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How to Fire a Private Judge

How to Fire a Private Judge

To resolve your complex divorce you may choose to work with a private judge. While this option has many benefits, it can be challenging to actually fire a private judge once you consent to this type of dispute resolution.
What is a Private Judge? When you face divorce, there are two possible...

7 Things You Should Consider When Buying a Home After Divorce

7 Things You Should Consider When Buying a Home After Divorce

Moving on after a divorce may involve finding a new permanent living situation. If you are considering buying a new home and obtaining a mortgage, there are important factors to consider as you move forward with your life.
1. Complete Your Divorce Before you make a move to buy a new home and...

Fast Track Your Divorce: 14 Ways to Help Your Divorce Move More Quickly

Fast Track Your Divorce: 14 Ways to Help Your Divorce Move More Quickly

A divorce normally takes at least several months minimum and may drag on years (case in point: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been in divorce court since 2016 and their divorce is still not completed). Once you decide to get a divorce, you may feel an urgency to get the process over with so that...

How Long Will My Divorce Take?

How Long Will My Divorce Take?

Once you begin the divorce process, your goal is to conclude it as quickly as possible. However, the length of your divorce isn’t entirely up to you, and for most people, it takes longer than they would like. To understand how long your divorce will take, it’s important to determine...

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...

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...

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...