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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 . . .


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 . . .


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