Category Archives: Marriage

What Is an Annulment and How Do I Annul My Marriage in New York?

An annulment is a remedy to declare null and void a marriage not legal to begin with. In New York, annulment is available when: One spouse was legally married to someone else at the time (sometimes called bigamy) One of the spouses was under the age of consent (18) The couple is too closely related…
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Will Dating During My Divorce Hurt My Case?

A divorce is a way of closing one chapter of your life and starting a new one. But if you start moving forward with that next chapter by dating while your divorce is still pending, will you have the book thrown at you? It is hardly uncommon for separated couples to begin dating and embark…
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Snooping or Spying on Your Spouse Can Get You in Trouble

While extramarital affairs and other conduct that can lead to a divorce happen IRL (“in real life,” in Internet parlance), the evidence that can confirm or prove such activities can be found in cyberspace or in our ubiquitous electronic devices. Information contained on cell phones, laptops, tablets, social media accounts, texts, and e-mail can be…
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What Happens When One Divorcing Spouse Doesn’t Have a Lawyer?

You’ve likely heard the old adage that he who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client. If your soon-to-be-former spouse decides to act like a fool and not retain a lawyer, what impact will that have on your divorce case? To be fair, it may be the case that your spouse’s…
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18 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

Odds are, you have been on at least one job interview in your life. The folks looking to hire you for an important positon no doubt asked you about your background and qualifications in order to determine whether you would be the best person for the job. When you are looking to hire a divorce…
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The Quintessential Guide To Divorce in New York

    A terrific new book "Onward & Upward - Guide For Getting Through New York Divorce & Family Law Issues" was just published. I co-authored this book. The book is a collaborative effort, with chapters written by lawyers and non-lawyers, all experts in their respective fields, covering myriad of family and matrimonial law topics,…
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