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How Does Collaborative Divorce Differ from Regular Divorce?

Collaborative divorce is a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that does not require the couple to appear before a judge. Instead, the spouses will work with professionals such as attorneys, therapists and financial experts to settle the various aspects of their divorce. Below is a quick overview of some of the ways the collaborative… Read More »

How the Divorce Mediation Process Works

While every divorce is different in some ways, those that go through mediation will generally go through these basic phases. Introduction In this phase, you provide the mediator background information about your relationship, and the mediator provides an overview for what you can expect out of the mediation process. Based on the information provided by… Read More »

An Overview of Some Common Divorce Terms

As you go through the divorce process, you will likely encounter a number of legal terms you might not have heard before. Here are a few examples of some common divorce terms of which you should be aware: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): ADR refers to any type of out-of-court process for settling a divorce. Examples… Read More »

How to Deal With a Narcissistic Spouse During Divorce

Divorce is difficult enough even when the couple is generally able to communicate and get along during the process. When one spouse displays textbook narcissistic behaviors, however, it becomes far more challenging to get through the process. It’s important to note that narcissism is far more than self-absorption. It is an actual personality disorder, and… Read More »

Should You File for Bankruptcy or Divorce First?

If you are considering filing for both bankruptcy and divorce, it’s important to carefully consider the timing of these filings. As a general rule, bankruptcy will take precedence over a divorce. If you file for bankruptcy while going through a divorce, there’s a chance it could delay the distribution of your marital assets and debts… Read More »

How are Sales Commissions Treated in the Divorce Process?

When a person earns sales commissions during the divorce process, how will those commissions be treated? Are they or are they not marital property? The general rule is that if the sales commission occurs before the marriage is officially over, it can still be classified as marital property, even if the divorce process is ongoing…. Read More »

What Your Children Need to Know About Your Divorce

While you do not need to keep your kids updated on every little detail of your divorce, it is important that you communicate with them about what your divorce means, and about some specific topics that will be of interest and importance to them. The following are a few examples of the things your children… Read More »

How to Establish Paternity

If a married couple has a child together, the presumption will typically be that the husband is the father. However, when the couple is not married, it is necessary to establish the father’s paternity when the child is born to protect both parent’s parental rights, and the baby’s long-term support. Disputes involving child support and… Read More »

Can Infidelity Affect Your Alimony Arrangement?

In New York, spouses may seek a no-fault or fault divorce. In no-fault divorce, the filing spouse only needs to demonstrate an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage for at least six months. The stakes are a bit higher in a divorce filed with fault-based grounds, as the filling souse must prove the presence of physical… Read More »

Factors Involved in Relinquishing Parental Rights and Adoption

Relinquishment of parental rights can occur forcibly or voluntarily. It most commonly occurs during an adoption process, in which birth parents relinquish their parental rights to give an adoptive family full legal custody over the child. While that does not necessarily mean the birth parents can never again have contact with the child, there are… Read More »