Monthly Archives: April 2016

What is Restraining Order Abuse?

Restraining orders are a common aspect of divorces and family issues. When used properly, they can provide everyone with time to clear their heads, focus on what they want, and calmly decide what is best. Unfortunately, restraining order abuse is rampant, a depressing fact in family law, and a difficulty that entirely too many undeserving…
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Spousal Maintenance During and After Divorce

In New York there are two types of spousal maintenance or support: temporary maintenance (or “Pendente Lite”), and post-divorce maintenance Temporary Maintenance Temporary maintenance provides support to spouses with the immediate and reasonable means to maintain a standard of living the same as or similar to the lifestyle they had when married. Temporary maintenance provides…
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Just Because You Hold the Title Does Not Mean It Won’t Be Divided

When Erik and Jen married they bought their first home together. When they purchased the home, they decided to put the title in Erik’s name because his credit was the better of the two of them. The title shows Erik has the sole ownership of his home and their interest rate is much better. While…
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What Are the Different Types of Alimony?

If you and your spouse are going through a divorce in New York, one of the issues that you will be discussing will be alimony, which is sometimes referred to as “spousal support” or “maintenance.” In New York, there are several different types of alimony, each of which serves a different purpose: Temporary maintenance, also…
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Making The Most Of Your Visitation Time

One of the most difficult aspects of any divorce is coordinating visits with your children and your ex-spouse around important events, such as birthdays and holidays. In addition to planning the actual holiday schedule and festivities, the stress of organizing visits can be difficult to master. Consider these key thoughts to make the most of your…
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Child Support Modifications

The final divorce decree that officially separates you from your spouse is not necessarily the end of a divorce. Depending on your circumstances, this can be either fortunate or unfortunate. Regardless, the flexibility in a divorce decree can impact you or your ex-spouse’s child support obligations, if it can be proven that there has been…
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