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
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
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
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
An overview of types of child custody arrangement in New York…more
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
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
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
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
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
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
The college application process can be an extremely stressful experience in a young person's life; adding to the child’s stress about deciding where to apply and which school to attend is the child's awareness that his or her…more
Be careful what you wish for, you may get it.” This adage is particularly true when one spouse seeks the marital home during a divorce. While the marital home may be the single most valuable asset of the marriage, it is also…more
With a divorce rate hovering around fifty percent, society has long sought way to end the scourge of divorce. Legislators in Mexico may have come up with a possible solution, “temporary marriages licenses.”
As reported in…more
In No Fault Nuttiness: Why Modern Divorce is Lunacy, Beverly Willett wrote a scathing criticism of no-fault divorce. Central to Ms. Willett criticism is her misplaced belief that divorce is about “innocence” “wrongdoers” and…more
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