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What’s the Difference Between Annulment, Legal Separation and Divorce?

Most people get married with the hope that it will last a lifetime, but about half of all marriages will not. Instead they will end in divorce, annulment or legal separation. Of these three outcomes, divorce is the most well-known but the other two may be more appropriate depending on the couple’s individual circumstances. Here… Read More »

Dangers of Parents Behaving Badly During Divorce

If you are a parent going through a divorce, keep in mind that your behavior can have a pronounced effect on your child. Children cope with divorce differently depending on age, temperament, home environment and other variables. But no matter how resilient children may be, it is clear that hostility, tension, yelling and manipulation can… Read More »

Can I Get Evicted Because of Financial Hardship After a Divorce?

In the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, New York State and the federal government adopted measures to ban evictions of renters who had lost their jobs or had their hours cut as stay-at-home orders went into effect. The eviction bans were a lifeline for many New Yorkers, including those going through divorce, which added… Read More »

How Do You Get an Order of Protection During the Pandemic?

Domestic violence incidents rose earlier in the pandemic as stay-at-home orders went into effect and people were closely confined. Today, while COVID-19 restrictions on movement are hopefully on the decline, domestic abuse remains a problem and victims need to be protected. If a family member or a current or former intimate partner is abusing or… Read More »

What is Your Business Tax Responsibility After a Divorce?

Amid all the attention given to alimony, property division and other financial issues in a divorce, it’s possible that couples may not fully consider tax issues related to business entities that they own. This is a problem for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that many small business owners sometimes use… Read More »

What is the Difference Between Fault and No-Fault Divorce?

In 2010, New York finally enacted a no-fault divorce law, becoming the last state to embrace a nationwide movement that began 40 years earlier. Among the advantages of the no-fault system is that spouses don’t need to assign blame or drag each other through emotional turmoil in order to end their marriage. Under the old… Read More »

How to Calculate Child Support in New York — Use Our Calculator!

After a divorce, the parent who is not granted custody of the children generally will be the one who is charged with paying child support. If the parents have joint custody, the parent with the greater income is treated as the non-custodial parent and will therefore be obligated to pay, but the amount will be… Read More »

Who Pays the Attorneys’ Fees in a New York Divorce?

Like any other legal proceeding, your divorce requires skillful guidance from a qualified lawyer who can protect your rights effectively. However, many spouses facing marriage dissolution are concerned about how their attorneys’ fees might add to their overall financial burden. This fear can be particularly acute when one spouse has relied on the other for… Read More »

What Is the Difference Between Joint Custody and Joint Shared Parenting?

Parents of minor children have numerous options when it comes to creating a child custody and visitation framework. However, finding the right solution can be stressful and confusing. Terms describing different types of arrangements can sound similar. For example, “joint custody” and “joint shared parenting” are not synonymous. Understanding the distinction between these terms and… Read More »

How Not to Get Divorced During This Holiday Season…By New York’s Top Divorce Lawyer

Every year we compile data on marriage and divorce. Over the years, trends have become apparent and over time relevant trends occur. Most often people are aware of what causes divorce, but they do not know what causes the opposite; a long lasting safe, and healthy relationship. We have compiled all our research for this… Read More »