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Category Archives: Divorce

How to Enforce a Child Support Order in New York

When parents get divorced, they are both required to continue supporting their children financially. For the parent that does not have primary or physical custody of the child, this means making monthly child support payments. However, there is a widespread problem the United States when it comes to parents who do not pay the child… Read More »

Tips for Your Separation

Sometimes, couples go into a separation with the hopes of reconciling. However, it’s important to be realistic with your separation and realize that the vast majority them end in a divorce. Therefore, even if you do have some hope left that you and your spouse will be able to repair your relationship, it is also… Read More »

Uncontested Divorce Has Advantages and Disadvantages

Although there is never anything “simple” about divorce, an uncontested divorce can simplify some of its processes — at least to some extent. Of course, uncontested divorce is also not right for every couple and situation. With this in mind, below are some of the advantages and disadvantages associated with uncontested divorce to help you… Read More »

When Should You Consider a Postnuptial Agreement?

A postnuptial agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement in that it’s a contract for married parties to settle issues involving assets, debts, children and other circumstances of their marriage before a divorce or death. The big difference is that a postnuptial agreement is established after the marriage has already begun. The following are a… Read More »

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 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 »

What to Know About Financial Disclosures During a Divorce

During a divorce, each spouse must disclosure certain financial information to ensure each party has full knowledge of the other’s finances. Examples include bank statements, mortgage statements, tax returns, pay stubs and statements for brokerage and investment accounts. In addition, each party must provide a Statement of Net Worth which is a document, signed before… Read More »

How You Can Start Saving Money Again After a Divorce

Divorce can be just as challenging financially as it is emotionally. The costs to consider include legal bills and prices of additional residences. However, just because the divorce process is costly does not mean you won’t be able to recover. In fact, it is possible to begin saving immediately after a divorce and continue working… Read More »

How Can You Best Divide Stock Options During a Divorce?

A stock option is an asset that gives the owner the choice of whether he or she wishes to purchase a specified amount of discounted stock at a specific price point within a specific time period. A big question that often arises during divorce disputes is whether these stock options are marital or separate assets…. Read More »