Category Archives: Divorce

Appellate Division Rules That Property Division in a Same-Sex Divorce Can Cover Assets Acquired Prior to the Marriage Equality Law

Though it took until 2011 for New York State to recognize same-sex marriages, many LGBT couples lived together in committed relationships long before that. Some of these couples chose to marry in religious ceremonies or other types of proceedings despite the fact that their union was not yet granted legal status. A recent divorce case… Read More »

The Effect of a Divorce on Tricare, Military and Veteran’s Benefits

Americans owe so much to those who serve or have served in our armed forces. As part of our nation’s obligation to these heroes, military personnel and veterans are entitled to various benefits, some of which extend to their spouses. Many of these spouses who rely on the Tricare health program and other benefits associated… Read More »

New York Family Court Problems Present Another Reason to Seek Settlement

Most New Yorkers who have tried to litigate a Family Court case over the previous few years have faced serious delays and other administrative hassles that have made an already difficult situation much worse. Closures prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, budget cuts and a shortage of judges have court employees, legislators and activists calling for… Read More »

Divorce Coach Says Don’t Beat Yourself Up, Focus on the Big Picture

Ending a marriage can be such an overwhelming experience that many spouses are turning to divorce coaches who can help guide them through the non-legal aspects of their breakup. An experienced adviser can provide encouragement, emotional support and useful suggestions as someone makes the transition from married to single life. As an experienced divorce coach,… Read More »

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 »