Category Archives: Divorce

Property Division Processes in New York Divorces

In the state of New York (as in most other states), all marital property is subject to equitable distribution during divorce proceedings. Marital property is defined as any type of property acquired during the marriage, not including any property acquired by gift or inheritance during that time period. Common examples of marital property include real… Read More »

Same-Sex Marriage Breakup Leads to Unusual Custody Battle

New York passed the Marriage Equality Act in 2011, which allowed for the marriage of same-sex couples throughout the state. However, one couple soon found that there were some unusual circumstances surrounding child custody during New York same-sex divorces. Now one woman is left scrambling to figure out how to have access to her adopted… Read More »

How to Make the Divorce Process Easier on Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Divorce is becoming more and more common for people as they reach middle age. While divorce has obvious financial and logistical implications, there are plenty of emotional implications as well. Although it’s easy to slip into petty arguments and insults, in the long run it’s much better to take the high road and remain mature… Read More »

Tips for Dividing Valuable Art During a Divorce

How should you go about dividing pieces of art during a divorce? It’s an issue that’s not often talked about, but is fairly common in divorces of couples that own large estates. In fact, some experts say that it can take longer to divide up paintings or sculptures than houses, cars or money. There are… Read More »

Study Indicates Children of Wealthier Parents More Affected By Divorce

A new study by Georgetown University researchers published in the journal Child Development indicates that children with wealthier parents are generally more impacted by divorce than children with poorer parents. The research suggests that wealthier children will have greater benefits from being part of stepfamilies, but will be more likely to have behavioral problems. The… Read More »

Addressing Key Divorce Issues with a Level Head

Even if you and your spouse both agree to dissolve your marriage and move on, divorce is never an easy process. There are many emotions and tough issues to resolve, and it can be difficult to keep a clear head when finalizing the terms of your divorce. During this time, it’s extremely important to approach… Read More »

Top 5 Common Causes of Divorce

No one enters into a marriage expecting to get divorced, and yet the national success rate for marriages rests at just over 50 percent. Many couples find that their relationships start out positively, only to devolve into conflict and unhappiness just a few years later. So why do so many marriages end up failing? The… Read More »

How Should Divorcing Couples Divide Rental Properties?

During the course of their marriage, many couples decide to invest in real estate, purchasing rental properties and earning incomes off of them. But these real estate holdings can make the property division process more difficult if these couples decide to get divorce. The following are some of the key considerations to make when dividing… Read More »

Study Says Facebook Use May Be Linked to Divorce

A new study appearing in the journal Computers in Human Behavior indicates that heavy use of social media sites like Facebook are correlated with higher rates of divorce and marital dissatisfaction. Although the study found that two are linked, it wasn’t clear whether Facebook use leads to unhappy marriages or vice versa. The journal article… Read More »

Sherri Shepherd Divorce Complicated by Yet-to-be-Born Baby from Surrogate

The divorce between celebrity Sherri Shepherd and her husband, Lamar Sally, has been a very public and contentious one. The case has become even more complex, however, due to the fact that the couple had hired a surrogate to carry their child. Now, the New York Post reports that Shepherd does not want parental rights… Read More »