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Who is Responsible for Credit Card Debt in a Divorce?

An issue that commonly arises in divorce cases is how the two spouses will split responsibility for debts accumulated during the marriage. Debt, like property, can be divided into separate debts and marital debts. The classification of a given debt will determine who is responsible for paying it. Separate debt: Any debt incurred by a… Read More »

Understanding ‘Equitable Division of Property’ in New York

Like in most other states, New York law calls for the equitable division of marital property when a couple gets divorced. It’s important to note that “equitable” is not the same as “equal,” although it can be in some situations. The focus is on creating a property division arrangement that is fair, taking into account… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions on Paying a Child’s Tuition After Divorce

If you’re going through a divorce and have children who are either attending or preparing to enter college, you might wonder how you will handle tuition and other college-related expenses in your post-divorce life. The following are answers to a few of the most common questions we receive on this issue: Q: Are divorced parents… Read More »

Tips for Handling a Divorce in Your 20s

Going through a divorce can be difficult at any age. For couples who end a marriage while in their 20, however, it may be especially challenging. Here are some helpful tips if this is the situation in which you find yourself: Delay dating until your divorce is final: Even though friends may want to help… Read More »

Advantages of Settling Your Divorce through Mediation

Although mediation is not right for every divorcing couple, it does offer several advantages over traditional, adversarial divorces. The following are five benefits of settling your divorce through mediation: It’s less expensive. In mediation, you and your spouse typically sit down with one family law expert who guides and documents your discussion. This means that… Read More »

How to Determine if Mediation is Best for Your Divorce

Mediation is an increasingly used method of divorce that allows couples to work together to arrive at a mutual agreement on how to settle issues related to their divorce. In mediation, you typically work with one legal professional, who guides your decisions and turns agreements into a binding settlement. When mediation may be beneficial Mediation… Read More »

The Success and Failure of Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods

Since I first talked about alternative dispute resolution (ADR), more and more couples have chosen to resolve their differences and dissolve their marriages through mediation and the collaborative divorce process. Our firm provides mediation services to couples and helps those clients achieve outstanding results. Is ADR the best route to divorce? The answer is yes… Read More »

Divorce Counsel: Understanding the Road Ahead

In hindsight, people who have been divorced can usually offer advice on how a lawyer helped or hurt their case. If thinking about divorce, it is important you understand up front the need for good legal counsel for any family law matter. Divorce is the process of dissolving the legal relationship between you and your… Read More »

Types of Divorce in New York

Although most divorcing couples are working towards the same goal — a dissolution of marriage that leaves both parties satisfied — there are multiple paths to arrive at this resolution. This list is intended to give you a better idea about the types of divorces that are available in New York: At-Fault. In this type… Read More »

Is ADR Right For You?

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is becoming mainstream — especially in dealing with divorce. We talked earlier about alternatives like mediation and collaborative law. You may know a couple that got through their divorce pretty well using a mediator. But how do you know ADR is right for you? The level of conflict a couple brings… Read More »