Category Archives: Settlement Agreements

New York Pre-Nup: How To Get It Wrong

  Not only are we in the midst of the Spring and Summer wedding season, but we are also in prenuptial season. Prospective brides and grooms are accessing their financial futures, taking stock of their pre-marital assets and the debts and taking stock of their individual and joint economic futures. They are also looking for…
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Seven Ways a Spouse Can Conceal Assets in a New York Divorce

Sadly, divorce often involves lies and deception. Although the parties in a New York divorce action are obligated to make full and complete disclosures of their assets and liabilities, it is not uncommon for one spouse to attempt to hide marital property. By hiding assets, one of the parties may attempt to keep those assets…
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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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What Role Does a Parent’s Income Play in Custody Decisions?

Money can’t buy you love. Money alone also can’t buy you custody of your child during a divorce. For many divorcing parents, there is a significant difference between their respective incomes; one parent may, in fact, have no income at all. While income certainly plays a role in determining child support obligations, what impact does…
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Paying for U: Who, if Anyone, Has to Cover College Costs Post- Divorce?

High school seniors in New York, New Jersey, and across the country soon will be anxiously waiting by their mailboxes (or refreshing their email in-boxes) in hopes of getting notified that they have been accepted into their dream college. Of course, parents will be hanging on this decision as well, since they will have to…
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