Category Archives: Divorce

Tax Bill To Make Divorce More Expensive: Maintenance Not Tax Deductible

Hard to believe, divorce in New York may get even more expensive. The tax bill proposed in the House of Representatives, last week, seeks to eliminate the deduction for alimony payments. The new tax law attempts to eliminate what has been called a “divorce subsidy.” Under the existing law, the party paying alimony may deduct…
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“Anonymous v. Anonymous”- Filing A New York Divorce Secretly

  Huma Abedin filed a motion to have her New York divorce against Anthony Weiner calendared, docketed and heard secretly.  The request would allow their divorce to be listed on the New York County Supreme Court’s dockets as “Anonymous v. Anonymous”  This move would, in effect, shield the parties from the glare of the news…
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My Spouse Does Not Want a Divorce: What Should I Do?

It would be nice if all marriages lasted.  It would also be great if all divorces were uncontested and free of acrimony. Unfortunately, there is no “perfect” marriage and a smooth divorce is not always possible. Because New York has recognized no-fault divorce, the decision to divorce does not have to be mutual. It is…
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What is a Prenuptial Agreement? Do I Need One?

The Fundamentals of a New York Prenup Signing a prenup isn’t just for celebrity couples, serial spouses, and the wealthy. A well drafted New York prenuptial agreement can protect both the husband and wife, even if they are of limited means. A prenuptial agreement can not only make a divorce less acrimonious, but it can safeguard…
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Who Gets the Dog in a New York Divorce: New York Pet Custody

  Pet custody continues to be one of the hottest topics in divorce law.   Divorcing couples will go to war to fight for custody of their beloved dog or cat. Until recently there was no clear standard for pet custody cases; it was not clear whether New York divorce courts would treat dogs and cats…
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