After months, or maybe even years of couple’s therapy, you and your spouse have decided that the best decision for you (and your kids) is to separate. The idea of his moving out, or your moving out is a huge relief. But when you each speak to an attorney, both of your are told not to leave the house!

We’ll talk with three attorneys about why clients receive this advice, what the stakes are, and how to weigh the upside and downside of continuing to live under the same roof after you’ve decided to split.

Tuesday, April 26th


12 PM EST / 9 AM PST

via zoom

$20 for nonmembers
FREE for digital and full access members (use your coupon code at checkout).

Jennifer Foley, Alter, Wolff & Foley, LLP is an experienced litigation attorney with one of NY’s most high-profile family law firms. She is also a certified mediator, which gives her a rare perspective as a “traditional” litigation lawyer. She has served as Chair of the Matrimonial Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter; a member of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and currently serves as Co-chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Sub-committee.

John Yacos, Yacos Law, LLC has thirty years of experience in NY family law. Since founding his own firm in 2015? he has become known as one of the go-to  family attorneys in brownstone Brooklyn. He began his legal career litigating child abuse and neglect cases at The Children’s Law Center, and has since built an extensive  knowledge and familiarity with the King’s County legal community, including judges and court personnel. John serves on the Board of Directors of Family Kind, a nonprofit organization that provides divorce support and education services on a sliding scale to families navigating separation and divorce. One client described him in a recent review  as “a sharp and caring lawyer who can work amicably or be up for a good fight.”

Jessica Rothberg, Mediation Works, LLC, has more than two decades of experience as a mediation attorney in family law. She received her law degree in  and her formal mediation and collaborative divorce training at the Center for Understanding in Conflict, the Ackerman Institute for the Family, the Center for Mediation & Training, Elder Decisions, and the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals. As an Advanced Practitioner with the Association for Conflict Resolution, the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, the LGBTQI Family Professionals of NYC among other organizations, she is a frequent speaker and educator on family law and mediation.