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Category Archives: Family Law

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 »

Issues Older Couples Are Likely to Face During Divorce

The divorce rate for people who are older than 50 doubled between the years 1990 and 2010, as Baby Boomers continue to get divorced at a record pace. Many of the issues you may encounter during a divorce are the same at any age, but there are some that are much more likely to affect… 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 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 »