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Divorce & Taxes in New York: Basic Concerns

No matter what troubles are going on in your personal life, you cannot expect the government to give you any leeway when it comes to filing your taxes. Benjamin Franklin said it once, “In this ...
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An Overview of Same-Sex Divorces in New York

In the state of New York, divorces involving same-sex couples are treated the same a traditional divorce in the eyes of the law. When a same-sex couple decides to separate, they must file divorce ...
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Filing for Divorce After the Holidays

Many couples wait to file for divorce until after the holidays have passed in an effort to avoid ruining the holiday season for their children. For this reason, January is one of the most popular ...
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Divorce FAQ: Can a Divorce Be Canceled?

In the heat of a serious argument, people can make hasty or irrational decisions. Sometimes this means throwing a shoe across the room, and other times it means deciding to file for a divorce. For as ...
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How is Debt Distributed During a Divorce?

In the State of New York, debt distribution during a divorce is handled in the same way as asset division. If a couple is unable to determine a mutually acceptable arrangement for the division of ...
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Types of Divorce: Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is when a divorcing couple is able to come to an agreement about the terms of their separation, eliminating the need for court involvement. This is highly preferable over a ...
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Odom and Kardashian to Stay Married

It is sometimes said that the most harrowing of times bring us closer together. This seems to be the case for Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom, as they have recently called off their divorce ...
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Domestic Abuse Victim Sentenced to Jail

Our society expects the law to treat everyone equally, regardless of who they are or what they are accused of committing. That’s the whole reason why Justice is often depicted as blind and ...
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Types of Divorce: Contested Divorce

There are two types of divorces : contested and uncontested. In a contested divorce, the divorcing couple fails to come to an agreement regarding the terms of their separation, creating the need for ...
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How Does a Cheating Spouse Affect Your Divorce?

Throwing heaps of clothing, personal effects, and maybe the occasional television out a third-story apartment window and onto the unforgiving sidewalk is a cinema cornerstone to show that someone was ...
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Modification of Child Support

In 2010, Section 451 of the Family Court Act was amended to provide parties with an entitlement to a review of their child support obligations every three years or upon a 15% change in income. This is ...
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Can Two Parents Agree Upon a Child Support Amount Less Than What the Child Support Standards Act (CSSA) Provides For?

YES! The basic right to contract permits parents to either agree upon the presumptively correct child support as set forth within the Child Support Standards Act (CSSA); or to deviate from those ...
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CHILD SUPPORT & THE CSSA GUIDELINES ORDER

Child support is not a one-sided obligation placed upon a single parent, but rather an evaluation of the means and responsibilities of both parents and the needs and best interest of the child. ...
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The Role of the Attorney for Child(ren)

The function and responsibility of the Attorney for the Child is to zealously represent the wishes of his or her client. In 2007, the role of the Law Guardian was changed by a newly–promulgated ...
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Protocol for Speaking With an Ex in Writing

When your divorce case is being litigated in court, you may want to take extra care and consideration when speaking with a former spouse. While some people can remain friendly and amicable throughout ...
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When to Move Out of the Marital Home

One of the biggest issues that is brought up in divorce is whether or not to move out of the family home. The home is usually the largest asset a couple has and there is usually emotional ties to ...
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Should I Settle My Divorce or Let the Court Decide?

No one looks forward to the months of litigation that often follow a divorce. Arguing spouses are often unable to agree on property division, child custody, and spousal support, among other issues. ...
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Will Divorce Mediation Work for You?

When you think of divorce, you may think of a long and drawn out court process where you and your spouse argue back and forth about property division, spousal support, and child custody. While this is ...
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Is There Any Hope When No One Sees My Ex's True Colors?

It is no wonder that the moment someone is involved in a court case, they present the best versions of themselves. Just a quick online search can show you how to dress and act in a courtroom, allowing ...
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Searching For Hidden Assets in Divorce

One of the issues that is settled during a divorce case is how a couple will separate the property that they have accrued in their time together. Known as marital property, this consists of any ...
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Dividing Your Property During Divorce

Under New York law, when a couple divorces, they split their property along the lines of equitable distribution. Equitable distribution means that the court determines what is fair for each spouse to ...
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How Important is Hiring the Right Lawyer?

Hiring an experienced divorce attorney for your case can make a significant difference. There are any number of factors that can unexpectedly arise in a divorce, and without someone familiar with the ...
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Do I Need a Lawyer For a Divorce?

One of the biggest things that can determine the outcome of a divorce is how the couple seeking the separation is able to work with one other. Some couples are able to peacefully resolve their ...
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Attorney Vetrano & Staff Contribute to Toy Drive

(At the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC, we fully support the holiday season—a season of giving. That is why our team contributed to the Greater Hudson Valley Toy Drive, put on by ...
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New York divorce reform proves costly for affluent couples

After many years of trying without success to change the way divorces are conducted in New York, legislators passed a law in 2010 giving New Yorkers long-awaited access to no-fault divorce. But ...
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