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Mitigate Certain Risks When You Have a High Conflict Spouse

If you are involved in a contentious divorce, here are some tips to make the divorce process a bit easier.

Focus on the Next Chapter

Try not to dwell on the past. If you want to move forward in life, you must try to put any painful memories behind you, which may require you to speak with an experienced and licensed therapist. Try not to engage in arguments with a former spouse. If a situation arises, try to be the bigger person in the dispute. In addition, having an attorney present during any interaction with a former spouse may be beneficial to the parties. Continue reading Mitigate Certain Risks When You Have a High Conflict Spouse

Alleging Adultery as a Fault for a New York Divorce

The United States has a divorce rate of approximately 40 to 50 percent. A major factor that contributes to many divorces is adultery. Adultery occurs when one spouse engages in an extramarital affair or sexual activity with someone other than his or her spouse. In New York State, a judge may take into account any acts of adultery when determining maintenance, formerly known as alimony. Continue reading Alleging Adultery as a Fault for a New York Divorce

Don’t Snoop and Make Sure You’re Not Being Spied on During a Divorce!

Individuals involved in a contentious divorce may engage in snooping for a number of reasons. The most common reason people engage in snooping is to catch a spouse cheating in order to gather evidence of wrongdoing against the other spouse. Regardless of the reason, everyone is entitled to privacy. If you are in the process of getting a divorce or are in the middle of a child custody battle, please review the tips provided below. Continue reading Don’t Snoop and Make Sure You’re Not Being Spied on During a Divorce!

Court Approach to Name Change When One Parent Will Not Consent to Raising a Child as Transgender

Recently, courts are using the best interest of the child standard in custody cases where parents disagree about raising a child as transgender. In some instances, transgendered children are seeking the court’s assistance to ensure their right to change their identity without parental consent. This may include the ability to access hormone therapy, change his or her name, or get surgeries. Continue reading Court Approach to Name Change When One Parent Will Not Consent to Raising a Child as Transgender

Having a Summer Wedding? Start Negotiating Your Prenuptial Agreement Before the Big Day!

Spring is approaching and many people are in the process of planning their summer weddings. While this may be an exciting, romantic, and stressful period, it is important for you and your spouse to take some time out of your busy wedding planning schedule to discuss the possibility of having a prenuptial agreement. While this may seem like a cold and unromantic conversation to have, it is very important to determine whether it is in the best interest of both parties to have this agreement. Continue reading Having a Summer Wedding? Start Negotiating Your Prenuptial Agreement Before the Big Day!

Determining What To Do With A Home During A Divorce

Determining whether or not to sell a home during a divorce can be complicated. Oftentimes, one person may want to remain in the home while the other wishes to sell the home. If this is the case, there are many different options available such as one spouse buying the other spouse out, allowing one spouse to remain in the home for a set time period and then selling the home at a later date, or immediately selling the home after the divorce is finalized and splitting the proceed, among others.
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Domestic Violence and Divorce

Oftentimes, domestic violence is a common contributor to divorce. Domestic violence includes:

  • Physical abuse;
  • Sexual abuse;
  • Emotional abuse;
  • Stalking;
  • Threatening; and
  • Harassment.

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Having a Business Valued During a Divorce

Owning a business during a divorce may lead to some contentious issues, especially when one person seeks to hold a stake in the company while the other chooses to relinquish control of his or her stake. Ordinarily, a spouse that wants to maintain control over the company will seek to value the business at a low amount while the other spouse seeking to give up control may want to value the business very high. For this reason, it makes it very difficult for both parties to agree on the valuation.
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From the Proposal to the Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into prior to marriage and is designed to protect both parties. This agreement sets forth the way in which marital property will be divided in the event that the parties get divorced. It may also include the party’s financial obligations to one another, as well as any other requirements the parties wish to include. Continue reading From the Proposal to the Prenuptial Agreement

You Didn’t Pay Child Support, Can the Other Parent Refuse to Allow Visitation?

The court system views child support obligations and child custody orders as two distinct and separate issues. Child support is generally ordered to a non-custodial parent to help support the child’s custodial parent in order for the child to be able to receive necessary care. Whereas, child custody orders are typically not withheld from either parent, absent abuse, neglect, or drug use, as the court believes that each parent has a natural right to see and spend time with their own child. Therefore, just because the non-custodial parent has not paid child support does not mean that the custodial parent has a right to refuse the other parent’s visitation rights. Continue reading You Didn’t Pay Child Support, Can the Other Parent Refuse to Allow Visitation?

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