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How to Fire a Private Judge

How to Fire a Private Judge

To resolve your complex divorce you may choose to work with a private judge. While this option has many benefits, it can be challenging to actually fire a private judge once you consent to this type of dispute resolution.
What is a Private Judge? When you face divorce, there are two possible...

Children on the Witness Stand

Children on the Witness Stand

It sounds like something from a movie – young children tearfully taking the witness stand during their parents’ divorce. Most of the time, this is something parents want to avoid whenever possible. But there are situations in which it may become necessary or useful to your case for your...

7 Things You Should Consider When Buying a Home After Divorce

7 Things You Should Consider When Buying a Home After Divorce

Moving on after a divorce may involve finding a new permanent living situation. If you are considering buying a new home and obtaining a mortgage, there are important factors to consider as you move forward with your life.
1. Complete Your Divorce Before you make a move to buy a new home and...

How Long Will My Divorce Take?

How Long Will My Divorce Take?

Once you begin the divorce process, your goal is to conclude it as quickly as possible. However, the length of your divorce isn’t entirely up to you, and for most people, it takes longer than they would like. To understand how long your divorce will take, it’s important to determine...

Am I Liable for My Ex-Spouses’ Unpaid Taxes?

Am I Liable for My Ex-Spouses’ Unpaid Taxes?

There are various ways your ex might incur liability to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) for unpaid taxes. They simply may have just not made payments or filed tax returns. Or, in the more likely scenario, there has been an audit, and it’s been determined they improperly took...

19 Signs Your Spouse is Hiding Assets in Your Divorce

19 Signs Your Spouse is Hiding Assets in Your Divorce

A full and complete disclosure of assets is necessary in order for a divorce to be fair. If your spouse is hiding assets, this will negatively impact your property award in the divorce because the court will not be aware of the hidden assets and will not be able to divide them in your...

New York Divorce and Discovery

New York Divorce and Discovery

The divorce process in New York has many steps. However, one of the most crucial steps is discovery. Once all the initial filings have been made, the case enters into the discovery phase. Governed by the Civil Practice Law and Rules (“CPLR”), this is a period of time in which each party...

Does Adultery Affect Divorce in NY?

Does Adultery Affect Divorce in NY?

Many marriages involve adultery or cheating. If infidelity has occurred in your marriage, this is a fact your attorney must be informed about as it can have an impact on several aspects of your divorce.
Adultery as Grounds for Divorce In the past, you could only get a divorce if you could...

Private and Boarding School Costs in a Divorce Settlement

Private and Boarding School Costs in a Divorce Settlement

Payment of school tuition, costs, and fees can be a challenging issue to handle in separation and divorce. It is common for parents to disagree about the necessity of private or boarding school education or who is responsible for covering the costs. However, when the family structure changes,...

Prenuptial Agreement FAQs - What to Ask Your Attorney

Prenuptial Agreement FAQs - What to Ask Your Attorney

If you're planning to get married, having your attorney draft a prenuptial agreement is a wise decision. The prenuptial agreement will protect both yourself and your soon-to-be spouse. The document will clarify all of your responsibilities to each other, and your rights should your marriage end in...