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Momoa and Bonet Reach Divorce Settlement One Day After Filing

Long, drawn-out divorces usually make a tough situation worse for everyone involved. Lengthy litigation can be particularly difficult for spouses who have minor children or whose divorce is receiving a lot of attention from outsiders. Fortunately, spouses often have the ability to shorten the marriage dissolution process significantly. One celebrity couple recently showed how even… Read More »

Developing a Workable Holiday Visitation Schedule

Most divorcing parents understand that arrangements will have to be made regarding where their children will spend the holidays going forward. However, completing a fair, comprehensive parenting time schedule is more complicated than saying that a son or daughter will spend Thanksgiving in one house and Christmas or Hanukkah in the other. Thoughtful discussion regarding… Read More »

Tips on Purchasing a New Home While You’re Going Through Your Divorce

For many, divorce is not just the end of a marital relationship, but also a departure from the home where they lived for many years. Some divorcing spouses who do not receive possession of the marital home choose to rent an apartment or house while they go through this major transition. However, it often makes… Read More »

What Are Reasons That Spouses Try to Renegotiate Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements?

More than ever before, American couples are using prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to protect their interests and avoid expensive battles over financial matters if they divorce. While some of these documents remain in force as long as the marriage lasts, it is important to remember that marital agreements are just like any other contracts and… Read More »

Judge Orders Father to Vacate the Premises Following the Disclosure of Late-Night Religious Rituals

Parents who are going through a divorce, or living under a custody order after their relationship has ended, must be cognizant of how their behavior might affect their parental rights. Even actions that a father or mother believes to be justified could have negative consequences when brought to the attention of a judge. This is… Read More »

Appellate Division Rules That Property Division in a Same-Sex Divorce Can Cover Assets Acquired Prior to the Marriage Equality Law

Though it took until 2011 for New York State to recognize same-sex marriages, many LGBT couples lived together in committed relationships long before that. Some of these couples chose to marry in religious ceremonies or other types of proceedings despite the fact that their union was not yet granted legal status. A recent divorce case… Read More »

The Effect of a Divorce on Tricare, Military and Veteran’s Benefits

Americans owe so much to those who serve or have served in our armed forces. As part of our nation’s obligation to these heroes, military personnel and veterans are entitled to various benefits, some of which extend to their spouses. Many of these spouses who rely on the Tricare health program and other benefits associated… Read More »

After Acknowledging Paternity, Al Pacino and His Girlfriend Reach an Agreement on Custody and Child Support

The romantic relationship between legendary actor Al Pacino and Noor Alfallah has attracted media attention for several reasons, including the 54-year gap in their ages. A few months after the couple announced in June 2023 that they had welcomed a baby son named Roman, Alfallah petitioned a New York court for an order setting forth… Read More »

Can a Child’s 529 College Account be Divided Among Divorcing Parents?

Given the exorbitant cost of higher education, many parents start investing into a 529 plan years before tuition payments are required. Should they get divorced, parents might believe that this college fund will be unaffected because both still are committed to financing their child’s education and the assets in the 529 belong to their son… Read More »

New York Family Court Problems Present Another Reason to Seek Settlement

Most New Yorkers who have tried to litigate a Family Court case over the previous few years have faced serious delays and other administrative hassles that have made an already difficult situation much worse. Closures prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, budget cuts and a shortage of judges have court employees, legislators and activists calling for… Read More »