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Four Tips for Reducing Costs During Divorce

Some divorces wind up as lengthy and bitter courtroom battles, and when they do things can quickly get expensive. Our firm is known for protecting clients through aggressive litigation in court whenever needed, but we’re committed to putting our clients in the best possible position, emotionally and financially. This means finding the most cost-efficient way… Read More »

NY Extends Child Support to Adults with Developmental Disabilities

New York parents with developmentally disabled sons and daughters now have the right to petition courts for child support payments until the child is 26, thanks to a law passed in the fall of 2021. Prior to passage of the new law, child support ended when a son or daughter reached the age of 18… Read More »

5 Mistakes to Avoid in a High-Asset Divorce

Wealthy spouses headed for divorce often fear losing the lifestyle and standard of living to which they’ve become accustomed. The thought of emerging from divorce with diminished financial standing can lead a spouse to take actions that actually stand in the way of achieving favorable property settlements. Here are some of the most common mistakes… Read More »

What’s the Difference Between Annulment, Legal Separation and Divorce?

Most people get married with the hope that it will last a lifetime, but about half of all marriages will not. Instead they will end in divorce, annulment or legal separation. Of these three outcomes, divorce is the most well-known but the other two may be more appropriate depending on the couple’s individual circumstances. Here… Read More »

Dangers of Parents Behaving Badly During Divorce

If you are a parent going through a divorce, keep in mind that your behavior can have a pronounced effect on your child. Children cope with divorce differently depending on age, temperament, home environment and other variables. But no matter how resilient children may be, it is clear that hostility, tension, yelling and manipulation can… Read More »

Can I Get Evicted Because of Financial Hardship After a Divorce?

In the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, New York State and the federal government adopted measures to ban evictions of renters who had lost their jobs or had their hours cut as stay-at-home orders went into effect. The eviction bans were a lifeline for many New Yorkers, including those going through divorce, which added… Read More »

How Do You Get an Order of Protection During the Pandemic?

Domestic violence incidents rose earlier in the pandemic as stay-at-home orders went into effect and people were closely confined. Today, while COVID-19 restrictions on movement are hopefully on the decline, domestic abuse remains a problem and victims need to be protected. If a family member or a current or former intimate partner is abusing or… Read More »

What is Your Business Tax Responsibility After a Divorce?

Amid all the attention given to alimony, property division and other financial issues in a divorce, it’s possible that couples may not fully consider tax issues related to business entities that they own. This is a problem for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that many small business owners sometimes use… Read More »

What is the Difference Between Fault and No-Fault Divorce?

In 2010, New York finally enacted a no-fault divorce law, becoming the last state to embrace a nationwide movement that began 40 years earlier. Among the advantages of the no-fault system is that spouses don’t need to assign blame or drag each other through emotional turmoil in order to end their marriage.  Under the old… Read More »

How to Calculate Child Support in New York — Use Our Calculator!

After a divorce, the parent who is not granted custody of the children generally will be the one who is charged with paying child support. If the parents have joint custody, the parent with the greater income is treated as the non-custodial parent and will therefore be obligated to pay, but the amount will be… Read More »