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About Joshua Hecht

Joshua Hecht is an attorney and partner at Sunshine, Isaacson & Hecht, LLP in Jericho, New York.
EMAIL: jhecht@sihllp.com
BIO: About Joshua
PHONE: (212) 376-5080

Your Business Could Be in the Middle of Your Partner’s Messy Divorce
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Your Business Could Be in the Middle of Your Partner’s Messy Divorce | Joshua B. Hecht

{5 minutes to read} If your business partner is going through a divorce, their spouse may be entitled to compensation for direct or indirect contributions to the business. The divorcing spouse has the right to argue that their direct and indirect contributions to the business attributed to its growth and success, if they can prove it. However, before even getting to the point where a judge determines whether the spouse made such contributions, the spouse will want to find out how much the business is worth — so that he or she knows what is at stake and whether it is worth fighting for.

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Getting Divorced? Think Before You Tweet
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Getting Divorced? Think Before You Tweet | Joshua B. Hecht

{2:45 minutes to read} If you’re going through a divorce, it’s probably best to start with the presumption that anything you tweet, post, upload, chat about, or otherwise place in the universe of social media can and will be used against you by your spouse and their attorneys. So tread cautiously and be mindful of this problem that comes with getting divorced in the twenty-first century. Consider the following two scenarios:

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The Ashley Madison Scandal: The Media Cares, But Do Judges?
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The Ashley Madison Scandal: The Media Cares, But Do Judges? | Joshua B. Hecht

{3:05 minutes to read} When the news broke this past summer that AshleyMadison.com had been hacked, leaking the names and identifying information of approximately 37 million users, there were more than a few jittery spouses. The scandal attracted wide media coverage and rampant speculation about the effect that the leak would have on marriages of the subscribers. However, for all of the media hype, while the revelation that one’s spouse has been cheating is reason enough to seek a divorce, a spouse’s infidelity has little, if any, bearing on the actual divorce process.

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If You Are Getting a Divorce, Change Your Will
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If You Are Getting a Divorce, Change Your Will | Joshua B. Hecht

When our firm handles a divorce, we reference the client’s Last Will and Testament in the Divorce Settlement Agreement. During divorce, many people worry about how their property will be distributed between them and their spouse at the end of the divorce. However, few consider how their property will be distributed in the event of their death before the divorce is finalized. There are two questions that everyone going through a divorce should be considering, but rarely do:

  • “What happens if I die before my divorce is final?”
  • “How can I make sure that my share of the property goes to the people that I want it to go to, rather than my future ex-spouse?”

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The Grey Divorce Revolution? So Much For “‘Til Death Do Us Part”
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The Grey Divorce Revolution? So Much For “‘Til Death Do Us Part

{4:30 minutes to read} The generation that transformed our social conscience and brought us the sexual revolution continues to rewrite the playbook when it comes to love, marriage and divorce in the golden years. While divorce among older couples was almost unthinkable until fairly recently, baby boomers are increasingly divorcing in their golden years after decades-long marriages. It’s a paradigm shift from generations past.

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Divorcing Parents of Special Needs Children – Part 2: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
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Divorcing Parents of Special Needs Children – Part 2: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You | Joshua Hecht

{5:01 minutes to read} In our first article we discussed: 1) what divorcing parents of a child with special needs should know about structuring a settlement agreement; 2) how a Supplemental Needs Trust needs to be addressed in the Agreement to ensure that the child with special needs maintains eligibility for government benefits; and 3) how child support needs to be earmarked, allocated and ordered into the Supplemental Needs Trust to ensure continued government benefits.

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Divorcing Parents of Special Needs Children – Part 1: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
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Divorcing Parents of Special Needs Children – Part 1: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You | Joshua Hecht

{4:15 minutes to read} As divorce attorneys, sometimes we don't know what we don’t know. Our clients can sign the agreement, which has all of the traditional language. We may think we provided for each and every need of the child – their basic support, add-on activities, extra-curricular programs, perhaps a special school – but the question remains: What must we also consider when planning for a child with special needs?

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