes from strong females, visit https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/g38335193/strong-women-quotes/

03/12/2024

BREAKING NEWS: Historic Settlement Reached in Florida's "Don't Say Gay or Trans" Law

https://www.spiriolaw.com/The-Latest-News-Blog/2024/3/BREAKING-NEWS-Historic-Settlement-Reached-in-Floridas-Dont-Say-Gay-or-Trans-Law

More than a dozen parents, students, and teachers throughout Florida, along with non-profit organizations Equality Florida and Family Equality, reached a historic settlement agreement with the Florida State Board of Education, Florida Department of Education, and school districts that resolves their facial challenge to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law.

The settlement rolls back key discriminatory provisions in the "Don't Say Gay" law, and will safeguard LGBTQ+ students from bullying, end censorship of LGBTQ+ communities, and reinstate Gay-Straight Alliances in public schools.

Selected excerpt(s), picture and link to the press release courtesy of nclrights(dot)org

NCLR is a national legal organization committed to advancing the human and civil rights of the le***an, gay, bisexual, transgender, and q***r community through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. Since its founding, NCLR has maintained a longstanding commitment to racial and economic justice and the LGBTQ community’s most vulnerable.

Concetta Spirio. A Compassionate Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Mediator & Peacemaker Providing The Highest Level of Legal Representation For Over 35 Years.

03/11/2024

New York Attorney General Letitia James Demands Nassau County Rescind Ban on Female Transgender Athletes

https://www.spiriolaw.com/The-Latest-News-Blog/2024/3/New-York-Attorney-General-Letitia-James-Demands-Nassau-County-Rescind-Ban-on-Female-Transgender-Athletes

New York’s Attorney General Letitia James demanded that Nassau County rescind its ban on female transgender athletes that was recently instituted there. The Nassau County Executive, Bruce Blakeman, issued an executive order on February 22, 2024 banning sports organized from county run athletic facilities if they allow transgender girls and women to compete on female teams.

The issue of transgender persons in sports has become very heated and controversial.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of cbsnews(dot)com
Royalty-free photo courtesy of Pixabay

Concetta Spirio. A Compassionate Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Mediator & Peacemaker Providing The Highest Level of Legal Representation For Over 35 Years.

03/11/2024

Teen Mob Attacks Gay Couple in NYC After Hurling Slurs, Throwing Objects At Them

https://www.spiriolaw.com/The-Latest-News-Blog/2024/3/Teen-Mob-Attacks-Gay-Couple-in-NYC-After-Hurling-Slurs-Throwing-Objects-At-Them

Unfortunately, hate crime is not only alive and well, but it's becoming more prevalent - even in our own back yard.

A gay couple was recently attacked in Astoria, Queens just because they were walking together on a public street. It's important that we are all more vigilant, aware and supportive to help prevent and stop hate crimes when we see them.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Amanda Woods, NYPost(dot)com
Royalty-free photo courtesy of Pixabay

Concetta Spirio. A Compassionate Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Mediator & Peacemaker Providing The Highest Level of Legal Representation For Over 35 Years.

03/11/2024

Everything you want is on the other side of fear. Once you decide to act anyway despite that fear, you will be on your way to the life you want to live. For more inspirational quotes to help you through your divorce, visit https://sasforwomen.com/divorce-quotes-inspirational/

03/08/2024

Fighting out your divorce in court isn’t always the answer… ask me about mediation and how it can save you valuable time, energy, and money.

03/06/2024

And that’s the tea ☕️✨ For more quotes from strong females, visit https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/g38335193/strong-women-quotes/

03/04/2024

5 Distinct Conversations Happily Married Couples Have, According To Experts

https://www.spiriolaw.com/The-Latest-News-Blog/2024/3/5-Distinct-Conversations-Happily-Married-Couples-Have-According-To-Experts

This article highlights some of the basic things that you should be doing in a healthy relationship, including having conversations about each others well being and truly being interested in each other.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Will Curtis, yourtango(dot)com
Royalty-free photo courtesy of Google's AI Image FX

Concetta Spirio. A Compassionate Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Mediator & Peacemaker Providing The Highest Level of Legal Representation For Over 35 Years.

03/04/2024

When you separate from a partner, especially if you experienced mental abuse during your relationship, claiming ownership over your newly freed self can be a huge challenge. Seek out therapy or support from loved ones to learn how to reclaim your life; you owe it to yourself. For more inspirational quotes to help you through your divorce, visit https://sasforwomen.com/divorce-quotes-inspirational/

02/28/2024

Change and growth can be scary. But, do you know what is even scarier? Remaining the same… ✨ For more quotes from strong females, visit https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/g38335193/strong-women-quotes/

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