Category Archives: Divorce

Is it Ever Advisable to Give Up Your Parental Rights in New York?

“If you give up all your rights and never bother us again we won’t ask you for anything!” We often receive calls from noncustodial parents who say they’ve been offered that proposition during heated arguments with their exes. However attractive that deal may seem, be aware that giving up your parental rights does not end… Read More »

My Spouse Just Took our Children’s College Accounts; Can He Do That?

There are a lot of financial considerations to take into account when going through the divorce process. Among these is what will happen to your college savings accounts you have set up for your children. This is a lot of money, and it is unfortunately not uncommon for one spouse to attempt to co-opt those… Read More »

Your Spouse Cheated: Can You Get More Alimony or Property in the Divorce?

The short answer is yes, there is a way. However, successfully using evidence of an affair to obtain a favorable property or alimony award is rare. Our firm has achieved many positive results in this area but certain factors must exist in order to influence a court’s decision. New York judges are not allowed to… Read More »

Economic Inequality v. Economic Unfairness in New York Divorces

Economic inequality is exactly what it sounds like. The general public has internalized that economic compensation is often unequal. The man who installs a valve in a heating or air conditioning unit will not be paid the same as a man who installs a valve in another person’ s heart. There is a level of… Read More »

NYPD, MTA and NYFD: The Boldest and Bravest Divorces Require an Experienced Attorney

Police officers, firefighters and MTA workers in New York deal with high-stress jobs every day of their lives. The prospect of going through a divorce on top of all those day-to-day worries can be understandably daunting. It is for this reason that it is so important that those workers focus specifically on choosing an experienced… Read More »

The American Divorce

WHY GET MARRIED? There are religious; personal and societal reasons the couple will marry. Couples who are married tend to enjoy longer lives; happier lives and many benefits that are conferred to them by the State and Federal Government. The institution of marriage is inextricably intertwined with our culture; most religions; and most all segments… Read More »

What Do You Mean I Have to Stay in the Same House as My Spouse After I File for Divorce?

It can occasionally be a surprise to people filing for divorce that the court will not take any action to force one spouse out of the home during the divorce process. Generally, the courts leave living arrangements up to the spouses themselves to decide, unless there has been a history of domestic violence. Obviously, this… Read More »

Can I Remove My Spouse from the Home?

If you are going through a divorce, you may wonder if you have any recourse to remove your spouse from the family home. It is understandable to feel uncomfortable about continuing to share living space with a spouse from whom you are separated and/or preparing to divorce, but you may find it difficult to remove… Read More »