Recent Posts in Divorce Category

  • Protecting Yourself and Your Family While Navigating the Choppy Waters of the Divorce Process

    || 16-Jan-2017

    Divorce and Family Law legal matters are easily the most intense situations one can endure. When going through a divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence or other family law matter, it is sometimes hard to focus on the process without getting drawn into the emotional aspects of your case or negotiation. While this may be one of the most difficult times you go through in your life, ...
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  • Supreme Court Decision Regarding Same-Sex Marriage Still Hot Issue

    || 13-Aug-2015

    All across the nation, the United States Supreme Court ruling on June 26 th that legalized same-sex marriages in all 50 states has been sparking hot debate. Some people are staunchly defending the new rights, citing the Fourteenth Amendment and the protections it is to give all citizens under the law. Others are protesting loudly, pointing out potentially violated religious freedoms and ...
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  • The Divorce Process

    || 31-Oct-2013

    Are you planning to divorce? It can be of great benefit to fully understand the divorce process before you begin. There are several forms of divorce, and a no-fault divorce is now possible in the State of New York, at long last. If you are going to file, the first step really should be to have meeting with a qualified Staten Island divorce lawyer. Divorce can be complicated, particularly when the ...
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  • Divorce and Real Estate

    || 28-Oct-2013

    The division of assets, including real estate, is an important issue in a divorce. Both parties may have owned property, and there may be property purchased during the term of the marriage. Who will get the family home? If there is a summer home, cottage, or real estate holdings, these issues become even more complex to resolve. As New York law allows for the "equitable distribution" of ...
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  • Details Regarding Equitable Distribution in NY Divorce

    || 21-Aug-2013

    Divorce in New York involves equitable distribution of assets. This means that property is divided equitably, not necessarily an equal division. This type of property division is fair and considers what the spouses contributed to the marriage and what they will need to move on after the divorce. Before adopting this method of division, New York used "common law property" where the ...
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  • What Is the Process of an Uncontested Divorce in New York?

    || 21-Jun-2013

    An uncontested divorce can be much easier and quicker than a contested divorce. In an uncontested divorce both spouses have to agree on every issue in their divorce. For an uncontested divorce to occur, one spouse will receive divorce papers and he or she can either choose to sign them or contest certain matters in the papers. If the spouse signs the papers and sends them back then that means they ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • History of the "No-Fault" Divorce Law in New York For decades, the closest thing New York had to a "no-fault" ground for divorce was a couple's physical separation for at least a year, pursuant to a Separation Agreement or Separation Judgment. That tide changed in August 2010, when then-Governor David Patterson signed legislation by which New York finally joined the ranks ...
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