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Protecting Your Retirement is Critical in a “Gray Divorce”

Often referred to as “gray divorce,” a great deal of attention has been given to the phenomenon where couples choose to end a long-term marriage, typically after their children are grown and no longer live in the family home. A Census Department report says that more than one-third of Americans who get divorced are 55… Read More »

Reasons You Might Want a Postnuptial Agreement

Negotiating a prenuptial agreement has become an increasingly common part of the pre-wedding process. More than ever, both parties go into a marriage with substantial financial assets that they want to preserve in the event of a divorce. And while prospective spouses never plan to break up, the stigma associated with divorce has lessened over… Read More »

New York Designer Jailed in Texas for Failing to Pay $390K in Child Support

From the outside, Fred Castleberry’s story might seem like the embodiment of the American Dream. He went from a being a divorced Texas wedding photographer to a fashion industry star, living in Park Slope, working for designers such as Ralph Lauren and making television appearances. Eventually, he started his own company, F.E. Castleberry, where he… Read More »

Changes in Your Life Can Prompt Changes to Your Divorce Agreement

A divorce ends the legal union between spouses, but in many cases, the relationship between the parties continues and evolves. This is especially true when the couple shares children. Though spouses and their lawyers make a significant effort to reach a divorce agreement that everyone believes to be fair, life changes that occur after the… Read More »

Divorcing a Spouse with Borderline Personality Disorder

Many of the symptoms associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are capable of causing trouble in a marriage and heated conflict during a divorce. Some people afflicted with this illness have extreme fears regarding abandonment and might engage in deceptive or manipulative behavior to get they want. In certain cases, BPD sufferers change their minds… Read More »

What Would Happen if Hunter Biden’s Child Support Case Were in a New York Court?

President Joe Biden’s son Hunter asked an Arkansas court to reduce the amount he pays to support the four-year-old daughter he fathered with a former Washington, D.C. stripper. Lunden Roberts, the mother of Navy Joan Roberts, is opposing Hunter’s attempt to revise the parties’ 2020 agreement regarding paternity and child support. While most people’s child… Read More »

How Is Deferred Compensation Addressed in a New York Divorce?

  Executives and other employees frequently opt to defer some of their salary for a variety of reasons. Typically, a prime motivation is to reduce current tax liability while reaping the benefits later in life when one’s overall income is lower. This is often a wise financial decision, but it can complicate the division of… Read More »

Divorce Registries Gaining Popularity

Americans are well accustomed to providing emotional and tangible support when someone close to them goes through a major life transition. Sometimes the occasion is joyous, as loved ones gather together to shower someone with gifts in anticipation of a wedding or the birth of a child. In other instances, relatives and friends deliver comfort… Read More »

Battles Over Expensive Swiss Watches Becoming a Trend in Divorce Cases

In many divorces, the question of who receives ownership of the family home is the toughest part of dividing marital property. Disputes over cars, investments, retirement benefits and business shares are also common. However, some high net worth couples devote the same sort of effort to battles over expensive watches. Fine timepieces made by Swiss… Read More »

What Role Does a Child’s Preference Play in Custody Determinations?

When parents with minor children get divorced, there might be differing opinions about how to handle custody and visitation arrangements. Sometimes, the parties cannot bridge the gap between them, so the issue must be resolved in court. During litigation, outsiders such as custody evaluators could be brought in to provide their view. But what about… Read More »