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Legal Separation or Divorce: Which is More Sensible for You?

If you feel like your marriage is failing, divorce is not the only option you have. You can also obtain a legal separation. The path you take depends on a variety of circumstances, including whether you ever intend to reconcile and your current financial situation. The primary difference between legal separation and divorce is that… Read More »

Dealing with Post-Divorce Grief

We often recommend that people who have just gone through a divorce attend sessions with a therapist to work through some of their post-divorce grief. Below are a few examples of some of the strategies and advice a therapist will offer as you seek to regain your strength and move on with your life. Don’t… Read More »

Tips to Cut Down on Post-Divorce Arguments

The time after your divorce is stressful enough without having to worry about communicating with your former spouse. Unfortunately, some minimal level of communication may be necessary, especially if the two of you have minor children together. Therefore, you should focus on taking whatever steps possible to cut down on unnecessary fights and hostility in… Read More »

The Most Common Divorce Question: How Much Will It Cost?

Our law firm receives many questions from people considering a divorce. Perhaps the most common question is some variation of how much a divorce will cost. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question. Every divorce is different, as they all involve different issues and financial circumstances. However, we would like to provide some… Read More »

Studies Indicate Millennials Divorce Less Frequently than Prior Generations

In a recent University of Maryland study, researchers looked at U.S. Census data and discovered the American divorce rate declined by 18 percent from 2008 to 2016. This seems to be primarily due to younger people divorcing significantly less frequently than the older Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. Researchers say younger Americans are waiting to… Read More »

Could Adultery Affect Your New York Divorce?

Adultery is among the most common reasons why married couples get divorced. But does the presence of adultery in marriage have any effect on the divorce case? In some cases, the answer can be yes. In New York, individuals may seek fault-based divorces, as well as no-fault divorces. Adultery is one example of an element… Read More »

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, the view from St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, in Bayside, N.Y. was literally spectacular. The young patients looked outside to see a convoy of superheroes and brightly colored Lamborghinis and Ferraris. What followed was surely a day to remember for the kids with medically complex conditions that the facility treats…. Read More »

What’s the Difference Between No-Fault and At-Fault Divorce?

New York is one of several states that allows couples to file for a no-fault or an at-fault divorce. If you live in the state, it is important to understand the differences between these two categories. At-fault divorce A fault-based divorce can be granted if the required grounds for granting such a divorce are present… Read More »

Jeff Bezos, Wife File for Divorce with No Prenup in Place

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos recently announced that he and his wife, MacKenzie, would be getting divorced. The divorce is expected to shatter records because Bezos is the wealthiest man in the world and the couple did not have a prenuptial agreement. There have been reports of an affair Bezos had during the marriage,… Read More »

How Does COBRA Insurance Work for Divorced People?

If you get divorced and had previously depended on your spouse for health insurance, you may still obtain coverage through the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA). Under this law, you would get the same employer-sponsored health insurance coverage you had during your marriage. There is, however, a catch: you’ll have to pay for that coverage,… Read More »