Category Archives: Divorce

What You Should Know About Divorce, Alimony and Taxes

The overhauls to the tax system that went into effect last year have made matters a bit more complicated for divorcing spouses. Under the new system, alimony payments are no longer tax deductible for the person paying them, and are no longer considered taxable income for the person receiving them, which reverses a practice that… Read More »

What are Pretrial Motions Used For in a Divorce Case?

For the small percentage of divorces that do go to trial, you can expect there to be some issues that will require at least a temporary solution before your trial date arrives. You and your spouse have the ability to make your own short-term agreements for certain hot-button issues related to your divorce, but a… Read More »

How to Determine Your Home Value for a Sale

One stipulation of your divorce might be that you will sell the family home and split the proceeds from the sale. But how much can you expect to reasonably make from the sale of your home? If you wish to get a realistic estimate of what your home might be worth, here are some strategies… Read More »

How to Tactfully Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce

Perhaps the most difficult part about beginning the divorce process is breaking the news to your children. At some point, however, it must be done, and it is important to do so tactfully and gently. Here are a few tips to help you properly break the news of your divorce to your children. Make sure… Read More »

Tips for Getting Through the Holidays After a Divorce

The holiday season is officially here. If this is your first holiday season after a recent divorce, it’s understandable to feel a little extra stress this year. After all, some of your traditions are likely to be upended. You may have to spend some of the season away from your kids. This might also be… Read More »

Do Divorces Peak During the Holidays?

The holiday season is upon us, and while it can bring plenty of excitement and joy, it can also come with a lot of stress and turmoil. You may have heard that the number of divorces peaks during the holiday season—but is this true? Here’s what the research says. Holiday stress and divorce statistics One… Read More »

What You Should Know About Supervised Visitation

Supervised visitation occurs when a noncustodial parent visits with the child only when supervised by another adult. This type of arrangement is set to ensure the child’s safety while also supporting an ongoing, positive relationship between the parent and child. Situations in which a court might prescribe supervised visitation include: If there has been a… Read More »

Your Health Insurance Options After a Divorce

The state of New York does not require health insurance companies to provide insurance for divorced spouses. This means you or your spouse may lose your health insurance when you get divorced, if one of you was under the other spouse’s policy. Here is a quick overview of the options you do have to stay… Read More »

Did You Know You Should Get a Cohabitation Agreement?

New Yorkers in long-term relationships sometimes delay getting married because they are unsure about establishing a legal bond that would require court action to dissolve. One frequent concern involves alimony, which is referred to as “maintenance” in the state statutes. The length of the marriage at issue is a key factor in maintenance determinations. Many… Read More »