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New York Courts are Giving Out More Maintenance Than the Law Ever Intended

In June 2015, maintenance law was changed in New York State when the Senate passed new legislation that set forth a statutory formula to determine the duration and amount of spousal maintenance to be paid by the higher income spouse to the lower income spouse upon divorce. This law, which would apply to divorces filed… Read More »

Why You Should Find a Law Firm That Focused on Divorce Before the Pandemic Started

The coronavirus has put a strain on all of our lives, our businesses and our public institutions, including the courts. Across New York, most courts were closed for an extended time earlier in the pandemic. They have since reopened, at least partially, in most areas, so citizens can have their legal issues resolved as timely… Read More »

What Is the Process for Obtaining Legal Fees in a Divorce?

Divorce can be an expensive proposition. Attorneys’ fees can climb quickly while spouses argue over child custody, alimony, property and other issues. Sometimes, a spouse will initiate a divorce proceeding believing that the other spouse will be responsible for paying the legal fees for both parties, along with all the other costs associated with the… Read More »

Does the Husband Always Have to Pay for the Legal Fees in a Divorce?

One of the common misconceptions heard from divorce litigants is the notion that husbands are required to pay all the legal fees. In reality, New York law is gender neutral. The court can require one spouse to cover some or all of the other’s attorney’s fees or can require each spouse to pay their own…. Read More »

Tips to Help You Through the Process of Divorcing a Narcissist

The term “narcissist,” much like “bipolar” or “OCD,” tends to be frequently misused. A true narcissist is more than just someone who’s self-absorbed—they also lack empathy, tend to be highly exploitative and may go out of their way to cause harm to others. A person with narcissistic personality disorder can make matters extremely difficult during… Read More »

Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Divorce

While it’s certainly not easy to talk to your children about your divorce, it needs to be done sooner or later. It is important to plan out the conversation in advance so you can anticipate any potential reactions or questions, and make the conversation as successful as possible, given the circumstances. Here are a few… Read More »

Tips for Navigating Social Media During Your Divorce

Over the last couple decades, social media has become a nearly inextricable part of our lives. For people who are going through a divorce, it can also be something of a minefield. While your best strategy to stay out of social media-related trouble as you go through your divorce is to simply avoid using it… Read More »

Can You Afford to Get Divorced?

Money is one of the most common reasons couples get divorced in America. One spouse may be a spender while the other wants to save, causing serious tensions as time goes on. Ironically, while money can drive couples apart, it can also be the thing that prevents them from going their separate ways. That’s because… Read More »

Education and Activities Provisions in Custody Arrangements

Some people may wish to add provisions related to their children’s education and afterschool activities to their custody arrangements. Here are just a few common examples of some of these provisions. Important school information: The custody arrangement might contain information about the school the child will attend, as well as how each parent will be… Read More »

Tips for Virtual Child Visitation Sessions

During the time of COVID-19, it has become more common for noncustodial parents to have virtual child visitation sessions rather than in-person visits, especially when there are safety concerns. While it’s always preferable to have in-person visitation, sometimes this simply isn’t possible due to logistical issues, or, in today’s environment, due to pandemic-related concerns. It’s… Read More »