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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 »

What Is Marital Property in New York?

When you go through a divorce, you need to divide up the assets. Some of those assets are called marital property, while others are separate property. Figuring out what is marital property is not always easy but is an important part of your divorce. A skilled family law attorney can help explain the intricacies of… Read More »

What Are My Options If I Want to Divorce?

Most people fear divorce. They do not know what to expect and they are afraid of what may happen during and after the dissolution of their marriage. They are afraid of the costs of divorce and of the large amount of time that may be needed to end their marriage. So instead of facing the… Read More »

Is Your Marriage at Risk of Failing?

If you think your marriage is in trouble, you need to tackle the issue head on. Ignoring problems can make matters worse. Your health can suffer and you may put your future financial situation in jeopardy by not addressing the issues that are leading to a vast rift between you and your partner. Try counseling,… Read More »

Is Mediation a Better Choice than Divorce If You Have Children?

Divorce is hardest on children. Regardless of how young kids are, they know when something is wrong between their parents. However, when a couple uses traditional divorce methods, the process of separating can be even harder on children. In addition to being more cost-effective, mediation enables a family to sustain a divorce in a gentler… Read More »

Resolving Visitation Issues with Your Spouse

You may feel angry, frustrated, and upset if you are a noncustodial parent. However, it is vital to your relationship with your child that you put any differences with your spouse aside. The divorce is over, your spouse has custody, and now it is time for you to focus on spending as much time as… Read More »