Tag Archives: New York

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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How are Retirement Benefits Divided in a New York Divorce?

You plan for your future and invest in your pension for your retirement. But, when your future no longer involves your spouse, what happens to those retirement benefits that were to be used for your mutual golden years? Quite simply, all retirement benefits earned during the marriage are divided pursuant to New York’s equitable distribution…
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No Takebacks: You Can’t Revoke Your Divorce in New York

People change their minds all the time. You have likely known (or been part of) a couple who have broken up only to get back together. But, if you get divorced in New York, and you and your former spouse have decided to reconcile, can you get your judgment of divorce vacated as if it…
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Your Social Media Posts Can Be Used Against You in Custody Decisions

As reported in the tabloids, Madonna is apparently involved in a nasty child custody dispute with her ex-husband, director Guy Ritchie. The Material Girl is involving the world in her dispute, posting details about it social media and seeking the attention of her estranged son as well as support from fans. I have written many…
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6 Key Elements of a New York Parenting Plan

When childless couples divorce, they have a luxury that divorcing parents don’t have: they don’t have to deal with each other ever again. But parents who wish to play meaningful roles in their children’s lives have to continue interacting on a regular basis. If you do not have a well-crafted parenting plan, these interactions can…
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Agreement Not to Use Frozen Embryos After Divorce Once Again Enforced

If you entered into an agreement with a former spouse as to what will happen after a divorce to any embryos conceived through in vitro fertilization, be prepared to abide by the contract’s terms. Much as New York’s highest court did almost two decades ago, a California judge recently denied a divorced woman’s request to…
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Make Sure You Know These 13 Things Before Meeting With a Divorce Attorney

A lot of introspection and self-reflection usually precedes the life-changing decision to seek a divorce. Our free guide to “Five Things You Must Do Before You Decide to Divorce” lays out the steps you should take and information you should have on hand as you begin the divorce process. You can download the guide here.…
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Providing for Grandparents in Visitation Arrangements

Over the hills and through the woods may be the poetic way to get to grandma’s house, but when one or both of a grandchild’s divorced parents don’t want their child to pay her a visit, is she out of luck? Not necessarily. The ripple effects of a divorce hit more than just parents and…
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