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Marital Waste and Property Division in Your Divorce

Marital Waste and Property Division in Your Divorce

New York courts divide marital assets in a divorce in a fair way but necessarily a completely equal split. This property method division is called equitable distribution, and its goal is to create a division of marital assets that is fair under the specific circumstances of each case. Because of...

Child Custody and Religion in NYC

Child Custody and Religion in NYC

Child custody is often one of the most hotly contested aspects of a divorce. Parents frequently disagree about where the child should primarily live, whether one parent should have sole decision-making authority, and also about major decisions in the child's life such as education, health care, and...

Why You Should Consider Parallel Parenting in Your Divorce

Why You Should Consider Parallel Parenting in Your Divorce

If your divorce is marked by an intractable high-conflict relationship, it may simply be impossible for you and your spouse to co-parent your children at this point. Instead, a solution called parallel parenting may be the best option for you.
What is Parallel Parenting? Parallel parenting...

Child Custody and Relocation

Child Custody and Relocation

Relocation is not an uncommon request in a New York custody case, either during a divorce or years later. If you are the custodial parent, you must either reach an agreement with the other parent about relocation or receive permission from the court to move away from the area with your child if the...

The Tax Implications of Divorce

The Tax Implications of Divorce

Your divorce involves a significant amount of asset transfers. New York state uses the doctrine of equitable distribution to determine how assets will be shared in a divorce. Property is distributed in a way that is fair but not necessarily an equal split. When property is distributed in divorce,...

The 4-1-1 on Common Law Divorce

The 4-1-1 on Common Law Divorce

It is increasingly common for couples to cohabit without marriage paperwork. You can share a household, finances, real property, debt, assets, and children without getting a marriage license. However, when your relationship ends, dissolving the ties that bind you can be more complicated simply...

11 Post-Divorce Actions to Take To Start Your New Life

11 Post-Divorce Actions to Take To Start Your New Life

Once your divorce judgment is issued your marriage is legally over. However, there are still important steps to take to realign your life with your new status and set yourself up for success.
Here are 11 areas to take immediate action for your new life:
Estate Planning
As...

How Equitable Distribution Impacts Your NY Divorce

How Equitable Distribution Impacts Your NY Divorce

Most of the legal work and disputes in a high conflict divorce deal with asset division. Enumerating, valuing, and dividing your assets are key components of your divorce. You and your attorney will need to maximize your distribution of assets, but the distribution standards and processes are...

The Law Guardian Can Provide an Advantage in Your Custody Case

The Law Guardian Can Provide an Advantage in Your Custody Case

In a high conflict divorce case, custody is usually hotly contested. You and your spouse each have a point of view about where the child(ren) should live and how you should share decision-making. Your attorney and your spouse's attorney will present evidence and make arguments about why that parent...

What You Need to Know About New York City Custody Cases

What You Need to Know About New York City Custody Cases

No matter where you live, child custody is a critical issue in your divorce. All of the issues and concerns present in a custody case are magnified in New York City high net worth families. In addition to this, there are unique and important issues that arise for the high net worth population in...