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Questions to Ask a Potential Divorce Lawyer

Who you choose to be your attorney can be one of the most important decisions in your divorce proceedings. Finding a lawyer who makes you feel comfortable and with whom you can speak freely is essential. It’s wise to meet with several attorneys before selecting one to represent you. When consulting your prospective lawyers, ask… Read More »

Enforcing the Return of Property after your Divorce

It’s somewhat common for divorce agreements to include instructions for one spouse to transfer certain property to the other. However, after the divorce is finalized, you may find that your former spouse is not compliant with the settlement and refuses to relinquish your property. Taking legal action When your former spouse refuses to release items… Read More »

Unique Factors that Influence Military Divorces

Divorce poses unique considerations for the 1.1 million active duty American soldiers and their families. When a military couple decides to divorce, certain factors come into play that civilian couples may not have to think about. In fact, numerous aspects of a military couple’s divorce may be influenced by the spouse’s military service. Child support… Read More »

Special Considerations for Later-in-Life Divorces

Between 1990 and 2010, the divorce rate for Americans over the age of 50 doubled. For many couples ending their marriages later in life, special considerations may factor into a settlement. If you are entering into a divorce as a senior, consider the following: Alimony issues: Unlike younger divorcees who may only be required to… Read More »

Couples Who Sweat Together, Stay Together: Work Out With Your Partner

In the last 20 years I have noticed trends in divorce cases as well as “red flags” that have led happily married couples to become unhappy, and ultimately move towards divorce. One of these trends, or behaviors, is fitness and exercise routines that are not shared in common between married couples. It stands to logic… Read More »

New 2016 Alimony/Maintenance Laws: Ladies and Gentlemen Start Your Divorces

Originally, Alimony Laws were to eradicate financial inequities suffered by divorcing women. Since then, alimony has turned into maintenance and maintenance has various factors which determine as spouse’s eligibility; the amount of maintenance and the duration. On June 24th, 2015 the United States Senate passed a bill which was a “sweeping revision” to the Domestic… Read More »

Why Couples Choose Prenuptial Agreements

For many, prenuptial agreements may seem like only something that celebrities choose to enter into to protect their wealth. However, prenuptial agreements offer concrete benefits to many couples, regardless of their financial status. The following are several reasons why couples opt to take this route: Gives you control: With a prenuptial agreement in place, you… Read More »

Does a 14 Year-Old Child’s Opinion Matter in a Custody Battle?

Supreme Court as well as the Family Court in the State of New York gives great deference and weight to the opinion of children. As the children age, their opinion is given more weight. Most often any child over the age of 5 is given an attorney by the Court (Attorney for the Child “AFC”)…. Read More »

When Does Child Support End in the State of New York? Answer: 21

There are exceptions to this such as when a child enters the military service after the age of 18; dies; and/or gets married. Nevertheless, New York is the last state with child support through the age of 18. There are also cases of emancipation. We have prevailed in both the Local and Appellate Courts in… Read More »

How Does New York Law Impact Property Division?

When a couple enters a divorce in New York, state law requires that all property and debts get divided in a way that’s fair to both parties. To determine what is fair (or equitable) when it comes to the legal distribution of property, the court takes several factors into consideration. With the help of attorneys,… Read More »

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