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Divorce Strategies Under New York’s No-Fault Divorce

Divorce Strategies Under New York’s No-Fault Divorce

On August 15, 2010, New York Governor David Paterson signed no-fault divorce into law. Here are some divorce strategies to take under this divorce.
Reasonable Alimony Expectations in New York

Reasonable Alimony Expectations in New York

When applying for alimony, this is not a ticket for free income for the rest of your life. Here's what you need to know about alimony in New York.
How a Divorce Lawyer Can Protect Your Business

How a Divorce Lawyer Can Protect Your Business

Divorce can ruin businesses at a time when your financial resources are pushed to their limits. Here's how a divorce lawyer can protect your business.
How Does Equitable Distribution in New York Work?

How Does Equitable Distribution in New York Work?

Equitable distribution is the legal process of dividing properties between spouses who are undergoing a divorce. How does it work in New York?
Divorce and Relocation: A Deep Dive

Divorce and Relocation: A Deep Dive

Relocating after a divorce is not an easy decision, especially if you have children. You might want to move as far away from where you made your marital home to begin anew, but it’s not always that simple. While relocating for a new job and looking for a fresh start elsewhere is understandable, you need ... Read more
Before You File: A Checklist to Make Before Your Divorce

Before You File: A Checklist to Make Before Your Divorce

Divorce is not an easy decision to make. You might wake up one morning and realize that your marriage is no longer viable. However, it’s not that simple when it comes to filing for divorce. There’s a lot that goes into preparing to file for divorce, including getting your finances in order before you enlist ... Read more
Annulments: What Are They and Why Should I Care?

Annulments: What Are They and Why Should I Care?

You have more than one option when you realize that your marriage has come to an end. Depending on your situation, it might be possible to file for and obtain an annulment. While divorce and annulments seem similar, there are some distinct differences between the two forms of separation. Today, we will define and describe ... Read more
Debt and Divorce: Considerations and Consequences

Debt and Divorce: Considerations and Consequences

The effects of divorce reverberate throughout your entire life. From the repercussions on your mental and physical health to the impact on your children and the consequences on your finances, divorce can cause you a lot of stress and anxiety. One of the most significant worries many divorcing couples have is how debt and divorce ... Read more
I Have Hidden Assets: What Do I Do?

I Have Hidden Assets: What Do I Do?

Divorce is a challenging time for anyone, even under the best of circumstances. Assets division in divorce is one of the critical aspects that will have a lasting impact on your future financial life. You may have certain marital assets, which your spouse is not aware of because you’re not sure about your marriage’s future.  ... Read more
After You File: Keeping Perspective and Next Steps

After You File: Keeping Perspective and Next Steps

Divorce at any stage is stressful, but after you file, preparation and understanding can make it much easier. With the right steps, you can relieve much of the stress and anxiety associated with divorce. Let’s go over some of these steps to help you keep perspective and move forward seamlessly with the next chapter in ... Read more
The Aftermath of Divorce: Women’s Rights

The Aftermath of Divorce: Women’s Rights

Divorce for women is much different than divorce for men. Why? Women invest themselves in relationships emotionally more than men, and divorce can cause a lot of emotional anguish, suffering, fear, and other problems. This post will explore the difficulties of divorce for women and outline their rights in this situation. Financial Struggles It’s more ... Read more
Legal Separation and Grandparents: What Now?

Legal Separation and Grandparents: What Now?

Divorce doesn’t just affect the couple signing the agreement or their children. It also affects the grandparents from both sides of the family. How and when will grandparents be able to spend time with their grandchildren? Will they be able to continue regular vacations with the grandchildren? These are crucial questions that all grandparents will ... Read more
Dividing Business Assets During Divorce: How it Works

Dividing Business Assets During Divorce: How it Works

Hearing your spouse utter the word “divorce” can be overwhelming and stressful, even if you knew there were problems in your marriage. It can become increasingly problematic when you own a business. What will happen to your business during a divorce? Does your spouse receive half of the business assets? This article will describe how ... Read more
Equitable Distribution: What is it and How is it Determined?

Equitable Distribution: What is it and How is it Determined?

Equitable distribution is the division of marital property based on the needs of each spouse and what is fair in the divorce. Equitable distribution does not have a set formula as it varies from case to case. Often, it is left to the discretion of the judge if the divorce reaches trial. An experienced divorce ... Read more
How Mediation Can Make Life Easier for All Parties Involved

How Mediation Can Make Life Easier for All Parties Involved

Mediation has become a popular alternative to litigation in the business and personal worlds. Many divorcing couples are utilizing mediation to resolve their issues during divorce, so they do not have to appear before a judge in family court. Mediation can make life easier for everyone involved in a divorce, including your children. Today, we ... Read more
Did I Get a Fair Shake With Spousal Support?

Did I Get a Fair Shake With Spousal Support?

