Daniel Clement – Law Offices of Daniel E. Clement

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New York, New York 10018, United States

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What Should I expect From My Initial Meeting With a Divorce Lawyer?

If you are coming to see me or any other divorce attorney, you are looking to change something in you marital relationship. When we first meet, I know nothing about you or your situation. You know the facts, the figures, the…more
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Proof That Bad Conduct Hurts You in Your New York Divorce

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you,” particularly if you are getting divorced in New York. While that seems like common sense, some parties resort to a scorched earth strategy to divorce; they want all the marital property…more
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Will Attorneys' Fees Be Granted If I Do Not Settle My New York Divorce?

If you engage in obstructionist or obstreperous conduct during a divorce in New York, you will be responsible for your spouse’s attorneys’ fees. But what if you only delay the proceedings? In a recent case, a husband was…more
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Does Being the Bread Winner Trump Being Handy: Do Non-Economic Contributions Matter For Equitable Distribution in New York?

In New York, martial property is equitably distributed. Equitable distribution is premised on the notion is a partnership. So, how is property be distributed when only one of spouses is the wage earner? Do non-monetary…more
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The Marital Home During Divorce: Do I Stay or Do I Go?

The Clash asked the musical question: “Should I stay or should I go?" In the divorce context, the question often is, “Should I move from the marital residence or do I tough it out and stay?” In his article "Should You…more
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DOMA Unconstitutional: Federal Government to Recognize New York Same Sex Marriage

The United States Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman only. While some states, like New York, permit same sex marriage, the…more
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Pre-Nups: You only Get One Chance To Sign in New York

Details matter! In New York, if a prenuptial agreement is not properly signed and acknowledged, it will not be enforced. Unfortunately, you generally do not learn that your pre-nuptial agreement is not enforceable until…more
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Who Pays Child Support in New York: Who is the Non-Custodial Parent?

Time is money, at least when figuring out which parent is responsible for paying child support in New York. As a result, a wealthy parent, who has custody of the children a majority of the time, does not have to pay child…more
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Types of Child Custody in New York

An overview of types of child custody arrangement in New York…more
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Why Did Katie Holmes File for Divorce in New York City?

Where you filed for divorce, may impact on your legal rights. For many, there is no choice. But, when the couple has split and one party is living in New York and the other is living in another state, the decision as to where…more
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What Happens to a Rental Apartment When a Couple Divorces?

For many New Yorkers, one of the issues they first consider when contemplating a divorce is what will happen to my rental apartment when we divorce? The issue is particularly acute when the apartment is a rare New York City…more
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Why You Should Retain an Attorney in Your Divorce?

There is no requirement that a party in a divorce hire a lawyer. The internet, my website, included, is full of legal information and forms. So, armed with plethora of online information, more and more people are attempting…more
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How To Waive the Attorney Client Privilege By Email

fter I had been emailing a client at the email address she had given me, I noticed something odd in my email program - my client’s husband’s name appeared as the sender of the emails she was sending me. When I questioned the…more
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What is the Purpose of a Preliminary Conference in a New York Divorce

The first court appearance in most litigated divorces in New York is the Preliminary Conference. In other states, this initial appearance is called a case management conference. The preliminary conference serves several…more
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6 Tips About What to Wear to Appear in Court For Your Divorce

Just before the first court appearance in every divorce case, I am asked the same question, “How do I dress for to appear in court for my divorce?” My answer- dress appropriately. While you, a non-celebrity party in a divorce…more
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