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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Uncontested Divorce

Getting a divorce is never easy, especially when children are involved and assets must be divided. Oftentimes, these divorces can be complex and contentious. A divorce may be either contested or uncontested. A contested divorce is where one spouse does not agree to pursue a divorce whereas an uncontested divorce is when both parties agree. […]

What is Bigamy?

Bigamy is the act, or intention, of entering into separate marriages with persons that have a living spouse, or entering, or intending, to enter into a marriage when you have a living spouse. The act of bigamy is a class E nonviolent felony and will result in no jail time, but you may […]

What Is Emancipation?

Emancipation is a way in which a minor can be legally recognized as an independent adult. Many refer to emancipation as a “divorce from parents.” Emancipation essentially gives minors the legal right to take full responsibility for their own welfare and decisions. A minor who is looking to become emancipated will face several […]

Social Media During a Divorce

Today, social media has become a part of everyday life, from posting a picture on Facebook to Tweeting about a child’s accomplishment. However, social media not only affects individuals and families on a daily basis, but it can affect your divorce case, so it’s advised that you close out your social media accounts during divorce […]

A Forensic Accountant May Be Helpful in Obtaining the Proper Valuation of Assets in a Divorce

Many individuals going through a divorce often experience issues when it comes to the division of financial assets. During a divorce, marital property such as assets and debts are divided between the two parties. While an attorney can assist in negotiating the division of assets, a forensic accountant may be instrumental in assisting in complicated […]

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