Margaret Klaw

Margaret Klaw
What Is Attachment Parenting

What Is Attachment Parenting

My neighborhood is teeming with attached babies. They’re peeking out from elaborate wraps swaddled on backs and snuggled down in pouches tightly strapped to chests. After the lights go out, they’re sharing the family bed and…

The Happiest Divorce

The Happiest Divorce

The culture of divorce is shifting, in tune with the times. How many of us have commented on the fluidity of our children’s relationships with friends with whom they become—and un-become—romantically involved? When we…

Can You Afford a Divorce?

Can You Afford a Divorce?

I am convinced that the second most common New Year’s resolution – after going to the gym – has got to be getting divorced. Starting January 2, the phones in our office were ringing off the hook…

Maybe You Need a Postnup

Maybe You Need a Postnup

Has something changed since you got married, and you want to set new financial ground rules? You might benefit from a postnuptial agreement—in effect, a prenup that’s done after you’re married. Postnups are on…

Pros & Cons of a Stealth Divorce

Pros & Cons of a Stealth Divorce

You don’t have to be a TomKat fan to remember their famous split: Katie Holmes used a disposable cellphone to talk secretly to her lawyers, and filed for divorce in Manhattan while Tom Cruise was on location in…

Ground Rules for a Stealth Divorce

Ground Rules for a Stealth Divorce

In my post last week about whether a Katie Holmes-style secret divorce is smart, I advised against it—unless you feel you’re up against a physical, emotional, or financial threat from your spouse.

If that&rsquo…

Should You Hide Divorce Plans from Your Spouse?

Should You Hide Divorce Plans from Your Spouse?

Katie Holmes used a disposable cellphone to talk secretly to her lawyers, and filed for divorce in Manhattan while Tom Cruise was on location in Iceland.

Is this the way to go? Usually not—but it depends.

There are…

Why You Might Want a Prenup

Why You Might Want a Prenup

Prenuptial agreements have a bad rap. Many couples consider them distasteful and unromantic at best—bad karma at worst.

The truth is, a prenup is less like a roadmap for divorce, and more like insurance. A good prenup insures…

Dividing Property and Debts

Dividing Property and Debts

This is part three of an ongoing series about being financially prepared for a divorce. Read part one here, and part two here.
You’ve embarked on your divorce; now the next step is to figure out the settlement…

Find Your Joint Assets

Find Your Joint Assets

This is part two of an ongoing series about being financially prepared for a divorce. Read part one here.

Heather is a 42-year-old social worker with three kids, a house, a mortgage, and a small retirement account. She…

Is a Break Within Your Means?

Is a Break Within Your Means?

This is part one of an ongoing series about being financially prepared for a divorce. Read part two and part three.

I am convinced that the second most-common New Year’s resolution—after going to the gym…