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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...

What You Need to Know About New York State Protective Orders

What You Need to Know About New York State Protective Orders

Orders of protection (sometimes called restraining orders) can be issued in New York as part of a divorce or custody case, or simply on their own. These types of orders are issued to protect family members from violence and crimes like stalking or harassment. Domestic violence can happen in any...

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...

Deciding Factors in Your New York Child Custody Case

Deciding Factors in Your New York Child Custody Case

The custody portion of your divorce case will be determined based on what the court finds to be in the best interests of the child. "Best interests" is a broad, all-encompassing term. There are a variety of factors the court may consider, and many more it is likely to consider. Your attorney will...

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,...

Property Valuation Approaches for Your Divorce

Property Valuation Approaches for Your Divorce

Property division is a crucial portion of your divorce. There are three key components to property division. First, all marital assets must be located and fully identified. Next, each asset must be assigned a value. Lastly, once the value has been determined, the assets are divided between the...

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:
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