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Divorce in the Spotlight

Divorce in the Spotlight

Divorce is one of the most difficult things to face in your life. On the Life Change Index that ranks common stressors in life, divorce is the second highest item, falling only beneath the death of a spouse. Managing divorce is challenging for anyone, but it becomes particularly onerous when one or...

Why Settling Your Divorce Might Be Your Biggest Mistake Ever

Why Settling Your Divorce Might Be Your Biggest Mistake Ever

There is no question that settling a divorce can offer extensive benefits. The sooner a case is over; the sooner everyone can move on with their lives and build their own futures. Settlement generally results in lower legal fees, because there are fewer courtroom appearances. And settling a divorce...

Dr. Dre's Wife Files for Divorce

Dr. Dre's Wife Files for Divorce

Music star Dr. Dre's 24-year marriage is ending in divorce. His wife Nicole Young, age 50, has filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court via her celebrity attorney Samantha Spector. Dr. Dre, age 55, whose given name is Andre Young, is best known for being a member of N.W.A. and having...

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...

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...

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
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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...

Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets in Your High Net Worth Divorce?

Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets in Your High Net Worth Divorce?

Full disclosure of all financial information is a required and essential part of any divorce, but this is particularly crucial in a high net worth divorce. When a spouse realizes that so much of their future hinges on how marital assets are divided, they may work to conceal or dissipate marital...

10 Signs Your Divorce is Going to Be High Conflict

10 Signs Your Divorce is Going to Be High Conflict

Divorce is difficult even under the best of circumstances. However, some divorces become high conflict divorces, in which the challenges become more extensive and even more formidable, requiring highly specific precision legal skills to navigate them. These are the signs that your divorce may be...