Family Law

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Avoid Common Divorce Mistakes with A Simple Divorce Checklist

Divorce is a complex process that takes time, energy and organization. Working with an experienced family law lawyer can help you get through the most difficult parts, but getting yourself organized can help things go more smoothly and may even help you save some money while you’re at it.
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Monday, October 9, 2017

Am I Liable for Debts That My Ex Incurs After We Separate?

When going through a divorce in New York, you need to be able to anticipate your financial future. While many people focus on the assets they will retain or acquire in the process, it is equally important to evaluate the debt distribution. If you are considering divorce, you may be concerned about the debt that your ex is incurring. Seeking the advice of an experienced Read more . . .

Friday, September 15, 2017

How Do I Value My Business for Distribution Purposes During a Divorce?

When going through a divorce in New York, you will have to place a value on all your property. Since the value of assets often changes over time, the court will decide the valuation date for your assets. For example, the court may say that you must determine the value of your assets as of the date you or your spouse filed the divorce.

You and your spouse may agree on the value of some of the assets, but the value of a business is often in dispute. The spouse who wants to keep a business may want to fix a low value on it, to minimize the amount she has to pay to “buy out” her spouse’s marital interest in the asset.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

My Spouse Wants Me To Sign a Separation Agreement - I’m Not Even Sure What That Is

Things have been rocky in your relationship with your spouse. Although there were good times in the past, now there are arguments and unhappiness. One day, your spouse hands you a bunch of papers with the words “Separation Agreement” at the top of the first page. You find yourself thinking: “My spouse wants me to sign a separation agreement - I’m not even sure what that is.”

Quick answer: A separation agreement is a document that contains the terms two people have agreed to when they are amicably getting a divorce or legal separation.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

My Spouse is Not Complying With the Child Custody Agreement - What Can I Do?

If you’re involved in a child custody dispute, you might feel like the courts and family law lawyers don’t understand how urgent the problem is.  After all, there are important things on the line that you can’t get back, and can’t do over: first steps, birthdays, graduations, vacations, and family reunions.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Tips for Safeguarding Your Finances During a Hostile Divorce

They say ‘all good things must come to an end,’ but in the case of marriage sometimes that good thing ends in a messy divorce.  When loving has been replaced by loathing, it’s not uncommon for a soon-to-be ex-spouse to do their best to cause their former partner pain, especially financial pain.  

The good news is that if you’re currently in or about to be in a hostile divorce situation, there are steps you can take to protect your assets for the future, including talking with an experienced

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Should My Spouse and I Consider a Postnuptial Agreement?

Postnuptial agreements (postnups) are gaining popularity in the country. These agreements are similar to prenuptial agreements, except that they are signed after getting married rather than before.

In a postnup agreement, two spouses disclose all their property and then agree on each other’s responsibilities in the course of the marriage and after divorce or the death of one spouse.

Are you and your spouse considering a postnup? Talk to a

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

When Can I Modify My NY Divorce Judgment?

Divorce is usually final. However, the circumstances of divorced spouses can often change. The financial, physical or marital positions of two former spouses at the time of divorce will not be the same four years later or nine years later. New York law recognizes this fact, which is why it gives courts the discretion to modify divorce judgments. However, courts apply this discretion strictly in order to discourage frivolous applications that show no reasonable cause and are only an attempt at escaping court obligations.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

I’m Afraid of My Spouse - How Can I Obtain a Protective Order?

When a marriage is not working out, tensions can run high. Sometimes spouses behave in a way that frightens you and your children making you feel that you and your children need protection from them. If that is the case, a

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Legal Custody vs. Physical Custody Under NY Family Law

Divorce is a very emotionally draining affair for both spouses and their children. Issues such as property rights only complicate matters more. Perhaps the most polarizing issue in many divorce proceedings is the issue of

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Will I lose custody of my child after divorce?

If you are a resident of New York seeking a divorce, it’s only natural to wonder what it will mean for your child. Will you still get custody over them or will your spouse get custody?

Not all divorces are the same. However, the issues for determination are usually similar:

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