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Category Archives: Divorce

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 »

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 »

New Year’s Resolution: Get a Divorce

In the last few years, there is a 60% increase in divorces in January in the month of December. January 4th is usually listed as “divorce day” when in truth, February 16th seem to be the true “D-day” or divorce day in any given year. This year should be different because of the new maintenance… Read More »

Should You File for Separation or Divorce?

Although many people use the words “divorce” and “separation” interchangeably, these terms actually refer to two very different legal options. Understanding the impact that separation and divorce will have on your marriage can empower you to make the right choice for your relationship and, if applicable, your children. Couples filing for separation When couples enter… Read More »

Know the Basics of Child Support Before a Divorce

If you are a parent who is about to enter into a divorce, child support will most likely factor into your proceedings. Having a working knowledge of information pertaining to child support will help you set and achieve settlement goals with the assistance of your attorney. Understanding child support fundamentals Child support is paid by… Read More »

New Domestic Relations Law Protects Smart Women in 2016

In 1985 the New York Court of Appeals started a case called “O’Brien v. O’Brien” this case has a “progeny” of cases that further define it and solidify it. The case stands for the proposition that “an interest in an professional career is marital property which can be represented by direct or indirect contribution (even… Read More »

Number One Attribute of a Good Divorce Lawyer: Business Sense

A great Nassau County Judge once stated; “There are three issues in every divorce: Money; Money; and Money.” -Nassau County Judge, November 2015 Many people will think that a divorce lawyer should be aggressive; others think compassionate; many think it’s a job that involves hand-holding or therapy. Nonsense. In the State of New York (specifically… Read More »

Understanding Your Children’s Legal Rights

Minor children under the age of 18 years old are afforded certain rights to protect their best interests as they grow up. It is important that divorcing parents understand the legal rights of their children so that they can report any violations to their attorney or local authorities. The following are several key legal rights… Read More »

Getting Support When a Child is Abducted by a Parent

In certain situations, parents may try to regain control of child custody situations by suddenly moving with their children across state lines. These parents are typically hoping that the new state will rule in their favor — although federal law makes it a crime to relocate children without the knowledge of all parents and guardians…. Read More »

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