Attorney Jonathan Fields was recently featured in an interview with B. J. Krintzman on That’s The Law about Grey Divorce. Jon discusses the various issues that older couples can encounter when getting divorced.
Jonathan Fields was recently quoted in a Bloomberg Technology article on Bitcoin and Divorce
“It’s now a standard part of our discovery process,” Jonathan Fields, a partner at Fields and Dennis in Wellesley, Massachusetts, said in an interview. “I will make sure I’ve got the right language and questions to ensure a partner discloses their cryptocurrencies.”
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Thursday, March 29, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific)
Registration closes at 12:00 PM Eastern (9:00 AM Pacific) on Wednesday, March 28
Vicki L. Shemin, J.D., LICSW and Jonathan E. Fields, J.D., will consider the unique opportunities presented to mediators when their clients are seeking a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement. This webinar will offer practical advice within the context of a theoretical perspective.
Vicki L. Shemin, J.D., LICSW, ACSW, a partner at Fields and Dennis LLP in Boston, MA, is a top-rated family law attorney, mediator, collaborative lawyer and parenting coordinator with 38 years of combined clinical and family law experience. Ms. Shemin has been a guest lecturer on mediation, collaborative law, diversity, domestic violence and power imbalance issues in family law cases, post-divorce financial planning, and co-parenting topics for the American Bar Association (ABA), American Psychological Association (APA), MA Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), MA Collaborative Law Council (MCLC) and MA Council on Family Mediation (MCFM). She has also taught at Northeastern and Boston Universities. A founding member and current board member of APFM, she is also Vice President of MCFM and board member of AFCC MA chapter.
More info: http://www.fieldsdennis.com/vicki-l-shemin
Jonathan E. Fields, J.D., is a founding partner of Fields Dennis & Cooper LLP in Boston and has been practicing law for more than 27 years. A fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), he was recently honored by that organization’s journal for his exceptional article entitled “Forbidden Provisions in Prenuptial Agreements: Legal and Practical Considerations for the Matrimonial Lawyer.” Since 2008 he has written a regular column for the Family Law Quarterly on family law and divorce mediation. He recently completed a two-year term as president of the MCFM and also is active with MCLC and AFCC’s MA chapter, among other organizations. He has taught and published on many aspects of family law.
More info: http://www.fieldsdennis.com/attorney-fields
Webinar Cost: Free to APFM members; $50 for others.
Attorney Jonathan Fields was recently quoted in an Avvo article about divorce trends for 2017.
The article found that American family views are changing. Marriage and divorce rates have declined, while acceptance of divorce has increased and marriage has become less important.
Attorney Fields gave insight on the trend known as “Grey Divorce,” which is on the rise according the article.
With increased acceptance comes increased action: the Avvo study found that people 55 and older had the highest percentage of first-time divorces of any age cohort. Divorce attorneys are seeing this trend in their practice. “In the US, the rate of divorce among people 50 and over has doubled since 1990,” says Jonathan E. Fields, family law attorney and partner at Fields and Dennis, LLP in Boston. The trend, known as “gray divorce,” presents a unique set of issues.
“They are closer to retirement or retired, they may have cognitive issues, they may have guardians, or they may be involved in a so-called ‘predatory marriage,’ says Fields. “Additionally, their age may make them likelier to die before they have had a chance to change the beneficiaries on certain assets (life insurance policies, retirement plans)) that may inadvertently end up going to their ex-spouse.”
Fields also sees older couples involved in “Medicaid divorces,” that is, people who divorce in order to qualify for state benefits. “And believe it or not,” he says, “this can be achieved by people at upper middle-class income levels.”
Jonathan Fields is a nationally recognized expert on Grey Divorce, having recently giving a keynote on Grey Divorce: Tips for the Matrimonial Practitioner. Please contact him with any questions at 781.489.6776
. To read the full article about 2017 Divorce Trends please click below.
Vicki L. Shemin was recently mentioned in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on becoming a member of The Massachusetts Family and Probate American Inn of Court
Jonathan Fields was the keynote speaker in Salt Lake City, Utah where he was giving a presentation about Grey Divorce: Tips for the Matrimonial Practitioner. It was sponsored by the Utah Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Family Law Section of the Utah State Bar.