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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 . . .


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Changing Your Name After a Divorce - Should You Do it?


Are you going through a divorce or considering a divorce? If so, changing your name after a divorce may or may not be important to you. A New York family law lawyer can discuss the issues related to changing your name after a divorce in more detail.
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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Can I Have a Divorce Decree Modified?


Most individuals who go through a divorce never want to step back into a family court hearing room again. However, circumstances may arise that require you to request a modification of your divorce decree. A Read more . . .


Monday, August 12, 2019

How Do I Start the Divorce Process?


If you are ready to begin the divorce process, there are two important things that you need to know. Before beginning the divorce process, you need to meet the state residency requirements for divorce in New York and have at least one ground for divorce. If you do not meet the residency requirement or have a ground for divorce, you may need the assistance of a
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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I Think My Ex Is Hiding Assets - How Can I Find Them?


Locating assets that your spouse or ex is hiding to avoid splitting the assets or paying additional support can be challenging. Depending on the type of asset, there could be very little to go on when searching for the asset. For example, hiding digital currency is easy because there may be no records for the account other than the “key” which is maintained by the owner. However, there are ways to find assets a spouse or ex is trying to hide. An experienced


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Thursday, July 18, 2019

What Does It Cost to Get a Divorce in New York?


If you are contemplating ending your marriage, one of the things that might concern you is the cost to get a divorce in New York. You may have heard that it costs much more to obtain a divorce than it does to get married. For some couples, this statement could be true. However, for some couples, it could cost much less to get a divorce than it did to plan a wedding. It all depends on the circumstances.
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