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Life Insurance as a Means of Securing Child Support Payments

Upon divorce or separation, each parent is still required to financially support their children. The non-custodial spouse will be tasked with making child support payments to the parent with primary custody of the children. However, if the person paying child support passes away before they fulfill their child support obligations, the recipient parent may wonder… Read More »

Will College Expenses Factor Into Child Support Arrangements?

Every single parent is required to financially support his or her children. Upon divorce, the child has a right to support from the non-custodial parent. The amount of child support paid depends on various factors, such as each parent’s income, the custody arrangement and special needs the child may have. Generally, parents are only required… Read More »

What to Know About Divorce and Immigration Status

If you obtained your immigration status or green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, you might wonder what happens if you get divorced. It is natural to be concerned—the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) pays particular attention to immigrant marriages that occur only for one spouse to obtain U.S…. Read More »

Tips to Help You Find a Good Divorce Attorney

The divorce process can be rather overwhelming, but having a good attorney by your side can go a long way toward removing some stress from the process. So when you’re preparing to go through a divorce, what qualities should you look for in an attorney? Here are a few tips to keep in mind. Aggressive… Read More »

New York’s New Sexual Harassment Training Requirement: A Prospective From New York’s Top Divorce Lawyer

In 2017 sexual harassment by powerful men was in the center of the news. In fact, the “#MeToo” movement came along. Conventional wisdom thought that bringing the issue of sexual harassment to light; educating and punishing would have a deterrent effect on those who were actually engaging in the harassment. What followed was an interesting… Read More »

How Long Does Divorce Mediation Take?

Mediated divorces are generally much less expensive than court litigation, and a big factor that goes into that is that they take significantly less time to complete, meaning fewer legal fees. But exactly how long can you expect the mediation process to take? Every divorce is different, of course, so here are some of the… Read More »

How Does Collaborative Divorce Differ from Regular Divorce?

Collaborative divorce is a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that does not require the couple to appear before a judge. Instead, the spouses will work with professionals such as attorneys, therapists and financial experts to settle the various aspects of their divorce. Below is a quick overview of some of the ways the collaborative… Read More »

Using an Expert Witness in Your Divorce

Some divorces, such as those involving business interests or particularly high-net worth individuals, are inherently more complex than the average divorce. The more complexities that exist, the more beneficial it is likely to be for your case to use expert witnesses. Expert witnesses are people who are highly qualified within their particular field who can… Read More »

How the Divorce Mediation Process Works

While every divorce is different in some ways, those that go through mediation will generally go through these basic phases. Introduction In this phase, you provide the mediator background information about your relationship, and the mediator provides an overview for what you can expect out of the mediation process. Based on the information provided by… Read More »

An Overview of Some Common Divorce Terms

As you go through the divorce process, you will likely encounter a number of legal terms you might not have heard before. Here are a few examples of some common divorce terms of which you should be aware: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): ADR refers to any type of out-of-court process for settling a divorce. Examples… Read More »