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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 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 »

Key Tips for Protecting Your Retirement Accounts During a Divorce

If you’ve working on a nest egg for your retirement for many years, there are steps you should take to help protect your assets if you get divorced. Any retirement assets could be subject to the property division process which is known as equitable distribution in New York. If you are the party who maintains… Read More »

Updating Your Insurance Policies After a Divorce

Many married couples have combined insurance policies. When you get divorced, you will need to update these policies or cancel them altogether and establish new policies of your own. The following is some quick information regarding how to review and update these policies to reflect that you are no longer married: Life insurance: If you… Read More »

What Does ‘Dissolution of Marriage’ Actually Mean?

As you go through the divorce process, you will likely hear the term “dissolution of marriage” used more than once. What exactly does this mean? In many cases, “dissolution of marriage” is just another way of saying divorce, referring to the process in which you and your spouse can permanently end your marriage. However, there… Read More »

What Information Must You Disclose in a Divorce?

Early on in your divorce, you will go through the process of “discovery,” in which you, your spouse and your attorneys gather as much information as you can. During this process, you will need to make some mandatory disclosures. This is information you are required to provide by law. Before mandatory disclosure rules existed, divorcing… Read More »

Documents to Keep After You Finalize Your Divorce

When you finalize your divorce, it can be understandable to want to put the entire ordeal behind you and never think about the legal process again. You might even be tempted to toss away all of the paperwork you had to complete, just because it reminds you of what you’ve had to endure over the… Read More »

Legally Changing Your Name After a Divorce

Anyone is legally allowed to change his or her name at any time. There are several methods for changing your new name, including advising officials and businesses of the change and simply beginning to use it. As long as you are either changing to the name of your new spouse or returning to your maiden… Read More »