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A Not So Happy New Year

Posted by Carlos Blanco

Like most, at The Big Kaboom, we cherish the renewed optimism that comes with the New Year.  The simple calendar tick from December 31 to January 1 seems to bring out the best in everyone and everything. Unfortunately, the start of a new year also has a dark side–a giant spike in the number of divorce filings.  Many sources point to January as being “Divorce Month”; that is, the month

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Pitbull or Pussycat

Posted by Carlos Blanco

The other day, I received an interesting phone call.  The women, let’s call her Jessica, decided to divorce.  The conversation starts with Jessica saying, “I want to get divorced, but I want it to be as amicable as possible.”  I think to myself, okay, all good so far.  Then Jessica continues talking, “But I want a really aggressive attorney to represent me!” Given that these types of requests are sadly

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The Postnuptial Agreement

Posted by Carlos Blanco

Starting out in Argentina as newlyweds, Alejandro and Teresa did not have a penny to their names as they made their way to the U.S. Alejandro as a computer programmer and Teresa as a junior bank executive, both with multi-national employers, shared a promising future. Approaching their 25 year wedding anniversary, everything was wonderful–lots of love, two kids, pension plans, money in the bank and a good lifestyle. But something

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