What Differentiates a High-Profile Divorce With Harriet Newman Cohen & Martha Cohen Stine

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Harriet Newman Cohen & Martha Cohen Stine

What Differentiates a High-Profile Divorce

When the marriage of a high-profile, celebrity couple comes to an end, there are complexities that make it very different from your average divorce. On the other hand, a divorce is a divorce—regardless of the net worth of the people involved. 

So, how is a high-profile divorce similar to any other divorce? And how is it different?

Harriet Newman Cohen and Martha Cohen Stine are the mother-daughter team of attorneys behind Cohen Stine Kapoor LLP, a family law firm based in New York City. Harriet has served on the New York State Commission on Child Support and the Foster Care Commission of the City of New York, and Martha is a member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Board of Directors of the New York American Inn of Court. Both Harriet and Martha have been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of NYC’s Top 50 Female Lawyers.

On this episode of Divorce Dialogues, Harriet and Martha join Katherine to discuss the heightened issues around publicity and confidentiality associated with celebrity divorce. They explore the opportunity to develop a creative settlement for high-net-worth families and explain why the language of such an agreement should be as clear as possible in any divorce. Listen in for Harriet and Martha’s experiences in divorce cases involving a female breadwinner and find out why equitable distribution isn’t always equal, especially in a high-profile divorce.

Topics Covered 

How a high-profile divorce is similar to and different from the average divorce

The heightened issues of publicity and confidentiality associated with a celebrity divorce

Why the language of a settlement agreement should be as clear as possible in any divorce

The opportunity to develop a creative settlement agreement for high-net-worth families 

Harriet & Martha’s experiences in cases where a woman was the sole income earner

Harriet & Martha’s take on the prejudice against stay-at-home dads in the court system

Why equitable distribution is not necessarily equal in a high-net-worth divorce

Connect with Harriet Newman Cohen & Martha Cohen Stine

Cohen Stein Kapoor LLP

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The Center for Understanding Conflict

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The New Yorker’s Guide to Collaborative Divorce by Katherine Miller

Email katherine@westchesterfamilylaw.com

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