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Be Sure to Account for the Holidays in a Child Custody Schedule

Over the holidays, you may need to adjust your child custody or visitation schedule to make sure both parents have the opportunity to spend quality time with their children. Here are a few examples of some of the ways parents split holiday time after a divorce. Alternate holidays: You might consider alternating the holidays for… Read More »

Tips for Surviving the Holidays After a Divorce

The first holiday season after a divorce can be an emotionally turbulent time, especially if that divorce was just finalized in the last few months. Many of your favorite traditions may no longer be possible, and you might find yourself feeling like you’re going into another period of mourning. While it’s easier said than done,… Read More »

Divorcing When You Owe Money to Your Parents

It’s no secret that the cost of living in New York is higher than in many other parts of the country. Married couples, especially younger couples just starting out, often cope with this reality by accepting money from one or both sets of parents. Typically, the money is used toward a down payment on the… Read More »

More Divorces Than Usual Happening During This Holiday Season

Divorce courts generally quiet down over the holidays before a boom early in the new year. This year, however, is shaping up to be the busiest holiday season ever for many divorce lawyers and courts across the country. Most legal experts attribute this to the ongoing stress and anxiety placed on relationships during the COVID-19… Read More »

Why You Need to Be Fully Aware of Your Spouse’s Financial Position

Although much of American life and culture is dominated by the almighty dollar, money often remains a taboo conversation topic. People get uncomfortable if the subject gets brought up, and it turns out that this hesitance to talk about money even extends to spouses. Only 60 percent of women and 52 percent of men inform… Read More »

What to Do if Your Spouse Is Spending Excessively Ahead of Your Divorce

Divorce can bring out the worst in people. Faced with the reality that the marriage is ending, one spouse might decide to spend large amounts of marital funds either in the weeks leading up to the divorce or soon after the process begins. Spending down the marital estate comes up frequently in New York divorces…. Read More »

What Happens When You Get Divorced and the House Is Not in Both Your Names?

In most divorces, marital property is held in the name of one or both spouses. This often makes property division a relatively straightforward albeit sometimes contentious process. In recent years, however, a growing number of New York divorces involve property — specifically marital homes — that are held in the name of third parties. How… Read More »

Your Ex’s Family Has Money. Will You Still Need to Pay Alimony?

A common question that comes up in family law practice is what happens when someone who comes from a modest background “marries into money” and then gets divorced. Specifically, if one spouse comes from a rich family, does that mean that he or she will never be entitled to alimony payments? While your soon-to-be ex’s… Read More »

Seeing Through the Mask: The Art of Litigating with COVID PPE

When the coronavirus pandemic set in and courtrooms shut down, the courts in New York went virtual. As helpful as the virtual option was, the fact remained that litigation, which decides issues with real effects on lives, was extremely challenging in an online environment. Now that divorce litigation is taking place inside courtrooms again, everyone… Read More »

Your Spouse Lives on His Parents’ Money: How Will This Affect Asset Division in Your Divorce?

As divorce lawyers, we know that every couple’s financial circumstances are unique. One situation that may arise is where one spouse is primarily supported by his or her parents. This might be called the problem of the freeloading spouse. If your spouse doesn’t have income or assets in his or her own name, are you… Read More »