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Contempt of Court in New York Divorce Cases

Contempt of Court in New York Divorce Cases

When a court issues an order, the parties in the case must follow it. A court order is not optional or something that can be ignored. When a person violates or disregards a court order, the court has the power to enforce that order. This applies to divorce and family court cases as well as all...

Broken Promises: Enforcement of Divorce Judgments

Broken Promises: Enforcement of Divorce Judgments

You are divorced at long last, finally, receive your judgment of divorce, and are ready to move forward with your life. But then your spouse violates one or more of the terms of your decree. You have very clear rights should this happen and are entitled to enforcement, violation, and sometimes...

Critical Documents to Assemble Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

Critical Documents to Assemble Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

Once you've decided to file for divorce or your spouse has filed for divorce, you're likely in a hurry to obtain counsel to represent you in the case. When you first talk to an attorney you are considering hiring, they need information about your case and your situation to be able to offer any...

How to Get Spousal Support Before Your Divorce Is Final

How to Get Spousal Support Before Your Divorce Is Final

Divorce is not a fast process. From the time you first meet with your lawyer to the day the judge signs your judgment of divorce could easily be one to two years. Divorces amongst the wealthy are particularly complex, requiring careful identification and valuation of myriad assets and can take a...

Renegotiating a Prenuptial Agreement

Renegotiating a Prenuptial Agreement

If you and your spouse entered into a prenuptial or premarital agreement, you might feel confident that you are both protected should you ever face divorce. A prenuptial agreement is an essential document for a couple with numerous, complex assets. However, a prenuptial agreement should not be the...

How Your Prenuptial Agreement Impacts What You Inherit

How Your Prenuptial Agreement Impacts What You Inherit

A prenuptial agreement determines your financial and property rights should you and your spouse ever get a divorce. However, your prenuptial agreement can actually have more broad implications than merely how you will divide your marital assets in the event of a divorce. A prenuptial agreement can...

Same-Sex Divorce and Asset Division

Same-Sex Divorce and Asset Division

An important and complex aspect of any divorce is the distribution of assets and debts the couple has accumulated. When the couple is a same-sex couple who have been together since before same sex marriage was legally recognized, this complex process becomes particularly convoluted especially if a...

Yours, Mine, and Ours: Complex Custody Arrangements

Yours, Mine, and Ours: Complex Custody Arrangements

Creating a fair parenting plan for custody of the children of your marriage is of the utmost priority in your divorce. Today, many families include half-siblings and step-siblings. You and your spouse may have children together, and you each may have children from previous relationships. It is also...


Business Goodwill and Divorce

Business Goodwill and Divorce

Asset division is at the heart of the matter in the financial segment of a divorce. The distribution of marital assets between the spouses largely determines their financial stability and economic future.
Businesses are some of the most pivotal assets considered by the court. How those...