Category Archives: Divorce

Parental Alienation Is Real but Can Be Hard to Prove

Introduced by Richard Gardner in the 1980s, Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is the name for a condition where a child turns against one of their parents. This is often associated with a divorce and involves much more than standard backtalk or impudent behavior. Rather, a child who is said to be afflicted with PAS engages… Read More »

Women File for Divorce Much More Often than Men

  A divorce usually occurs when both spouses realize that their marital relationship cannot be repaired. The availability of no-fault marriage dissolution in New York and every other state allows parties to go their separate ways without proving any misconduct on their spouse’s part. Still, one spouse has to start the legal process. In a… Read More »

Wrongful Retention of Children Allegation Is Resolved in Jonas-Turner Divorce

Even in the first few weeks since the Joe Jonas-Sophie Turner celebrity divorce was announced, the various disagreements between the Jonas Brothers singer and the Game of Thrones actress have made headlines. One of the key conflicts is that each party wants to raise their children in their home country. This led Turner to lodge… Read More »

Divorce Often Breaks Up Valuable Art Collections

High-net-worth couples going through a divorce often face complex challenges when it comes to the division of marital property. Negotiating the disposition of real estate and financial assets could take months. In some cases, consensus cannot be reached, and a judge decides what is an equitable distribution of the marital estate. Couples who own valuable… Read More »

Why Divorce Filings Heat Up in Late Summer

People often talk about the “dog days” of summer, when many families head off on vacation and others struggle with heat and humidity at home while waiting for school to start up again. Family law attorneys can tell you that another August tradition is an increase in divorce filings. Research proves that this phenomenon exists,… Read More »

Divorcing After Decades: The Complexities of Ending a Long-Term Marriage

The longer a marriage lasts, the greater potential there is for a complex divorce. Over time, personal lives and finances become increasingly intertwined. Consequently, breaking things apart in an equitable manner can be much harder if you’re splitting after a few decades rather than a few years. Even in situations where children are grown, disputes… Read More »

Is a Sleep Divorce a Precursor to the Real Thing?

From scientific surveys to viral TikTok videos, public discussion regarding “sleep divorces” has exploded over the past couple of years. In these arrangements, couples opt to sleep in different rooms despite the fact that they remain happily married. Many spouses who have taken this step say that they are finally getting the rest they need… Read More »

Dividing Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) in a Divorce

In a divorce, assets acquired by either party while they were wed typically become part of the marital estate that must be divided between the parties. Often, questions over who gets the house or car are the most difficult part of the marriage dissolution process. If you’re going through a divorce, you should remember that… Read More »

Married, but Separated, Under the Same Roof: Protecting Your Rights in a de Blasio-type Setup

Despite being out of office for more than two years, former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got a great deal of attention when he announced his separation from Chirlane McCray, his wife of 29 years. Though breakups among the famous are common, the terms of the de Blasio-McCray split differ from those of… Read More »

Can Inflation Affect Your Alimony Award? 

Alimony, known as maintenance under New York law, is designed to give people who relied on their spouse’s income the chance to meet their financial needs as they transition to single life. Courts consider several factors during an alimony determination, including the paying party’s ability to provide spousal support and the recipient’s needs. Of course,… Read More »