Category Archives: Divorce

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 »

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 »

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 »

Who Pays the Attorneys’ Fees in a New York Divorce?

Like any other legal proceeding, your divorce requires skillful guidance from a qualified lawyer who can protect your rights effectively. However, many spouses facing marriage dissolution are concerned about how their attorneys’ fees might add to their overall financial burden. This fear can be particularly acute when one spouse has relied on the other for… Read More »

How Not to Get Divorced During This Holiday Season…By New York’s Top Divorce Lawyer

Every year we compile data on marriage and divorce. Over the years, trends have become apparent and over time relevant trends occur. Most often people are aware of what causes divorce, but they do not know what causes the opposite; a long lasting safe, and healthy relationship. We have compiled all our research for this… Read More »

How to Find Hidden Assets in a Divorce

When a couple divorces in New York, the assets in their marital estate are equitably distributed based on a settlement agreement or a judge’s decision. However, the distribution cannot proceed fairly unless both spouses have a full accounting of the property and debts that must be divided. State law requires parties in a divorce to… Read More »