Matrimonial and Family Law Blog

Monday, February 17, 2020

Grandparents' Rights After a Divorce

New York family laws permit grandparents to petition for visitation rights with grandchildren under certain circumstances. For example, a grandparent may be successful in gaining visitation rights with a grandchild after a parent’s death or divorce. However, cases involving grandparent rights are complicated. It is best to seek the advice of an experienced Read more . . .

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Should You Use a Private Investigator During a Divorce?

Deciding whether you need to hire a private investigator during your divorce can be a complicated issue. If you do need a private investigator, how do you know what type of investigator to hire and whether the investigator is experienced and licensed? New York divorce attorneys have experience with these matters.
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Monday, January 13, 2020

Can My Spouse File for an Annulment Without My Consent?

As with other court actions, a spouse does not need the other spouse’s consent to petition the court for an annulment. However, you have the right to object to an annulment if you disagree with the allegations in the annulment petition. A Read more . . .

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

Even though spouses may decide that they want to end their marriage that does not necessarily translate into a lengthy, costly court battle. With the assistance of an experienced New York family law lawyer, you and your spouse can resolve your differences through an uncontested divorce proceeding.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Is New York a 50/50 Divorce State?

Property division is one of the many issues that couples might disagree about when they are getting divorced. Some states required couples to divide assets equally while other states adopt an equitable distribution theory of property division. If you are considering a divorce, a

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Retirement Assets and Qualified Domestic Relations Order in New York Divorces

Dividing property can be a contested issue in a divorce action. Each spouse wants to ensure that he or she receives a fair share of the marital property, including retirement accounts. However, dividing retirement accounts can be challenging. You need a Read more . . .

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Can My Ex Make Me Pay His Legal Expenses During Our Divorce?

In most cases, each party in a divorce is responsible for paying his or her attorney fees and expenses related to the divorce. However, there are certain situations in which a spouse may be required to pay the attorney fees and costs for a soon-to-be ex-spouse in a divorce proceeding. Consulting a Read more . . .

Monday, November 11, 2019

Making Sense of Divorce Paperwork: What Documents Are Needed?

It is often said it is easier and less costly to get married than to obtain a divorce. In some cases, this might be true. However, New York is one of the rare states that try to help individuals who want to get an uncontested divorce do so without the necessity of hiring an attorney. The state tells you what documents are needed and where to file your divorce forms. However, it does not offer legal advice.
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Monday, October 14, 2019

Ten Things You Should Know About Fathers' Rights in Divorce

Both mothers and fathers play important roles in their children’s lives. In most cases, an ongoing, close relationship with both parents is beneficial for the child. Fathers have the same rights as mothers, even if they are divorced or never married the mother. However, some fathers are required to hire a Read more . . .

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Divorce Announcements: How, When and Why

Can someone find out you filed for divorce even if you have not told anyone, including your family? Yes, there is a chance that someone could discover you are divorced because New York divorce records are public. Unless the court has good reason to seal the records, the public can read your divorce decree. Therefore, someone could discover you are divorced even if you have not decided to share that news with someone.

In many cases, the news that you are getting a divorce is known long before the divorce is final. Even before you are ready to talk to a Read more . . .

Monday, September 16, 2019

5 Things You Can Do to Prepare Yourself for Divorce

It may be impossible to be completely prepared for a divorce. However, there are certain things that you can do to prepare yourself for the divorce process. Working with a Read more . . .

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