High Asset Divorce Cases Need Special Attention

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

There is a saying that the rich are different.  In divorce cases, the same holds true.   Wealthy divorcing couples have more to fight over.  There may be a family business, huge stock options, priceless paintings, several homes, expensive cars and jewelry and a whole lot more debt.

It often takes ancillary professionals to join the divorce lawyers on the “team”.  Professionals including accountants, financial planners, appraisers, real estate experts, business valuations all need to be considered in the equitable division of assets and debts.

Complex marital estates are often the cause for the break up in the first place.  There is more to argue over.  If you have a sizeable marital estate and are thinking about divorcing in Palm Beach County, divorce planning may be just what  you need.  Call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561 835 9091 for more information or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com for more information.

Social Media Tells All To Your Spouse During Divorce

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

If you are involved in divorce proceedings, or even thinking about a divorce, be careful of social media.  Match.com, Love@aol.com, Ashley Maddison, Twitter, Facebook, Linkdin, and other social networks can tell the world a lot about your contacts, lovers, dating habits.  This includes your spouse and his/her divorce attorney.

Boasting about a new boat, photos of a new sports car or hot new girlfriend can and will be used against you in divorce court.  Privacy issues to do not apply when you post something on Facebook.

In fact, if you think your private communications via computer are off limits and secret, think again.  We divorce lawyers can use spyware on cell phones, computers and private investigators can perform surveillance on you.  If you have secrets, they will be discovered in divorce proceedings.

So be careful what you say and do, online, in private, everywhere.  If  you are thinking about getting a divorce in Palm Beach County, Florida, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com for more information.

When to Hire a Private Eye.

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

The State of Florida is a no fault state regarding divorce law.  So why would it be important to consider hiring a private investigator? 

If you suspect your spouse of lies and spending money on everyone and everything (prostitution, gambling) but you…that is a good time to consider hiring a private eye.   If he/she is having a sexual affair, it is not the adultery that will get him/her into trouble, it is the spending of marital funds that will do it.  A private investigator can tip off  your accountant that something is going a wry, such as gambling or drug dealing.

Private eyes can follow someone, take photos, and spy.  They can also do public record searches as to ownership of properties you may not be aware of, criminal records like drug dealing, ownership of boats, planes and cars (for the girlfriend?!) and find out all sorts of lifestyle information such as whether or not your spouse goes to a job everyday or the country club.

Private eyes can search dating sites, social networking sites, and don’t forget about your spouse’ computer hardrive once there is a discovery request out on it.  Computers and cell phone records are ripe with information you did not know about your spouse.  For more information about this or other divorce topics, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com.

Private investigations and divorce.

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

Divorce lawyers rely on a lot of information about an opposing party to set forth a case in litigation or settlement.  The truth is, it is very easy to ascertain the truth, with all the tools available to lawyers and private eyes, and all the vulnerability and exposure of the opposing party.

Private investigators start with the public records, where we can see all the real estate and vehicles/boats/planes an opposing spouse has.  We can also see all the companies and corporations that spouse has an interest in.  We can check out behavior (drug use, gambling, etc.) with criminal background checks, and employment records.  All this in a matter of hours. 

Insurance documents expose all the jewelry or artwork possessions of a spouse.  Dating web sites show photos, facts, true or otherwise, dates and times.   Cell phone text messages are very easy to get.  Even photos on a computer and email letters to a paramour are easily ascertainable through forensics.

Want to know where a spouse is going at night?  Put a lojack on the vehicle.  Private investigators are busy gathering easily accessible information on your spouse without him or her even knowing about it. 

Credit card statements indicate purchases and at what type of stores and or resorts/airlines.  Online purchases come up also.  Phone bills are relied upon in harassment cases or custody cases to see how often a particular number is called. 

The point is that alot of information is easily available to anyone who goes looking for it.  It is very difficult to cover one’s tracks in this age of  technology and cyberspace.

For more information on this or other divorce topics,  call for a consultation with one of the attorneys at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com.