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How Does a Cheating Spouse Affect Property Division in a Divorce Case?

Infidelity is the cause of many divorces. One spouse may cheat on the other and then try to hide their behavior, but the truth usually comes out, leaving the other spouse bitter, upset and looking for revenge during the divorce. New York was the last state to adopt the no-fault divorce policy, which simply means… Read More »

How to Have a Discussion About a Pre-nuptial Agreement

Open, clear communication is a vital ingredient in a healthy marriage. The conversation about a pre-nuptial agreement is not an easy one because it conjures up all kinds of pre-conceived ideas about what a prenuptial agreement means and who really benefits from them. If the conversation is not handled carefully, it can doom the relationship,… Read More »

How to Pull Off a High-Net Worth Divorce Without Making a Scene

The two of you might have made headlines when you were married, but now that it’s time to think about divorce, you are filled with dread about all of the drama. However, there is no need to worry. It is possible to get divorced without repeating the War of the Roses. If it is your… Read More »

How to Deal with Non-Payment of Child Support in New York

Parenting is ideally a two-person job. It takes two people to raise, nourish and provide for a child. Unfortunately, this job often falls on the shoulders of the custodial parent when the non-custodial parent either disappears or is not responsible enough to pay their monthly child support obligation. What is the custodial parent going to… Read More »

Modifying a Child Support Order in New York

There are several reasons for needing to modify a child support order. You can request a post-divorce decree modification when there has been a significant and continuing change of circumstance after the decree has been final for at least six months. What are some of the change of circumstances that might require a post-decree child… Read More »

Tips for Using Social Media during Your Divorce

You may be ready to get back out of your marriage, but don’t announce it on Facebook — at least not until your divorce is final. Your trip to the Abaco Islands, your new sports car and your designer clothes might impress your prospective love interest, but it can also adversely impact your custody, child… Read More »

Who Gets Mittens? — Determining Pet Custody during Divorce

Your cat has stood by you through thick and thin and really understands your feelings. Your dog is your best friend and avid protector. Your bird actually listens to you, which is more than you can say for your spouse. If, like many couples, you consider your cat, dog or other pet to be part… Read More »

How the Supreme Court’s DOMA Opinion Affects NY Same-Sex Couples

In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. Praised as a positive step for gay and lesbian rights, what does this decision really mean for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender couples who are married or planning to wed? DOMA defined marriage as… Read More »

Why Choose Mediation to Settle Your Child Custody Disputes?

During the heat of a custody battle, you may think there is no way you and the other parent are going to see eye-to-eye on anything, let alone on who gets the kids. However, chances are you agree about more than you think, and at the least, you both likely want the best for your… Read More »

Will the Affordable Care Act Rectify the Post-divorce Loss of Insurance Coverage?

In many households, one spouse carries health insurance for the entire family through employment benefits. Traditionally, the husband’s policy might cover his wife, who may have given up her career to care for the couple’s children. Dissolution of marriage may, therefore, result in loss of her insurance coverage. However, there are also plenty of men… Read More »