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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Receiving Divorced Spouse Social Security Benefits

Divorce places significant financial stress on separated parties. The old saying that two can live as cheaply as one is not too far from the mark. After a divorce, a couple divides everything and then must support two completely separate households. One positive financial avenue that exists after divorce is that if you are a… Read More »

Divorcing Later in Life

Divorcing after many years of marriage is a growing trend with some statistics indicating that the rate of divorce for people over the age of 50 has doubled since 1990. There is even a name for this new trend: gray divorce. Divorcing later in life can bring a complicated set of circumstances into the process…. Read More »

Do Grandma and Grandpa Have any Rights to Visitation in New York?

Divorce affects all who are touched by it and grandparents are among those likely to be injured. Grandparents are often left out in the cold in terms of custody and visitation. While many jurisdictions are slowly granting grandparents rights to see their grandchildren, New York is far from being on the cutting edge in this… Read More »

How Long Must I Pay Child Support?

In New York State, generally, a child must be supported until the age of 21. However, there are a number of exceptions to this rule. When a child has not reached 21, but is supporting himself or herself, or is in the military or has married, the obligation to pay child support ends. Another situation… Read More »

Financial Affidavits in a New York Divorce

One of the many trying aspects of getting a divorce involves revelation of all the finances of both spouses. A financial affidavit is a formal document that lists what you owe, what you earn at your job and from other sources and what your expenses are. It provides a complete financial picture for your attorney… Read More »

What Can I Do To Get Over My Divorce?

Getting a divorce can leave you emotionally wrung out. Even a divorce that is conducted with little dissension can cause the parties to question their judgment and be filled with remorse. Sadness, grief, anger, and depression are common. One important thing to remember is that many others have experienced exactly what you are feeling. Some… Read More »

Some Requirements for Obtaining a Divorce in New York

One of the reasons people stay together long after they should is fear of the divorce process. Do not let your fear of the unknown legalities of divorce prevent you from moving forward with your life in a more positive manner. Being trapped in an empty marriage is no way to live. The process of… Read More »

Do I Need a Family Law Lawyer for My Divorce?

Divorce law falls under the umbrella of family law. Very few people are able to effectuate a divorce without the assistance of a lawyer, as this is rarely possible or practical. The best way to protect your rights and your relationship with your children is to seek out the assistance of an attorney who handles… Read More »

Temporary Maintenance During Your Divorce

While you are going through a divorce in New York, temporary maintenance may be awarded to ensure that a lower earning spouse has an adequate standard of living during the time it takes to finalize the dissolution of the marriage. Temporary maintenance is the term used in New York law but many people may be… Read More »

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