Tag Archives: property division

Does Age Impact Divorce Settlements?

A variety of studies have been done over the years into how age at marriage affects the likelihood of divorce. But in terms of actual impacts on the divorce process itself, there are different considerations to keep in mind. Alimony: Alimony is generally meant to be temporary to allow a spouse to maintain their standard… 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 »

Criteria for a Legally Binding Postnuptial Agreement

You have likely heard of a prenuptial agreement—a contract people enter into before they get married that outlines many issues related to the marriage, including property division and responsibilities should the marriage end in divorce. However, not as many people are familiar with postnuptial agreements, which have similar benefits and functions but are created and… Read More »

How Can You Keep Most of Your Pension in a New York Divorce?

After you’ve spent years contributing to your pension, the possibility of losing half of it to your ex during a divorce may seem a bitter pill to swallow. But a pension is considered marital property in New York and thus subject to equitable distribution, so relinquishing part of your pension is nearly unavoidable. Equitable means… Read More »

The Most Common Financial Issues to Confront in Divorce

Divorce does not just place a lot of strain on you emotionally and physically — it also takes a financial toll. You and your spouse must make a series of decisions that will have a significant impact on your financial situations, both present and future. The following are just a few examples of the biggest… Read More »

How Does New York Law Impact Property Division?

When a couple enters a divorce in New York, state law requires that all property and debts get divided in a way that’s fair to both parties. To determine what is fair (or equitable) when it comes to the legal distribution of property, the court takes several factors into consideration. With the help of attorneys,… Read More »

How Does New York Law Impact Property Division?

When a couple enters a divorce in New York, state law requires that all property and debts get divided in a way that’s fair to both parties. To determine what is fair (or equitable) when it comes to the legal distribution of property, the court takes several factors into consideration. With the help of attorneys,… Read More »

Number One Attribute of a Good Divorce Lawyer: Business Sense

A great Nassau County Judge once stated; “There are three issues in every divorce: Money; Money; and Money.” -Nassau County Judge, November 2015 Many people will think that a divorce lawyer should be aggressive; others think compassionate; many think it’s a job that involves hand-holding or therapy. Nonsense. In the State of New York (specifically… Read More »

How to Enforce a Property Division Order

As a part of your divorce decree, courts will issue an order outlining how your marital property will be divided. There will also be information about how you can enforce that order, should your ex-spouse not cooperate with the terms of the decree. There are a variety of ways in which you may be able… Read More »

Will You Need to Sell Your Home in Your Divorce?

Although you don’t necessarily have to sell your home after you go through a divorce, it is certainly a common occurrence. Most people that do sell their homes after divorce do so for one of the following reasons:  They can no longer afford the mortgage payments on the home because of the terms of their… Read More »