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Egregious Marital Fault Being Factored Into Equitable Distribution

In this No-Fault State, many people are of the opinion that it does not matter if there was abuse or adultery, equitable distribution is usually treated as equal distribution in New York divorces, regardless of the fault. This is changing, and if you behave poorly during your marriage, it may cost you a disproportionate amount… Read More »

Does Age Impact Divorce Settlements?

A variety of studies have been done over the years into how age at marriage affects the likelihood of divorce. But in terms of actual impacts on the divorce process itself, there are different considerations to keep in mind. Alimony: Alimony is generally meant to be temporary to allow a spouse to maintain their standard… Read More »

The Most Common Mistakes Made By Divorcing Couples Over 50

While the overall divorce rate has seen a steady decline over the last decade or so, the number of people getting divorced over the age of 50 has gone way up. This so-called “gray divorce” trend has mostly affected Baby Boomers and older members of Generation X. If you are preparing for a divorce and… Read More »

Quantum Clustering: Divorce Clustering Within Social Media Groups

A divorce cluster is when a group of friends, co-workers, family members and/or extended family members begin to have more than one divorce at a time, possibly spurred by the first divorce in that social circle. When a couple breaks up and divorces, the friends of that couple have options and choices. They can choose… Read More »

Who Gets the Car in Your Divorce?

When you go through the divorce process, you will either handle asset distribution yourself during the negotiation process, or the court will do it for you. This includes any vehicles you own. How do you determine who gets the car in your divorce? As with any other piece of property, judges will base their decision… Read More »

What Happens if You’re Divorcing While Your Names are Both on a Lease?

If you are going through a divorce and you and your spouse rent an apartment together, you will need to figure out how you will manage the remainder of your lease. In some cases, you might have an understanding landlord who is willing to let you out of the lease. Or, you might be on… Read More »

The Steps to Keeping Your House in a Divorce

Depending on the circumstances of your personal life and finances, you might wish to keep your house following a divorce. If you owned the house prior to your marriage, this is simple—the home is considered a non-marital asset and thus is not subject to the asset distribution process. However, if you and your spouse jointly… Read More »

Can You Afford to Keep Your House After a Divorce?

If you are going through a divorce, you may wish to keep the family home after the divorce is finalized. But even if your spouse agrees to this plan, you’ll need to consider whether or not you can realistically afford to do so. Here are some of the considerations to take into account when determining… Read More »

Using a Divorce Coach to Set and Achieve Goals

Whether you are the one who wanted to get divorced or you were blindsided by divorce papers from your spouse, you are facing a time filled with intense emotions. Strong feelings can lead you to make decisions that aren’t necessarily the best and can cloud the picture of what post-divorce life will be like. A… Read More »

What Impact Has COVID-19 Had on Divorce Rates?

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many divorce attorneys and experts believed the pandemic would put a strain on many relationships that would lead to a surge in divorce filings around the nation. As of the end of the summer, it appears those predictions were accurate. Let’s take a look at the impact the… Read More »