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How Does Remarriage Affect Adult Children?

Many people expect there to be some growing pains when getting remarried with minor children in the picture. However, many of these same transitional and emotional issues can also be a factor if you or your spouse have any adult children. While adult children are going to be better able to emotionally process the transition,… Read More »

Imprisonment as Grounds for Divorce in New York

While the state of New York does now allow no-fault divorces, you can still also pursue a fault-based divorce if you wish. In such a scenario, it is your responsibility to prove the other spouse’s misconduct in the marriage caused its irretrievable breakdown. Common grounds for fault-based divorce include adultery, cruelty, substance abuse and insanity…. Read More »

Key Questions to Ask Your Potential Divorce Attorney

Perhaps the most important early step of your divorce process is choosing an attorney to represent you in the coming months. There are going to be plenty of options out there in the field of divorce and family law, so it’s important you do your homework and find an attorney with whom you are completely… Read More »

My Spouse is Disobeying Direct Court Orders — Now What?

Most of the time, you can trust that if a court hands down direct orders to your spouse on a divorce-related issue, that spouse will comply. However, there are plenty of circumstances in which divorcing spouses will either violate court orders or fail to obey them entirely. What do you do if this becomes an… Read More »

Using Social Media Posts as Evidence in a Divorce

Social media has become an inescapable part of life for many people across the world. People freely share photos, articles, videos and status updates with family, friends, acquaintances and, in some cases, complete strangers online all the time. When you’re going through a divorce, however, it’s important to be careful about what you share online,… Read More »

Does a Divorce Automatically Invalidate a Power of Attorney Document?

It is extremely common for people in their estate plans to grant their spouses power of attorney in the event of their incapacitation. However, if you should get divorced, you obviously do not want your spouse to still have this power. The question then becomes whether your divorce will automatically revoke a power of attorney,… Read More »

Tips for Preparing for Your Divorce Trial

Not all divorces go to trial. However, in those that do, it is important you are properly prepared for everything that could happen in the courtroom. While every divorce has its own set of issues and circumstances to take into consideration, there are still certain steps everyone going to trial for their divorce can take… Read More »

It Can Be Helpful to Get a Receipt When Returning a Former Partner’s Property

It’s somewhat common for separating or divorcing couples to leave behind some of their possessions in their former marital home where their former partner still lives. After all, married couples collect a lot of possessions over the years and it can be difficult to put together a full inventory and get everything out of the… Read More »

Should I Separate or Get a Divorce?

One question frequently considered by couples who are trying to decide whether or not they should end their marriage is: should we get separated or should we begin the divorce process? The answer largely depends on the circumstances of your relationship. If you have children together, for example, it might be more emotionally difficult for… Read More »

How to Best Introduce a New Partner to Your Kids

It’s generally advisable to take some time to yourself after a divorce before you begin seriously dating again. But if you do meet someone you become serious about romantically, you might be wondering how best to introduce this person to your kids. This can be a very delicate situation. Below are some general rules to… Read More »