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Author Archives: Bridget Tartaglia

What Should You Do After Receiving Divorce Papers?

If you’ve recently been served with divorce papers, you might be wondering what comes next. Below are the steps you should take immediately after receiving divorce papers: Read the documents carefully: You should read the divorce papers very thoroughly, as they will contain a lot of crucial information, including the court in which the action… Read More »

What to Keep in Mind About Child Support During Your Divorce Process

Divorce can be a complicated and emotional process, especially if you have children. You will need to navigate some important issues, ranging from asset division to child support. Calculating child support can be slightly complex, as each situation is unique and there is not a one-size-fits-all solution you can use to determine the appropriate child… Read More »

Tips for Making Your Divorce Less Contentious

Divorce is an unavoidably difficult life transition, but there are ways you can at least avoid making it more contentious than it needs to be. While there will certainly be a lot of turbulence to navigate, there are some steps you can take to reduce the amount of stress you experience throughout the process. The… Read More »

Can You Write Your Own Divorce Settlement?

There are many cases in which divorcing couples can come to their own agreements about the issues of their divorce without having to set foot in a courtroom. But does this mean you can write your own official divorce settlement? This is a question many divorce attorneys field from their clients. The better question is… Read More »

Establishing a Support System to Help You Through a Divorce

Divorce may be one of the most stressful periods in your entire life. Even a relatively amicable divorce can be extremely difficult, which is why it’s so important to build up a support system that can help you get through it. Below is a list of some of the people who can make up your… Read More »

How to Best Deal With a Deadbeat Parent

All parents are required to continue to financially support their children, whether or not they have custody of the child. However, it is an unfortunate reality that many children have parents who skip out on their obligations to pay their court-ordered child support. If you have a former partner who cannot be counted on to… Read More »

Filing for Divorce When You Live in a Foreign Country

Transnational divorce is one in which the two spouses live in different countries. This can be a very complex legal affair. The processes you must take to complete your divorce when living in different countries can vary greatly depending on where you live. However, below is some general information you should know if one of… Read More »

When Do Courts Consider the Child’s Wishes in Custody Cases?

Child custody is one of the most important and potentially contentious elements of any divorce. Parents can work out their own custody arrangements outside of court as part of an uncontested divorce, but if they cannot come to their own agreements, the decision is left up to a Supreme Court Justice in the case of… Read More »

What to Know About Grandparent Visitation Rights in New York

In many cases, divorce affects more than the two spouses and their children. It can also have a significant impact on extended family members. In New York, grandparents may have a legal right to visitation in any of the following circumstances: One or both parents passed away The grandparent has had a substantial preexisting relationship… Read More »

Tips for Presenting Yourself Well in Divorce Court

Divorce can be a contentious process that, in some cases, brings out the worst in people. This is especially true in cases that end up going to trial. It’s understandable to be nervous when going through a divorce, and in some cases, it can be very hard to control your emotions. However, the way you… Read More »