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Why Is It Important to Hire a Divorce Attorney?

If you and your spouse have decided to part ways, it is likely that you have considered handling your divorce on your own in order to save on costs. When considering all of the various books and ...
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What If I Can't Afford to Pay Child Support in New York?

A child support payment plan following a divorce is meant to provide financial aid to the primary custodial parent without putting undue financial strain on the parent making the monthly payments. ...
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Will I Have to Go to Divorce Court?

Being thrust into a divorce can be a frustrating and confusing process, especially if you were not expecting the filing or you have reason to contest the claims or requests of your spouse. Having to ...
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Important Documents for Divorce

Not only is divorce one of the most emotionally taxing experiences a person can face, it can also be one of the most tedious. From collecting bank statements to searching for photographs of you ...
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Three Documents You Should Have Before Filing for Divorce

Preparation is the key to success in so many of life’s challenges, including divorce. If you think that your marriage is coming to an end and your relationship with your spouse is not ...
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How to Enforce Support or Custody in New York

If you managed to work out child support and child custody agreements with your ex-spouse following your divorce, a great weight was probably lifted off your shoulders. If your ex has become stubborn ...
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Relocation in Custody & Visitation Matters

Hopefully after your divorce is finalized, you and your ex-spouse have worked out some sort of child custody and visitation schedule that benefits both of you. Nothing feels quite as awkward and ...
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Divorce & Social Media: Think Before You Post!

Given the explosion in popularity of social media services such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Google Plus, posting on social media is now an integral part of modern American life. Whether it ...
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5 Tips to Keep Your Divorce as Simple as Possible

While no divorce is ever an enjoyable experience. People can experience many different types of losses during a divorce, including the loss of a home, security, intimacy, companionship, finances, and ...
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What Does Equitable Distribution Actually Mean?

The end of a marriage hopefully will mean that you and your spouse are moving on to happier lives but it will definitely mean that your shared, marital property is going to be divided. How this ...
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"Best Interest of the Child": How the Family Court Determines Custody

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What to Do If Your Ex-Spouse Isn't Paying Child Support

After your divorce, you may have found some comfort in knowing that you will not be the only one contributing to the expenses related to raising your children. A court order for your ex-spouse to pay ...
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100% of Divorces Start with Marriage (Infographic)

Every divorce begins with a marriage. The key to avoiding divorce is to start a marriage on the right foot and to continue working hard to keep the marriage healthy. Check out our infographic below ...
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New York Custody: Neither Parent Has a Prima Facie Right

Child custody agreements can get pretty complicated in New York State when all family laws are considered. Matters can become serious points of contention when one parent refuses to allow the other to ...
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The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of the Legal Profession - an Infographic

When it comes to attorneys, there is the good, the bad, and the ugly. How can you tell if a family law attorney is truly invested in your wellbeing and in the success of your case? At the Law Office ...
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The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Have you and your spouse decided that the time has come to end your marriage? If so, it is highly recommended you pursue divorce mediation to avoid the heartache, hassle, and financial burden of ...
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Ways to Cope with Divorce Around Valentine's Day

While Valentine’s Day is a beloved holiday for lovers to celebrate, this day can be a painful reminder for those who have recently divorced or are in the beginning stages of separating. Seeing ...
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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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