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How a “Petnup” May Determine Pet Custody in a New York Divorce

Traditionally, pets have been treated as property when a couple divorces, which often makes them part of a property settlement agreement or judgment. In New York, judges don’t get into resolving pet custody and visitation battles. To deal with these potential conflicts, some couples started to create “petnup” agreements, setting out clear terms for where… Read More »

What Does the Data Actually Tell Us About COVID Divorces?

In the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic and as the months trudged on, there was considerable opinion that marital relationships and family dynamics would be adversely affected. Now that the worst of the crisis seems to be over and we are returning to normal life, what does the data actually show about how the… Read More »

What You Should Know About Changing Your Name After Divorce

As part of your divorce, you may choose to keep your married name, or you may choose to go back to a maiden name. Here are a few issues to consider as you make your decision. Making a clean break: It can be nice to make a clean break from the relationship. Shedding the name… Read More »

Tips for Introducing a New Partner to Your Children

At some point after your divorce you may find yourself ready to begin dating once again. But when you have kids, this prospect can be a bit dicey. What do you tell your children about your relationship, and more importantly, when and how do you finally make the introduction? Here are some tips for you… Read More »

Tips for Disciplining Children After Divorce

Divorced parents must still stay on the same wavelength with regard to how they will discipline their children. There must be some consistency across households, otherwise it can make matters more emotionally difficult for children who are already likely to have a difficult time adjusting. Here are some tips for maintaining good discipline in your… Read More »

Questions to Ask Before Selecting a Divorce Lawyer

As you go through the process of searching for a divorce attorney, you should spend some time actually talking to and interviewing potential attorneys after you’ve performed some general background research. Here are a few questions you can ask potential attorneys to determine if they’ll be a good fit. Experience and specialties: Ask the attorney… Read More »

How to Prepare for a Court Appearance

It’s understanding to be nervous for a court hearing, especially if you’ve never been to one before. The good news is there are ways you can prepare for the hearing that will help you cut down on your nervousness. Here are some tips. Get organized: Collect all the necessary documents and information well in advance,… Read More »

Common Questions that Come Up in Divorce Court

The prospect of attending a court hearing for your divorce might be intimidating if you don’t have any experience in court. You can make the process a bit less scary by preparing yourself for the kinds of questions you’re likely to be asked. Here are a few common examples. Basic information: Expect to get started… Read More »

If You Started a DIY Divorce, It’s Not Too Late to Get a Lawyer

Lured by websites pitching do-it-yourself divorces, many people initiate the DIY process only to discover that the legal system is more complex than they realized or that their spouse intends to contest important issues.  If you started down the DIY divorce path, it is not too late to seek legal assistance. As experienced Long Island… Read More »

Tips for Getting Through a Divorce During Retirement

Divorce during retirement age can come with some unique complications, due to the likelihood that the marriage had existed for decades, and the greater level of assets you’re likely to be dealing with. Here are a few things you’ll need to consider to get through a so-called “gray divorce” as smoothly as possible. Look into… Read More »