One of the most contentious aspects of a divorce is spousal support. Who should pay spousal support? How much will be awarded? How long do I have to pay my former spouse? These are common questions for couples going through a divorce, especially by the spouse that winds up paying spousal support. Let’s explore how ... Read more
Ways Divorce Financial Planning Can Help You Avoid Costly Mistakes

Ways Divorce Financial Planning Can Help You Avoid Costly Mistakes

Admitting that your marriage is no longer working out is never easy. Even if you’ve known for quite some time that there’s something wrong, filing for divorce can still be a difficult pill to swallow. If you are seeking to initiate a divorce in New York, it’s crucial to plan financially to avoid costly mistakes. ... Read more
How the Stress of a Bad Marriage Can Impact Your Health

How the Stress of a Bad Marriage Can Impact Your Health

Not every marriage will last until death. The sad fact of the matter is that more than half of all marriages end in divorce today. It’s just a sign of the times. Couples are encountering more problems that they simply cannot solve or don’t seek help for in their marriage. Remaining in a bad marriage ... Read more
Five Reasons Why You Should Be Thankful for a Divorce

Five Reasons Why You Should Be Thankful for a Divorce

Whether you want to believe it or not, divorce can be empowering. Many people who file for divorce do so after taking a lot of time to get up enough courage to sign on the dotted line. For others, the ability to file for divorce can be very easy. There are plenty of reasons why ... Read more
Why You Should Avoid Dating During Divorce

Why You Should Avoid Dating During Divorce

It can be tempting to date while going through a divorce, but you need to avoid this pitfall at all costs. Many people date during divorce proceedings because it helps them relieve the stress and anxiety associated with their situation. You may desire a boost to your confidence by going on dates with someone interested ... Read more
What Is a “Person in Need of Supervision” and How Are These Cases Handled?

What Is a “Person in Need of Supervision” and How Are These Cases Handled?

Have you ever heard the term “Person in Need of Supervision” or PINS? In New York, the court system commonly labels children with this expression when they are still minors and require guidance. A person in this situation legally needs a designated legal guardian to protect them and provide direction. This article will illuminate some ... Read more
How to Tell Your Spouse That You Want a Divorce

How to Tell Your Spouse That You Want a Divorce

One of the most frustrating decisions you might have to make in life is to end your marriage. Whether you’ve been with your spouse since high school or you met them later in life, ending a marriage is never easy. It is one of the most difficult discussions you will ever have with your partner. ... Read more
Gambling and Divorce: How a Gambling Addiction Can Affect Property Division in a Divorce

Gambling and Divorce: How a Gambling Addiction Can Affect Property Division in a Divorce

Seeking divorce is never an easy decision, but when financial misconduct is present, it may be a partner’s only option. When one spouse gambles away a family’s assets, divorce may seem like the only escape. Here is everything you need to know about gambling and divorce, and how a gambling addiction can affect property division. ... Read more
Not Happy with Your Divorce Lawyer? Three Simple Ways to Decide if It’s Time for a Change

Not Happy with Your Divorce Lawyer? Three Simple Ways to Decide if It’s Time for a Change

Your divorce attorney is more than the person who represents you in court. They are your advocate in every sense of the word – legally, of course, but also emotionally and mentally. You are changing your life in a monumental way, and your divorce attorney should be there to help in every way they can. ... Read more
Five Tips for Surviving a Divorce Deposition

Five Tips for Surviving a Divorce Deposition

There are few parts of the divorce process as difficult as a deposition. There are many reasons for this, from the often-arduous preparation involved to the direct nature of questioning. Regardless of why it is so difficult, the simple fact remains that your divorce will require a deposition. The experienced attorneys at Brian D. Perskin ... Read more
How to Be Grateful Even When You’re Divorcing

How to Be Grateful Even When You’re Divorcing

Being grateful while going through a divorce sounds like a tall order. How can anyone expect to be happy when their marriage, one of the pillars upon which they have built a life, is ending? After all, surviving divorce is difficult enough before gratitude enters the picture.  It may sound strange but being grateful while ... Read more
Simple Ways to Budget Your Money When Going Through a Divorce

Simple Ways to Budget Your Money When Going Through a Divorce

Money caused 21 percent of divorces in the United States, a 2017 study performed by MagnifyMoney indicates. Perhaps more shocking is that the more an individual in this study earned, the more likely they were to list money as the reason for their divorce. All of this is to say that financial concerns weigh heavy ... Read more
Preparing for Divorce: The Top Three Tips You Need to Know

Preparing for Divorce: The Top Three Tips You Need to Know

There are a few events in life that require the utmost preparedness. The college application process, changing jobs or careers, and getting married are three that spring easily to mind. Then there is divorce. It may seem counterintuitive to talk about preparing for divorce, but the stark fact is that divorce happens. There were upwards ... Read more
What You Need to Know About Your Divorce Decree Before You Sign It

What You Need to Know About Your Divorce Decree Before You Sign It

Despite having one of the lowest divorce rates in the country, New York is still home to many people ending their marriage. Whatever the reason – from infidelity to financial hardship to general unhappiness – you want to head into divorce with full knowledge of the process and all of your rights. That is where ... Read more
Why Family Law Courts Have No Jury

Why Family Law Courts Have No Jury

You may notice that when couples decide to end their marriage in New York, there are judges, but no juries. It is often taken for granted that this is the case, but why? Why do family law courts have no juries? Why Do Family Law Courts Have No Jury? There are currently only two states ... Read more