Tag Archives: divorce

Money Secrets: Before and During Divorce

Sometimes the measure of how a couple copes during marriage is a good indicator of how they might handle divorce. A recent British survey looked at questionable spending habits and the impact on a marriage — how does that play out in divorce? In October, the Mail Online reported the results of a survey conducted… Read More »

Is Divorce Catching?

A few years ago, a cluster of celebrity divorces gave rise to the idea that divorce could be contagious. It was thought that seeing high-profile couples calling it quits was having a ripple effect on people in general deciding to separate. Yet, there are still many people who stay in an unhappy marriage for decades… Read More »

Second Time Around: What About a Prenuptial Agreement?

In a marriage without a prenuptial agreement, the assets and liabilities of divorcing couples are split equitably. If you’re considering a second marriage, you should consider a prenuptial agreement to protect your financial well-being. While the divorce rate is high for first-time couples, it’s even higher for those who marry a second or third time…. Read More »

Divorce and the Digital World: How Technology Can Help

For many people, divorce means the end of a relationship and limited future contact with a former spouse. However, for partners with children, a romantic relationship can end but parenting is forever. In recent years, technology has eased some of the anxiety and annoyance for former spouses and future co-parents. Working with clients throughout Long… Read More »

Accounting for Assets During Property Division

In New York, the marital estate is subject to equitable division, that is, fair allocation of proceeds to both parties. The only assets divided during divorce are those that are known — so how do you know your entire marital estate is on the table when it comes time to divorce? Whether out of fear… Read More »

Understanding Legal Representation for Your Child

When a court believes it is in his or her best interests, your child may be appointed a legal representative. Understanding the different personnel who deal with your child in a legal setting is confusing but critical for you to know. While family law matters concerning child welfare give rise to appointment of legal representation,… Read More »

Court Finds Prenuptial Agreement Fraudulently Induced

In an uncommon ruling, the Supreme Court of the State of New York affirmed a lower court ruling to set aside a prenuptial agreement entered into between a Long Island couple. The ruling allowed the plaintiff to pursue divorce relief without the stipulated protections offered by the prenuptial agreement. For many reasons, a prenuptial agreement… Read More »

Divorce Counsel: Understanding the Road Ahead

In hindsight, people who have been divorced can usually offer advice on how a lawyer helped or hurt their case. If thinking about divorce, it is important you understand up front the need for good legal counsel for any family law matter. Divorce is the process of dissolving the legal relationship between you and your… Read More »

Does Social Media Help or Hurt Marriage?

Sexting is a no-no, except between consenting adults. Facebook is for friends until they are unfriended. Much has been written about the dangers of social media during divorce, but what about before you call it quits? My firm is the largest family law practice in Long Island. We focus exclusively on divorce and family law… Read More »

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 »