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What are Pretrial Motions Used For in a Divorce Case?

For the small percentage of divorces that do go to trial, you can expect there to be some issues that will require at least a temporary solution before your trial date arrives. You and your spouse have the ability to make your own short-term agreements for certain hot-button issues related to your divorce, but a… Read More »

How to Determine Your Home Value for a Sale

One stipulation of your divorce might be that you will sell the family home and split the proceeds from the sale. But how much can you expect to reasonably make from the sale of your home? If you wish to get a realistic estimate of what your home might be worth, here are some strategies… Read More »

How to Tactfully Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce

Perhaps the most difficult part about beginning the divorce process is breaking the news to your children. At some point, however, it must be done, and it is important to do so tactfully and gently. Here are a few tips to help you properly break the news of your divorce to your children. Make sure… Read More »

Tips for Getting Through the Holidays After a Divorce

The holiday season is officially here. If this is your first holiday season after a recent divorce, it’s understandable to feel a little extra stress this year. After all, some of your traditions are likely to be upended. You may have to spend some of the season away from your kids. This might also be… Read More »

What You Should Know About Supervised Visitation

Supervised visitation occurs when a noncustodial parent visits with the child only when supervised by another adult. This type of arrangement is set to ensure the child’s safety while also supporting an ongoing, positive relationship between the parent and child. Situations in which a court might prescribe supervised visitation include: If there has been a… Read More »

Common Sense Tips for Introducing a New Partner to Your Children

Finding a new partner after you’ve been divorced can be an exciting development in your life, and it’s natural to want to share your joy with the other people in your life, including your children. Of course, it is important to make the introductions as tactfully as possible, as children’s feelings about you entering into… Read More »

Theft from a Spouse While Married: What Does the Law Say?

One of the issues at stake in your divorce could be the theft of one spouse’s possessions by the other spouse during the course of the marriage. It is common for a spouse to consider the item to be his or her own property, and the other spouse to disagree, resulting in claims of theft… Read More »

My Spouse Just Took our Children’s College Accounts; Can He Do That?

There are a lot of financial considerations to take into account when going through the divorce process. Among these is what will happen to your college savings accounts you have set up for your children. This is a lot of money, and it is unfortunately not uncommon for one spouse to attempt to co-opt those… Read More »

Can One Take Money from a Joint Bank Account Just Before Filing for Divorce to “Preserve It?”

If you’re preparing to file for divorce, it’s natural to be concerned about how your assets will be split during the divorce process. However, as tempting as it can be to start removing money from accounts and funneling it into a new, separate bank account, you should know that this is an awful idea, and… Read More »

Can You Represent Yourself in New York Family Court?

Family Court in New York handles petitions to modify custody, visitation and child support orders established during divorce proceedings in the state Supreme Court. In addition, unmarried parents go to Family Court when seeking to establish support obligations and custody rights. Though you have the right to initiate and proceed through a case in Family… Read More »