Category Archives: Divorce

Tips for Managing Custody Exchanges During the Pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in some significant changes to the way we live our lives, parents who have shared custody agreements should know that custody and visitation guidelines remain in place during the pandemic, as both parents have the same right to maintaining a relationship with their children. This means when it comes… Read More »

What Should You Know About Equitable Property Division in New York?

The term “equitable distribution” refers to a system of property division in which the court divides marital property in a fair, equitable manner—not necessarily one that is equal. Some of the considerations the court will take into account include: The length of the marriage The age and health of each spouse The amount of money… Read More »

What You Should Know About Alimony and Taxes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in December 2017, changed the way alimony payments are taxed for some people. The way tax rules apply to your alimony depends on when you were divorced. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know. Changes to the system The legislation eliminated alimony tax deductions… Read More »

What Happens if My Spouse Refuses to Sign the Divorce Papers?

Divorce is an inherently difficult process just due to the emotions involved. However, it because even more difficult and complex if you have a spouse who refuses to cooperate. Matters will become difficult from the outset of the divorce if your spouse refuses to even sign the paperwork. What steps can you take in such… Read More »

Types of Alimony Arrangements

If a court awards alimony to you or your spouse in your divorce, there are several types of alimony awards the court may choose. It is important to know the terms of your alimony arrangement so you can plan accordingly. Here are some examples of these types of alimony. Bridge the gap alimony: This is… Read More »

Criteria for a Legally Binding Postnuptial Agreement

You have likely heard of a prenuptial agreement—a contract people enter into before they get married that outlines many issues related to the marriage, including property division and responsibilities should the marriage end in divorce. However, not as many people are familiar with postnuptial agreements, which have similar benefits and functions but are created and… Read More »

Failure to Pay Child Support is a Crime

Every child has the right to financial support from his or her parents. When one person is assigned by the court to pay child support, they are legally required to keep up with thse payments. A failure to do so is a crime. Unfortunately, failure to pay court-ordered child support is an extremely common offense… Read More »

Can Proving Fault in a Divorce After An Affair Be Beneficial?

People filing for divorce in the United States no longer have to prove fault on the part of the other spouse to be able to proceed with a divorce. However, if your spouse had an affair, you may find it beneficial for your case to demonstrate fault anyway. Here’s what you should know. Proving fault… Read More »

Important Financial Advice When Starting a Divorce

Divorce can wreak havoc on your finances if you’re not careful. The good news is there are steps you can take to plan out your financial future and mitigate some of the potential effects divorce can have on your overall financial outlook. Here are some tips to keep in mind to help you protect your… Read More »

Tips for Good Communication With Your Divorce Lawyer

If you want to get the best results out of your partnership with your divorce attorney, the key is good communication. Here are a few tips to help you communicate better with your lawyer so you can be on the same page in your case and achieve your goals. Keep a list of questions: Rather… Read More »