Category Archives: Family Law

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, the view from St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, in Bayside, N.Y. was literally spectacular. The young patients looked outside to see a convoy of superheroes and brightly colored Lamborghinis and Ferraris. What followed was surely a day to remember for the kids with medically complex conditions that the facility treats…. Read More »

How Does COBRA Insurance Work for Divorced People?

If you get divorced and had previously depended on your spouse for health insurance, you may still obtain coverage through the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA). Under this law, you would get the same employer-sponsored health insurance coverage you had during your marriage. There is, however, a catch: you’ll have to pay for that coverage,… Read More »

Be Sure to Get Your Separation Agreement in Writing

If you and your spouse decide you will legally separate, even if the intent is just to take a temporary break from the relationship, it is important to get some terms of the separation in writing. Keep in mind that all the same legal rules apply during your separation as during your marriage with regard… Read More »

The Different Types of Separation and How They Apply

A separation is not the same as a divorce, but it often serves as a prelude to the dissolution of a marriage. In a separation, spouses live apart from each other, but are still legally married until they get a judgment of divorce from a family law court. There are several different types of separation,… Read More »

Filing for Divorce When Living Abroad

The divorce process can be somewhat complicated if one of the spouses lives overseas. If you are currently living abroad, here’s what you need to know about the process of filing for divorce. Know your local laws Depending on where you live, you may need to abide by the laws in your local area to… Read More »

Updating Your Insurance Policies After a Divorce

One of the first steps you will want to take after you receive your divorce decree is to go over your insurance policies and make any necessary updates. The following are some tips for how you should handle specific insurance policies you may have: Car insurance You can continue to use a joint auto insurance… Read More »

The Most Common Reasons People Get Divorced After Long-Term Marriages

In the United States, we’ve seen a rise in “gray divorce” in recent years. These are divorces between couples who are retirement age or beyond. But what exactly is it that is causing these long-term marriages to come to an end? The following are a few of the most common factors that result in divorces… Read More »

How Does Remarriage Affect Child Support in New York?

If you pay child support in New York, you might wonder how a remarriage will affect your child support responsibilities. You should know there is a chance that remarriage could lead to the modification of a child support award. However, such a modification will not be automatically triggered by remarriage. A new spouse does not… Read More »

What to Do When You Receive Your Divorce Decree

Once you receive your divorce decree, your divorce has been officially finalized and it’s time for you to move to the next stage in your life. Make sure you read your divorce decree thoroughly as soon as you get it. This document contains all the information you need to know, including your obligations after the… Read More »

Keeping Some Property Separate During a Marriage

There are several ways you can keep some of your assets separated after you get married, even though many of the assets you own will become marital assets (meaning they would be subject to property division if you get divorced). It can take some planning to make this work, however. The most common tool used… Read More »