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Don’t Change Your Marital Status without Updating Key Documents

By the time a divorce is final, the last thing many people want to do is to tinker with bookkeeping matters. Updating names, addresses, and beneficiaries is tedious. It is sometimes seen as unimportant; however, nothing could be further from the truth. Whether or not you are the person who initiated the divorce, it is…
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Can I Keep the House after My New York Divorce? Should I?

When a couple is divorcing, disposition of the marital home can be one of the biggest issues of contention. The house is often the parties' most valuable asset, but the home mortgage may be the couple’s largest liability. Issues arise when one of the parties wants to keep the house. In the best case scenario…
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High-Profile Divorce Illustrates Importance of Filing Location

Have you ever wondered what happens when the parties to a divorce have residences in different countries?  The luxury of being residents of the world and owning multiple homes in different jurisdictions presents a litany of unique complications when the parties divorce. A good example of this is the recent divorce between Maurice Alain Amon…
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How Marital Property is Valued in a NY Divorce

People contemplating divorce are often worried about how their property will be divided. This concern may be heightened in certain circumstances, such as when children are involved or when one of the parties does not work outside the home. In New York, property is first identified, then classified as either marital or separate property. Then,…
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Can You Get a Divorce If You Cannot Find Your Spouse?

It takes two to tango, and it takes two to get married, but does it take two to get a divorce? Sometimes, after the marriage breaks down, one spouse, moves out of the house and disappears such that they cannot be found in order to be served. When one spouse cannot be found, can the…
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What to Do If You Are Accused of Domestic Violence During Your Divorce

Domestic violence is unacceptable and a serious crime. Period. But falsely accusing your spouse of domestic violence or child abuse during a New York divorce is also unacceptable,  A false accusation can cause serious problems for the accused and the accuser. Sadly, the anger or gamesmanship that can arise during divorce or child custody proceedings…
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Four Ways Not to Act in Divorce Court: How To Lose Your Case

The law may be on your side. The facts may be on your side. You may have the best divorce attorney in the state of New York handling your case. But all of those positive factors can be undermined if you act foolishly in court. Divorce brings out deep emotions, many of which are negative…
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What is a Child Custody Evaluation in a New York Divorce?

In making child custody determinations in a New York divorce, a judge will base his or her decisions on what is in the best interests of the child. But as highly trained in the law as the judge may be, evaluating what will be best for a particular child often requires the assistance of psychologists,…
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