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What to Do if Your Spouse Is Spending Excessively Ahead of Your Divorce

Divorce can bring out the worst in people. Faced with the reality that the marriage is ending, one spouse might decide to spend large amounts of marital funds either in the weeks leading up to the divorce or soon after the process begins. Spending down the marital estate comes up frequently in New York divorces…. Read More »

What Happens When You Get Divorced and the House Is Not in Both Your Names?

In most divorces, marital property is held in the name of one or both spouses. This often makes property division a relatively straightforward albeit sometimes contentious process. In recent years, however, a growing number of New York divorces involve property — specifically marital homes — that are held in the name of third parties. How… Read More »

Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Divorce

While it’s certainly not easy to talk to your children about your divorce, it needs to be done sooner or later. It is important to plan out the conversation in advance so you can anticipate any potential reactions or questions, and make the conversation as successful as possible, given the circumstances. Here are a few… Read More »

Tips for Navigating Social Media During Your Divorce

Over the last couple decades, social media has become a nearly inextricable part of our lives. For people who are going through a divorce, it can also be something of a minefield. While your best strategy to stay out of social media-related trouble as you go through your divorce is to simply avoid using it… Read More »

Education and Activities Provisions in Custody Arrangements

Some people may wish to add provisions related to their children’s education and afterschool activities to their custody arrangements. Here are just a few common examples of some of these provisions. Important school information: The custody arrangement might contain information about the school the child will attend, as well as how each parent will be… Read More »

Risk Factors that Most Commonly Lead to Divorce

Researchers have performed numerous studies on the risk factors most likely to lead to divorce. Here are a few examples of some of the factors most commonly pinpointed in these studies. Divorced parents: Studies indicate children of parents who got divorced are more likely to get divorced themselves than children whose parents stayed together. Alcohol:… 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 »

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 »