• Mayim Bialik provides tips to parents post-divorce

    Mayim Bialik: You may know her from the amazing television show Big Bang Theory, but what you might not know about her is that she’s been divorced for three years. When she divorced her children were 4 and 7 and they are now 7 and 10. She decided to take to YouTube and discuss what the divorce means for her and how her and her ex-husband handle their relationship with each other and their children post-divorce.

    Some tips she shares in her video of things her and her ex do for their children:

    1. Do things together, including celebrating holidays together and attending synagogue together.

    2. Continue to be part of each other’s extended families, including sending pictures to extended family.

    3. Try to model good behavior; they don’t trash each other to the children.

  • What Not to Do: Burn Your House Down During Your Divorce

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    In today’s example of what not to do in your divorce: burn your house down. That’s right, a Boston man in the midst of his divorce tried to burn his $900,000 house to the ground.

    Timothy Brosnan, 57, was arrested Saturday evening shortly after police say he set his Linden Avenue home on fire. He was arraigned on an arson charge this afternoon in Lynn District Court. He will return to court Wednesday for a dangerousness hearing.

    Prosecutors say Brosnan burned the house he built one day before he was scheduled to hand it over to his soon-to-be ex-wife as part of a divorce settlement.

    It’s not hard to imagine why this is a bad idea generally (criminal charges, being the obvious downside) but in terms of the divorce destroying assets has negative ramifications. In Indiana, the Court find that a party dissipated an asset when they destroyed it. One possible effect of this would be the husband, in this case, would be “charged” with the full value of the house and not get it.

    Read more here .