Category Archives: Divorce

What Happens When You Get Divorced and the House Is Not in Both Your Names?

In most divorces, marital property is held in the name of one or both spouses. This often makes property division a relatively straightforward albeit sometimes contentious process. In recent years, however, a growing number of New York divorces involve property — specifically marital homes — that are held in the name of third parties. How… Read More »

Your Spouse Lives on His Parents’ Money: How Will This Affect Asset Division in Your Divorce?

As divorce lawyers, we know that every couple’s financial circumstances are unique. One situation that may arise is where one spouse is primarily supported by his or her parents. This might be called the problem of the freeloading spouse. If your spouse doesn’t have income or assets in his or her own name, are you… Read More »

Divorce Settlements Depend on the Paying Spouse’s Resources

The financial implications of divorce are often what cause the most conflict. This can be particularly true when one spouse brought significantly more assets into the marriage or earned a higher income during the marriage. When a couple like this gets divorced, each spouse has concerns. The spouse who is more well-off probably doesn’t like… Read More »

Why You Should Find a Law Firm That Focused on Divorce Before the Pandemic Started

The coronavirus has put a strain on all of our lives, our businesses and our public institutions, including the courts. Across New York, most courts were closed for an extended time earlier in the pandemic. They have since reopened, at least partially, in most areas, so citizens can have their legal issues resolved as timely… Read More »

What Is the Process for Obtaining Legal Fees in a Divorce?

Divorce can be an expensive proposition. Attorneys’ fees can climb quickly while spouses argue over child custody, alimony, property and other issues. Sometimes, a spouse will initiate a divorce proceeding believing that the other spouse will be responsible for paying the legal fees for both parties, along with all the other costs associated with the… Read More »

Does the Husband Always Have to Pay for the Legal Fees in a Divorce?

One of the common misconceptions heard from divorce litigants is the notion that husbands are required to pay all the legal fees. In reality, New York law is gender neutral. The court can require one spouse to cover some or all of the other’s attorney’s fees or can require each spouse to pay their own…. Read More »

Tips to Help You Through the Process of Divorcing a Narcissist

The term “narcissist,” much like “bipolar” or “OCD,” tends to be frequently misused. A true narcissist is more than just someone who’s self-absorbed—they also lack empathy, tend to be highly exploitative and may go out of their way to cause harm to others. A person with narcissistic personality disorder can make matters extremely difficult during… Read More »

Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Divorce

While it’s certainly not easy to talk to your children about your divorce, it needs to be done sooner or later. It is important to plan out the conversation in advance so you can anticipate any potential reactions or questions, and make the conversation as successful as possible, given the circumstances. Here are a few… Read More »

Tips for Navigating Social Media During Your Divorce

Over the last couple decades, social media has become a nearly inextricable part of our lives. For people who are going through a divorce, it can also be something of a minefield. While your best strategy to stay out of social media-related trouble as you go through your divorce is to simply avoid using it… Read More »

Can You Afford to Get Divorced?

Money is one of the most common reasons couples get divorced in America. One spouse may be a spender while the other wants to save, causing serious tensions as time goes on. Ironically, while money can drive couples apart, it can also be the thing that prevents them from going their separate ways. That’s because… Read More »