Category Archives: Divorce

What Your Children Need to Know About Your Divorce

While you do not need to keep your kids updated on every little detail of your divorce, it is important that you communicate with them about what your divorce means, and about some specific topics that will be of interest and importance to them. The following are a few examples of the things your children… Read More »

Unlike in Many Countries, Fathers in the U.S. Don’t Have Automatic Custody Rights

Through colonial times and even after the nation’s founding, the concept of child custody did not exist as we understand it today. Child labor was common and sons and daughters were typically regarded under the law as property belonging to their fathers. Not until the 19th Century did the focus in custody and guardianship determinations… Read More »

Important Tips for Divorcing Parents

Divorce is nearly always a complicated process, but it’s especially so when there are children in the picture. Below are some tips to consider if you are going through a divorce and worried about how you will continue to manage parenthood. Know that co-parenting successfully is possible, and that if you’re willing to commit to… Read More »

Adultery Does Not Affect Asset Division in New York Divorces

For centuries, adultery and divorce have been inextricably linked. In fact, until 1966, adultery was the only permissible divorce ground under New York law. Even today, though most litigants opt for no-fault divorce, New York still allows marriage dissolution because one spouse has been unfaithful. However, when it comes to property division, the law does… Read More »

What to Do if You Discover Your Spouse is Cheating

It can be devastating to discover a partner is engaged in infidelity, and difficult to determine how to proceed after that discovery. Many people will choose to divorce a spouse who has been cheating on them. If this is the route you decide to take, it is important you proceed with care so you can… Read More »

What to Know About Hiring a Private Investigator for Your Divorce

Sometimes, a severe lack of trust between two people can make the discovery process in a divorce much more difficult than it otherwise needs to be. The use of a private investigator can help discover missing assets or identify risky or dangerous behavior that could impact the decisions made in your divorce. Before you decide… Read More »

How to Avoid Alienating a Parent During Divorce

Parental alienation is a severe side effect of divorce, one that often occurs as a result of one parent attempting to brainwash their children into having negative feelings toward the other. Some level of parental alienation occurs in up to 15 percent of divorces. However, it is crucial for children to be able to emerge… Read More »

Five Common Misconceptions About Uncontested Divorces

Clients come to our office with the hope of ending their divorces quickly so that they can go on with their lives. Many times they believe that filing for an uncontested divorce will accomplish this. However, we would like to clear up some common myths with facts. Five common misconceptions about uncontested divorces 1. MYTH:… Read More »

Take Our Test: Is Your Divorce Contested or Uncontested?

We are not only divorce lawyers, we are educators on all aspects of a divorce. We have seen many clients come to our office with a misunderstanding of what type of divorce that they think they are going to go through. With this is mind, we have developed this divorce test questionnaire to help our… Read More »

What Happens to Student Loans After Divorce?

There are many people who get divorced while still paying back student loans. As you may know, the debts you and your spouse have are subject to division just like the property you own together. But does that include your student loans? Dealing with student loans in divorce The most important factor with student loans… Read More »