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Updating Your Insurance Policies After a Divorce

One of the first steps you will want to take after you receive your divorce decree is to go over your insurance policies and make any necessary updates. The following are some tips for how you should handle specific insurance policies you may have: Car insurance You can continue to use a joint auto insurance… Read More »

The Most Common Reasons People Get Divorced After Long-Term Marriages

In the United States, we’ve seen a rise in “gray divorce” in recent years. These are divorces between couples who are retirement age or beyond. But what exactly is it that is causing these long-term marriages to come to an end? The following are a few of the most common factors that result in divorces… Read More »

The Smarter Divorce Helps Clients Move Forward Confidently

Over two decades, my legal practice — the largest divorce firm on Long Island — has handled thousands of divorces. In that time, I’ve obtained strong results for clients through a variety of methods, including traditional litigation, uncontested divorce, mediation and collaborative divorce. But even though several options exist for ending a marriage, none has… Read More »

How Does Remarriage Affect Child Support in New York?

If you pay child support in New York, you might wonder how a remarriage will affect your child support responsibilities. You should know there is a chance that remarriage could lead to the modification of a child support award. However, such a modification will not be automatically triggered by remarriage. A new spouse does not… Read More »

What to Do When You Receive Your Divorce Decree

Once you receive your divorce decree, your divorce has been officially finalized and it’s time for you to move to the next stage in your life. Make sure you read your divorce decree thoroughly as soon as you get it. This document contains all the information you need to know, including your obligations after the… Read More »

Keeping Some Property Separate During a Marriage

There are several ways you can keep some of your assets separated after you get married, even though many of the assets you own will become marital assets (meaning they would be subject to property division if you get divorced). It can take some planning to make this work, however. The most common tool used… Read More »

Tips for Working Seamlessly with Your Divorce Attorney

Your divorce attorney is perhaps the most valuable resource available to you during the divorce process. To that end, it’s important for the two of you to develop a good working relationship so that you can collaborate toward your goals. What steps can you take to make matters easier on your attorney and set you… Read More »

Tips for Communicating with Your Spouse During Divorce

It’s understandable if you would prefer to completely avoid your spouse while you are going through your divorce. However, there will be some situations in which at least a little communication is necessary. The following are some tips to help you make communication as effective and painless as possible. Time your communication right: Avoid speaking… Read More »

The Risk Factors That Make Divorce More Likely

There are many factors that can make a marriage harder work than it needs to be and make it more likely that it ends in a divorce. You may or may not have control over many of these factors. Still, there are some steps you can take to strengthen your relationship and give you and… Read More »

Which Occupations Have the Highest, Lowest Divorce Rates?

There’s a variety of factors that can make a divorce more likely for a couple, including social, economic and demographic factors. It therefore may come as no surprise that there are some occupations that tend to have higher divorce rates than others. The U.S. Census Bureau has data associated with divorce rates for those working… Read More »