Family Law

The Role of a Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert with Allison Decent | Episode 173

September 28,2023

Join us on a compelling exploration of the intricate world of divorce real estate with our guest Allison Decent,  Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert (CDRE), as we explore her unique certification and how it benefits divorce attorneys and their clients. Allison is not just an expert; she’s a beacon of knowledge in her field, breaking […]

Contractual vs. Modifiable Spousal Maintenance: Which One is Best for You?

September 22,2023

Going through a divorce can be a challenging experience, both emotionally and financially. Determining spousal maintenance or alimony payments can be even more complicated. One of the crucial factors to consider when it comes to spousal maintenance is whether you want to go with contractual or modifiable spousal maintenance. In this blog, we’ll discuss the […]

Five Tips for Drafting a Premarital Agreement with Elizabeth Hardman | Episode 172

September 22,2023

Join Ryan Kalamaya and one of our family law attorneys Elizabeth Hardman in our insightful discussion as they share their top five tips for those contemplating a premarital agreement. We’ll shed light on the benefits of such agreements and emphasize the significance of engaging legal counsel to guarantee its validity and enforceability and why discussions […]

Understanding and Combating Financial Abuse in Divorce with Lisa Zeiderman | Episode 171

September 14,2023

Matrimonial attorney Lisa Ziderman joins Ryan on this episode of Divorce at Altitude to discuss financial abuse and manipulation within a marital context. Lisa is the managing partner of Miller Zeiderman LLP in New York City and serves as the Vice President of the executive board for Savvy Ladies, which is a nationwide non-profit that helps women empower themselves through […]

Exploring the Transformative Power of Sabbaticals: Lessons from Portugal and Spain | Episode 169

September 07,2023

Drawn from Ryan’s recent two-month sojourn in the charming locales of Portugal and Spain, this episode focuses on navigating the intriguing concept of sabbaticals. Amy and Ryan focus on the profound transformative power of time-off, a narrative rich with insights that will inspire you to contemplate your own venture. They also scrutinize the diverse programs […]

Exploring Premarital Agreements in a High-Profile Divorce: The Kevin Costner Case | Episode 168

August 31,2023

Dare we say it? Kevin Costner’s divorce case with its contested premarital agreement, is one for the books – one that might rival any of his Hollywood screenplays. A prenup stating a $1.5 million payout to Christine Baumgartner upon divorce, child support complexities, parenting time issues – can this be contested considering his net worth […]

Parental Alienation: Unintentional vs Intentional – Advice From Jill Coil | Episode 167

August 28,2023

Parental alienation is a frequently used term in custody cases, but it’s essential to understand that there are two distinct types: unintentional and intentional parental alienation. In this re-broadcasted informative discussion with Ryan Kalamaya on Divorce at Altitude, family law attorney Jill Coil highlights the differences between these types and provides practical strategies and advice […]

What is a Spousal Maintenance Buyout? | Episode 165

August 17,2023

In this informative episode, Ryan defined what a maintenance or alimony buyout means. Essentially, it is one-time lump sum payment made by one spouse to the other, instead of ongoing future payments. To help illustrate this concept in different scenarios, he uses our hypothetical divorce clients, Eric and Melanie Wolf. What is Divorce at Altitude? […]

Revisiting The Positive Divorce Movement and Better Apart Method with Gabrielle Hartley | Episode 164

August 10,2023

A divorce process can often be physically and emotionally draining for both parties and children involved, especially if the case goes to trial. In this re-broadcasted episode, Ryan Kalamaya and Gabrielle Hartley sit down to discuss the positive divorce movement and her Better Apart Method, which are changing how people think about divorce. They also […]

Navigating a High Conflict Divorce in Mediation with Liz Merrill | Episode 162

August 03,2023

Navigating a high conflict divorce can be extremely difficult. That’s why we sat down with Liz Merrill, mediator, divorce coach, and someone who’s faced her own high conflict divorce. We discuss the complexities of what a high conflict divorce looks like, the potential scenarios one may encounter, and signs that might indicate you’re dealing with a […]

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