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Spousal Support in New York

When a couple splits up, one of the major areas of dissension that must be addressed is spousal support, which is also often referred to as maintenance or alimony. Marriages of a very short duration generally do not involve an award of spousal support. The requirement that one spouse pay the other spousal support, whether… Read More »

Sometimes Separation Is the Best Option

Relationships are sometimes easily frayed, but not all become completely broken. If you are going through a difficult period in your marriage, you may want to consider a legal separation instead of a divorce. Sometimes a legal separation is the best way to give a couple the time they need to reassess where they stand… Read More »

Some Reasons People Divorce

People understand that marriages end and that divorce is a natural occurrence once a relationship is no longer fulfilling. While it may be commonplace to divorce, divorce is never easy for the parties involved. Most couples feel extreme sorrow. Depression can occur. After a time, the parties learn how to move on and move forward…. Read More »

Some Steps to Take If You Are Considering Divorce

Once you are sure it is time to make a break with your spouse, you need to stay calm and plan a course of action that protects you and your finances. Some things that you should do include the following: Gather your records. Things often grow heated once it becomes clear that divorce is going… Read More »

An Attorney Is a Wise Choice for Divorce and Family Court Issues

When you and your spouse no longer want to live together as husband and wife, if you cannot agree on the terms of your divorce, you will wind up in family court. Skilled divorce lawyers who practice in family court on a daily basis are a wise choice to represent you if you find yourself… Read More »

Separation Agreements in New York

One of the ways to obtain a divorce in New York is to live apart pursuant to a separation agreement. Sometimes this option makes the most sense to a couple. The parties work out the terms of the separation and include them in a formal agreement. Other times the parties may choose not to divorce… Read More »

Modifying and Enforcing Court Orders after Divorce

A divorce decree ends a marriage. However, after divorce the parties may have a number of ongoing obligations under the terms of the decree. When a party fails to honor obligations of a divorce decree, there are ways to seek enforcement of the orders and decree. Failure to pay child support or refusal to honor… Read More »

When Is a Prenuptial Agreement a Good Idea?

Divorce is common and brings with it a host of problems — some of which can be avoided by entering into a prenuptial agreement. Many couples do not want to think about the possibility that a marriage can terminate and then do not obtain a prenup that could offer critical protection, just in case. However,… Read More »

The Many Myths Surrounding Divorce

Divorce ranks high on the list of difficult life events. Families are torn apart and are forced to build new futures for themselves. But out of the turmoil, life can begin anew. Parties can grow and thrive once again without the toxic environment of a bad marriage. We understand the difficulties that you are facing… Read More »

What Factors Are Considered When Dividing Marital Property?

Under the law of equitable distribution, marital property must be divided in a just manner between the spouses without considering any fault. Spouses can keep property that has been separate in the marriage. But what is separate and what is marital can be difficult to determine. An experienced divorce lawyer can make an examination of… Read More »