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Homogamy Nation: High-earning Individuals Frequently Marry Each Other

Technology and travel have broadened people’s horizons over the past few decades, but when it comes to marriage, most people still opt for someone very similar to themselves. Changes in American life over the past few decades have increased the frequency of marriages between high-earning individuals. Sometimes referred to as “homogamy,” the phenomenon of people… Read More »

Is a Sleep Divorce a Precursor to the Real Thing?

From scientific surveys to viral TikTok videos, public discussion regarding “sleep divorces” has exploded over the past couple of years. In these arrangements, couples opt to sleep in different rooms despite the fact that they remain happily married. Many spouses who have taken this step say that they are finally getting the rest they need… Read More »

Dividing Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) in a Divorce

In a divorce, assets acquired by either party while they were wed typically become part of the marital estate that must be divided between the parties. Often, questions over who gets the house or car are the most difficult part of the marriage dissolution process. If you’re going through a divorce, you should remember that… Read More »

Court Awards Costner’s Estranged Wife $129,000 in Monthly Child Support

Children have a difficult enough time when their parents divorce, and a dramatic shift in their daily routine can make the situation even more traumatic. One goal of child support is to order payments that allow young people to maintain the same lifestyle as they enjoyed while their parents were together. Following a contentious proceeding,… Read More »

Does New York’s Custody Law Discriminate Against Disabled Parents?

Throughout the country, states use the “best interests of the child” standard when making decisions regarding custody and visitation. During these reviews, judges can use any information they feel is relevant, but New York law has established several specific factors to be considered. Some of these factors seem fairly obvious, such as whether a parent… Read More »

Married, but Separated, Under the Same Roof: Protecting Your Rights in a de Blasio-type Setup

Despite being out of office for more than two years, former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got a great deal of attention when he announced his separation from Chirlane McCray, his wife of 29 years. Though breakups among the famous are common, the terms of the de Blasio-McCray split differ from those of… Read More »

Can Inflation Affect Your Alimony Award? 

Alimony, known as maintenance under New York law, is designed to give people who relied on their spouse’s income the chance to meet their financial needs as they transition to single life. Courts consider several factors during an alimony determination, including the paying party’s ability to provide spousal support and the recipient’s needs. Of course,… Read More »

Why Might a Court Require Supervised Visitation? 

Family courts frequently struggle with the balance between a parent’s right to see their child and the need to make sure that the youth will be safe with a noncustodial father or mother who has engaged in risky behavior. Often, supervised visitation is viewed as a suitable compromise. In these situations, the judge appoints a… Read More »

Publisher Claims Ex-Wife Took His Fortune and His Frequent Flyer Miles

When former Simon & Schuster CEO Richard Snyder died in June, he was hailed as a titan of the publishing industry who left the company with annual revenues 50 times higher than they were when he took over. The New Yorker even once referred to Snyder as a “warrior-king.” Unfortunately, his final years were wracked… Read More »

Husband Busted for Hiding $500K in Crypto During New York Divorce

Regardless of fluctuations in the overall market, many Americans have substantial assets invested in blockchain coins and other forms of cryptocurrency. This means that spouses going through a divorce and their attorneys must review whether any cryptocurrency is part of the divisible marital estate. Unlike other types of assets, crypto can be difficult to locate,… Read More »