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Mistakes That Could Hurt You During Appearances in Divorce Court

If you’re hoping to see a positive outcome in your divorce case, or at least come away from the divorce financially stable, it is important you present yourself well in court and follow the advice of your attorneys. Below are some of the most common mistakes people make in divorce court that can end up… Read More »

Common Sources of Marital Conflict You Should Address to Avoid Divorce

When you really want your marriage to work out, it’s easy to begin glossing over some relationship red flags. However, these issues can quickly become sources of major conflict in your relationship that, if left unaddressed, could lead to the end of a marriage. Below are some examples of common sources of marital conflict that… Read More »

How Much Can I Expect My Divorce to Cost Me?

In general, it’s not possible to predict with any reasonable degree of accuracy how much a divorce will cost. However, one can analyze the factors likely to influence the cost of a divorce and get a rather general idea of the expenses that lie ahead. Below are the primary factors that affect the cost of… Read More »

What Are the Grounds for Filing for Divorce in New York?

When filing your Complaint for Divorce, you must include the grounds upon which you are seeking that divorce. These grounds may or may not indicate fault on the part of your spouse. The grounds for divorce in New York are as follows: Cruel and inhumane treatment: One spouse may allege that the conduct of the… Read More »

How Long Do You Need to Live in New York Before Filing for Divorce?

New York, like all other states, has established requirements that anyone who wishes to file for divorce in the state must fulfill for the divorce to be allowed. One example of those requirements is residency requirements — the amount of time a person or couple must have resided in the state before being able to… Read More »

What You Need to Know About Annulments in New York

While a divorce is a legal action that officially ends a marriage, an annulment is an action in which the marriage is considered to have never been valid in the first place. Thus, a couple that has obtained an annulment would be considered to have never been legally married in the eyes of the law…. Read More »

What to Know About Equitable Distribution in New York

In New York, the standard for divorcing couples is that their property will be divided in an equitable manner. Note that this does not necessarily mean an equal division, but instead a fair one. When making decisions regarding asset distribution, courts will consider what each spouse brought to the marriage and what each will need… Read More »

How to Start a Divorce Case in New York

Are you wondering what you need to do to get your divorce case started in New York? Your first step will be to purchase an index number at your County Clerk’s Office. Then, you will file a Summons with Notice or a Summons and Verified Complaint, in which you will provide the reasons you are… Read More »

Gillian Hearst Files for Divorce from Husband After 10 Years of Marriage

Gillian Hearst, a socialite and contributor to Town & Country who is the daughter of Patty Hearst and great-granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, recently filed for divorce from husband Christian Simonds after 10 years of marriage. The couple has three daughters, who are aged four, three and one. In addition to child custody, asset distribution… Read More »

Debunking Some of the Myths Associated with New York Divorces

No two states are exactly alike when it comes to divorce. Thus, it’s perhaps not surprising that there are many myths out there related to the divorce process. Many of the rumors you’ve possibly heard about divorce in New York are untrue or only partially true. Below are some of the most common myths associated… Read More »