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Cheepo Divorce: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Like most things in life you receive what you pay for. I will not say that hiring the most expensive lawyer gives you the best divorce, nor will I say that hiring an inexpensive lawyer for a contested ...
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The Importance Of Your Statement Of Net Worth In Divorce

One of the most critical documents in your divorce is the Statement of Net Worth ("SNW"). Often overlooked by clients who leave items out, over or understate values and expenses and fail to ...
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How Should You Negotiate Finances In A Divorce

Should I demand a high amount of money or from the other point of view should I make a low offer? Most lawyers will do one or the other dependent upon which side they represent in a contested divorce. ...
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Hurricane Sandy House Case

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on Long Island in many communities. One family had already resolved their contested divorce case and had agreed to list their home for sale at $1,399,000 which was the ...
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Should I File For Divorce

Filing for a divorce is one of the biggest decisions a married person will make. Clearly, it is not something I can tell you to do or not to do. However, I can share with you the advantages and ...
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Does Going To Trial Help

I just finished a 10 day divorce trial which finally settled as the 11th day was about to begin. Both clients testified, the husband was cross-examined, the wife was about to be cross-examined and the ...
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Should You Move Out Of The House

In most divorces, I tend to advise clients not to move out of the house in the beginning or middle of their divorce case. Generally, there are more reasons to stay than to leave but one answer does ...
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Enforcing Non-Support Obligations After Divorce

Your divorce is final and your ex has to make payments to you for your share of the family business or has to sell the house or has to refinance and refuses to do so...now what? Often after a divorce ...
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My Wife Earns More Than I Do: What Rights Do I Have

Men often believe that they don't have the same rights as women during a divorce. While the law is suppose to be gender neutral, their still is bias even if it is not spoken. Do women have a leg ...
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Does Your Claim Pass The Smell Test?

Everyday divorce clients or their spouses and/or the other parent will make claims to their attorneys and judges that are very believable or perhaps total nonsense. Experienced lawyers and judges very ...
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Divorce Issues For Older Couples

When older couples divorce while the financial issues may be similar to younger couples they are also different. Yes, assets must still be divided and spousal support must be considered but there are ...
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How Much Is Our House Worth?

Most families going through a divorce have to decide if they are going to sell the house or whether one person will buyout the interest of the other. If the house will be sold the answer is easy: ...
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The Importance of the Statement of Net Worth In Matrimonial Cases

One of the most important documents in nearly every divorce or child support case is the Statement of Net Worth. This document, which is signed under oath, is the statement detailing all assets and ...
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What Can Happen If You Don't Comply With Discovery Demands In Your Divorce Case

Most, if not all, contested divorce cases where there are issues of how much money does a person have or earn will involve financial disclosure/discovery. Often there will be court orders or attorney ...
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Wife So Interfered With Husband's Career That She Received Lower Percentage

In a recent case, the judge found that although the parties had one of the most contentious divorce cases that the judge had ever presided over, nevertheless the wife could be held accountable for ...
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Special Concerns For Divorcing Senior Citizens

This year I have had several cases involving senior citizens who are divorcing. My oldest client just turned 88 and is in a second marriage of 26 years. His wife is 77 years old and has pre-dementia. ...
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Death During A Divorce Case: What Happens

When a divorce summons is filed and then served in NY, there are automatic orders that state that neither party may make changes to the beneficiaries of their estate or life insurance without consent ...
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Wasting Separate Property Can Still Cost You More Money

The husband who "wasted" nearly $4,200,000 of his $6,000,000 of separate property was told by an appeals court that it was a factor in granting his wife maintenance and equitable ...
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Why Do Settlements Fail or Succeed?

Every week I meet clients who are divorced who continue to have problems with their ex-spouse. The client tells me that their ex is violating the agreement. The complaints include failure to pay child ...
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Is My Settlement Good Enough?

Every divorce client wonders and asks me, "is this a fair deal", "am I paying too much" which is always followed by "am I getting enough". Of course the right answer is ...
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Husband Ordered To Pay Off Mortgage In The Middle Of The Divorce Case

The son of a Broadway theater owner whose family had supported him and paid his bills was ordered to pay off the multimillion dollar mortgage or obtain an extension or refinancing of the loan on the ...
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Are Results Predictable In A Divorce Case

Everybody wants to win, if you can't have a complete win people want to know how close can they come to winning. Let's face it, nobody wants to lose in life and least of all in a divorce case. ...
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My Spouse Is Hiding Assets, What Can I Do

Clients often tell me at their divorce consultation that their spouse has been hiding money, doesn't let them see bank statements, maintains a separate account or worse has been spending lots of ...
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Divorce Deposition Preparation

Panic sets in your lawyer has told you that there will be an EBT (Examination Before Trial) also known as a deposition and that you will be asked questions under oath. You wonder what will happen, can ...
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Financial Discovery Summarized In A Divorce Case

Financial Disclosure is a tool used to locate and identify both marital and separate property for possible distribution in a divorce resolution. If a spouse believes that the other person is hiding ...
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