Blog Posts in 2012

  • Divorce: Should You Wait Until the New Year?

    || 27-Dec-2012

    Why does it matter in which month you file for divorce ? Because divorce can place a heavy toll on your family, especially during family-centric times of the year. Filing for divorce after the holidays are over can actually be a wise decision, both personally and financially. The holidays are usually a stressful time. Adding divorce to the mix can be mentally and emotionally overwhelming. Many ...
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  • Woman Mourning Death of Husband Finds Out He Divorced Her Eight Years Previously

    || 27-Nov-2012

    In New York, a woman who had just lost her husband was confronted with the news that he had divorced her eight years earlier, without her knowing. Apparently, he had filed the divorce papers in secret in order to remove her from benefiting from his pension and life insurance. The couple, V.D. and D.D., had been married for over 30 years before he died from natural causes. He was 65 at the time of ...
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  • Momma's Baby, Daddy's Maybe: Part One

    || 8-Sep-2012

    When I was a little girl, my mother had a saying that she would use: "Momma's baby; daddy's, maybe!" While I was too young to understand the true meaning of the phrase back then, the practice of matrimonial and family law brings the true meaning of that phrase to the forefront of my mind each day. Simply put, unless there are extenuating circumstances – which we do not have ...
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  • Divorce Hotels: To Check in, or Not to Check in....

    || 23-Aug-2012

    The concept of "Divorce Hotels" has recently made a "splash" in the United States and has caused a buzz in the Divorce and Family Law legal circles. This concept, developed by a Netherlands-based business man, promises to have couples "divorced" duirng a weekend stay at a posh hotel. While Divorce Hotels are not yet available in the United States, I recently sat down ...
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  • That Ship Has Sailed: Serving Your Overseas Spouse with Your Complaint for Divorce

    || 14-Jan-2012

    As residents of the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area we are truly inhabitants of the "crossroads of the world." It is no wonder that many of us have spouses with ties to other countries, or even spouses who live in other countries. So, what happens when the "ship sails" on your marriage, your spouse has "skipped" the country and you need to serve him or her with ...
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