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Category Archives: Divorce

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 »

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 »

Important Steps to Financially Prepare for your Divorce

It’s no secret that a divorce can have a significant impact on your finances. To achieve the best possible settlement, it’s important to financially prepare in advance. The following steps will help you get ready for your financial future: Collect your financial records: You will want to go into your divorce with accurate and up-to-date… Read More »

Avoid these 5 Common Mistakes During Your Divorce

During the course of a divorce, emotions can run high. This may sometimes cause those involved to lose perspective when it comes to negotiations related to child custody and the division of assets. If you are going through a divorce, it is important to avoid making the following mistakes: Listening to advice from non-lawyers. Throughout… Read More »

Tips for Handling a Divorce in Your 20s

Going through a divorce can be difficult at any age. For couples who end a marriage while in their 20, however, it may be especially challenging. Here are some helpful tips if this is the situation in which you find yourself: Delay dating until your divorce is final: Even though friends may want to help… Read More »

Identifying Your Priorities in a Divorce

During a divorce, the property, funds and retirement benefits you have acquired throughout your marriage may be divided. For this reason, it’s essential that you and your attorney identify your top priorities and create specific goals for your divorce settlement. Doing so will help you get what is most important to you out of your… Read More »

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 »

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