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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...

126 Divorce Terms and Definitions To Know

126 Divorce Terms and Definitions To Know

Divorce is a very technical proceeding. There are many legal terms likely to be bandied about by your attorney and the court throughout the case. We’ve simplified these terms to help you begin to navigate the process more easily.
Addendum. Something added to a court document. Add-on...

10 Strategic Things to Do Before You File for Divorce in New York

10 Strategic Things to Do Before You File for Divorce in New York

What happens during your divorce is determinative to the outcome of the case, of course, but what you do BEFORE you actually file for divorce is particularly crucial. A few steps will position you strategically so that you are more likely to get the results you want from your case.
Gather...

What Will a Divorce Attorney Ask Me? 21 Topics to Be Prepared to Discuss

What Will a Divorce Attorney Ask Me? 21 Topics to Be Prepared to Discuss

When you schedule your first consultation with a divorce attorney, you do so with many questions you need answers to. The attorney will need a lot of information from you as well. To be as prepared as possible and to make the most of that first appointment, you should be able to answer the...

Child Support in a New Marriage

Child Support in a New Marriage

Marrying after the end of a previous relationship is a time of joy and celebration. However, if you have a child from a previous relationship, you may have questions about how the marriage will impact your child support situation.
How Child Support is Calculated Child support is regular...

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...