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Why High-Net-Worth Divorces Tend to Be More Complex

Although many marriage breakups involve financial complications, high-net-worth divorces raise those issues to a far higher level. Untangling the finances of a couple with several million dollars in assets can Read More

Crafting a Parenting Plan That Best Serves Your Family

Parents going through a divorce in New York are required to agree to a court-approved plan that controls their basic child custody and visitation arrangement. Either the parents must devise Read More

Divorcing a Spouse Whose Whereabouts Are Unknown

A New York court will not grant a divorce unless there is jurisdiction over the parties. In addition to meeting state residency rules, the spouse who initiates the divorce must Read More

Dividing Property in a High-Net-Worth Divorce

Divorce often requires division of assets, known in New York as equitable distribution. Property division can be particularly complex for high-net-worth couples — those with liquid assets of $1 million Read More

What Expenses Are Not Covered by Child Support in a NY Divorce?

Many parents think child support awarded in a divorce is calculated to cover every expense associated with raising a child, from food to car insurance. But in reality, New York Read More

Negotiating for Alimony in a New York Divorce

Alimony can be a contentious issue in divorce cases. The spouse who depended primarily on the other for financial support during the marriage worries about losing their standard of living, Read More

Tips for Effective Co-Parenting After Divorce or Separation

The end of a marriage is hard on everyone, particularly the children. Your kids may not fully comprehend why one of you has to move out or why they have Read More

Preventing Loss of Health Insurance in a Divorce

For many families, health insurance for one spouse is tied to the other spouse’s job. If the couple divorces, it can leave one spouse without the coverage they need. If Read More

How Is Marital Debt Divided During A Divorce?

In a New York divorce, marital assets are fairly distributed between the two spouses, either by agreement or by court order. But equally important are decisions on how marital debt Read More

Do Mothers and Fathers Have Equal Rights in Custody Cases?

One of the most contentious aspects of a divorce can be the decision about who should have custody of the children. Historically, New York law followed the “tender years” doctrine, Read More

10 Things to Do in Preparing for Divorce

Divorce carries with it not only emotional stress but also a profound change in economic circumstances. Especially in a contested case, you and your attorney will need to deal with Read More

What Goes into an Effective Parenting Plan?

Parents who divorce or legally separate must come to a working agreement about how they will handle child rearing once they are no longer living together. A parenting plan covers Read More

Determining a Spouse’s Share of a Business in a Divorce

Dividing marital assets can be one of the most difficult aspects of divorce, and when a family business is involved it gets even more complicated. If the business is a Read More

How a Court Decides Child Support Modification Requests

In general, the non-custodial parent of a minor must pay child support to the other parent. The amount of support is based on the child’s living expenses and the paying Read More

Is a Child’s Preference Given Weight in Custody Decisions?

Custody and visitation disputes are often contentious and emotional. While a minor child’s living arrangements can be successfully negotiated or mediated, often the decision is left up to a family Read More

Who Gets the Pets in a Divorce? Their Best Interests Control

Americans love their pets. Many owners devote significant time, money and energy to their pets’ care and well-being. Some people view pets as full-fledged members of the family as if Read More

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