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Legally Withdrawing Funds from a Bank Account Before Divorce

As you prepare for an upcoming divorce, it is important you take whatever measures you can to protect yourself and set yourself up for a stable financial future. You might consider withdrawing some money from a bank account to place it in a personal account, but before doing this you should consider the legality of… Read More »

What if My Ex Isn’t Taking the Pandemic Seriously?

Most courts throughout the country have issued guidelines to parents with shared custody arrangements that they are expected to follow existing arrangements for custody and visitation to the fullest extent possible. Of course, being in a pandemic scenario poses a whole host of other challenges. If one parent isn’t taking the pandemic seriously and following… Read More »

What Should You Know About Equitable Property Division in New York?

The term “equitable distribution” refers to a system of property division in which the court divides marital property in a fair, equitable manner—not necessarily one that is equal. Some of the considerations the court will take into account include: The length of the marriage The age and health of each spouse The amount of money… Read More »

What You Should Know About Alimony and Taxes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in December 2017, changed the way alimony payments are taxed for some people. The way tax rules apply to your alimony depends on when you were divorced. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know. Changes to the system The legislation eliminated alimony tax deductions… Read More »

What Happens if My Spouse Refuses to Sign the Divorce Papers?

Divorce is an inherently difficult process just due to the emotions involved. However, it because even more difficult and complex if you have a spouse who refuses to cooperate. Matters will become difficult from the outset of the divorce if your spouse refuses to even sign the paperwork. What steps can you take in such… Read More »

Types of Alimony Arrangements

If a court awards alimony to you or your spouse in your divorce, there are several types of alimony awards the court may choose. It is important to know the terms of your alimony arrangement so you can plan accordingly. Here are some examples of these types of alimony. Bridge the gap alimony: This is… Read More »

Important Financial Advice When Starting a Divorce

Divorce can wreak havoc on your finances if you’re not careful. The good news is there are steps you can take to plan out your financial future and mitigate some of the potential effects divorce can have on your overall financial outlook. Here are some tips to keep in mind to help you protect your… Read More »

Tips for Good Communication With Your Divorce Lawyer

If you want to get the best results out of your partnership with your divorce attorney, the key is good communication. Here are a few tips to help you communicate better with your lawyer so you can be on the same page in your case and achieve your goals. Keep a list of questions: Rather… Read More »

Mediation Services Go Online During COVID-19

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in courthouses closing their doors for most public issues, and attorneys having to change up how they offer some of their core services. For divorce cases, this has meant a shift to online mediation (referred to as e-mediation) in many cases. The good news is that thanks… Read More »

Dealing With Child Support and Alimony Struggles During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has left many Americans out of work. Many have filed for unemployment benefits but are experiencing extremely long wait times. Others may have stimulus money coming their way, but for those who do not get direct deposit, there have been reported delays with checks being issued that may… Read More »