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Should Weddings Should Come with a Warning Label? – Part V – Beware: It’s so easy to convert separate property into marital property you may have already done it!

In my last post I continued to lament that many people faced with a divorce would have benefitted from a bit of education on divorce laws before they got married.  In this post I continue down the aisle….  more things people should know before they utter “I thee wed.” So you think you understand the…

201510.08
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Should Weddings Should Come with a Warning Label? – Part IV – Make sure you have proof if you claim that you have separate property before you get married because you’re surely going to need it if you get divorced

In my last post I continued to lament that many people faced with a divorce would have benefitted from a bit of education on divorce laws even before they got married.  In this post I continue down the aisle…more things people should know before they utter “I thee wed.” If you claim you have separate…

201509.02
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Should Weddings Should Come with a Warning Label? – Part III – Mommy doesn’t always get custody of the children when you get divorced – That pension you worked so hard for isn’t all yours

In my last post I continued to lament that many people faced with a divorce would have benefitted from a bit of education on divorce laws even before they got married.  In this post I continue down the aisle….  more things people should know before they utter “I thee wed.” If you have children and…

201505.15
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Should Weddings Should Come with a Warning Label? – Part I

As a divorce lawyer for more years than I would like to admit, I’ve had occasion to have many new client consultations with people considering or being faced with a divorce.  These consultations usually take an hour and a half to two hours and are spent covering the waterfront of New York matrimonial law in…

201503.24
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What Influences an Alimony Award in New York?

When it comes to alimony being awarded during a divorce, there are many factors that the judge will consider.  An experienced family law attorney can work discuss the relevant factors with you to help weigh the probabilities of the outcome, which still involves a lot of judicial discretion.  It cannot always be assumed that the…

201503.16
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What Do I Need to Do To Initiate Divorce Proceedings in New York?

There are certain requirements that must be met in order to be able to file for divorce.  One of the requirements that must be met before you can initiate a divorce in New York is the residency requirements.  One or both parties generally need to have been a resident of the State of New York…

201503.10
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What’s the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce?

The State of New York recognizes two types of divorces.  These are contested divorce and uncontested divorce.  Regardless of what kind of divorce you may be going through, it is always a good idea to consult with a family law attorney.  This will help ease your concerns and they can answer any questions you may…

201503.06
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What are the Grounds to Divorce in New York?

Just like any state, New York has its own set of laws that govern how you can get a divorce.  There are several reasons you can use to get a divorce.  If you believe you meet the grounds for divorce, you will want to talk to your NYC family law attorney to find out how…