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Can Character Witnesses Be Helpful in a Divorce?

Expert witnesses play a significant role in divorce cases, as they can lend insight into a person’s financial, medical or emotional situation. But what about character witnesses? Character witnesses are often used in criminal cases as a way to portray a defendant in a positive light. Can they also be helpful or make a difference… Read More »

How Can Divorce Affect Your Credit Score?

Many people suffer damage to their credit score after going through a divorce, but it is not the divorce itself that causes that damage. What exactly does cause a dip in credit among some divorcees? Below is a quick overview. Financial troubles after a divorce The process of getting a divorce has no influence on… Read More »

Can You Request Money for Lawyer’s Fees in a Divorce?

Most of the time, if one spouse is able to pay for an attorney but the other is not, the court will direct the spouse that earns more money to at least partially contribute money to pay for the other’s attorney’s fees. However, it behooves your spouse to agree upfront to pay you some of… Read More »

How to Handle Credit Card Payment Responsibilities After a Divorce

In some cases, a divorce court may include stipulations stating that one spouse is responsible for paying debt on credit cards that were taken out in their former spouse’s name. Of course, the concern then becomes that the ex-spouse will take advantage of this arrangement and rack up massive bills in the hopes that you… Read More »

How Does Remarriage Affect Adult Children?

Many people expect there to be some growing pains when getting remarried with minor children in the picture. However, many of these same transitional and emotional issues can also be a factor if you or your spouse have any adult children. While adult children are going to be better able to emotionally process the transition,… Read More »

Imprisonment as Grounds for Divorce in New York

While the state of New York does now allow no-fault divorces, you can still also pursue a fault-based divorce if you wish. In such a scenario, it is your responsibility to prove the other spouse’s misconduct in the marriage caused its irretrievable breakdown. Common grounds for fault-based divorce include adultery, cruelty, substance abuse and insanity…. Read More »

Key Questions to Ask Your Potential Divorce Attorney

Perhaps the most important early step of your divorce process is choosing an attorney to represent you in the coming months. There are going to be plenty of options out there in the field of divorce and family law, so it’s important you do your homework and find an attorney with whom you are completely… Read More »

My Spouse is Disobeying Direct Court Orders — Now What?

Most of the time, you can trust that if a court hands down direct orders to your spouse on a divorce-related issue, that spouse will comply. However, there are plenty of circumstances in which divorcing spouses will either violate court orders or fail to obey them entirely. What do you do if this becomes an… Read More »

Using Social Media Posts as Evidence in a Divorce

Social media has become an inescapable part of life for many people across the world. People freely share photos, articles, videos and status updates with family, friends, acquaintances and, in some cases, complete strangers online all the time. When you’re going through a divorce, however, it’s important to be careful about what you share online,… Read More »

Does a Divorce Automatically Invalidate a Power of Attorney Document?

It is extremely common for people in their estate plans to grant their spouses power of attorney in the event of their incapacitation. However, if you should get divorced, you obviously do not want your spouse to still have this power. The question then becomes whether your divorce will automatically revoke a power of attorney,… Read More »