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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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Should I Follow My Divorce Lawyer's Advice

That is a big question and there is no perfect answer. However, there is a good answer. Hopefully you have selected an experienced divorce lawyer who knows the law, practices in the courthouse ...
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Working Productively With Your Divorce Attorney

Clients and attorneys are unique. They each have their own way of expressing themselves, interacting with friends, family and professionals. Some people are more open, some more doubting, some people ...
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Why You Need An Experienced Divorce Attorney

If you wouldn't due your own surgery you surely shouldn't try to do your own divorce. Hiring an attorney to guide you through one of life's most difficult moments makes sense but hiring an ...
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Preparing For Your 4-Way Divorce Settlement Conference

Some clients are looking forward to the 4-way divorce settlement conference while others can't stand the thought of being in the same room as their ex-to-be or the attorney of their soon to be ex. ...
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To Settle Or Not: That Is The Divorce Question

Any good matrimonial attorney will always encourage a client to settle their contested divorce case if the terms are great. Clients should also be encouraged to settle their case if the terms are ...
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Should I Move Out Of My House During My Divorce

Many men going through a contested divorce will ask me should they move out because they can't stand living in the same house. Usually my advice is that they should hang in there as long as there ...
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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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Active vs Passive Divorce Judges

As a busy divorce lawyer I practice in front of all of the matrimonial judges in my county. There are some judges that are known to be very accommodating to adjournment requests, there are some judges ...
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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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Is It A Good Deal FOR YOU

All too often when a case is close to settlement one side hesitates. This is normal and common. How the re-analysis is made can make the difference whether the settlement proposal works or fails. ...
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What Is The Interest Rate On Judgments

An unpaid judgment accrues interest at the rate of 9% in New York. This applies to unpaid child support and maintenance as well as equitable distribution awards. Recently, the ex-husband of a new ...
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I Was Served With A Divorce Summons What Should I Do

One of the most frightening things that can happen to a married person is to be served with a Divorce Summons. Nobody wants a stranger coming to their home and handing them legal papers. Reading the ...
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Paying Attention To Your Judge

I am always amazed how many clients will "listen" to what the judge is saying but not necessarily "hear" or "process" what the judge is telling them during a divorce ...
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Is Enhanced Earning Capacity Dead In New York Divorce Cases?

For many years NY was the only state left in the country that valued and equitably distributed in divorce cases enhanced earning capacity ("EEC"). In concept the idea was that if a spouse ...
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Why Delaying A Divorce May Not Be A Good Idea

If you know that your marriage is truly over, delaying obtaining a divorce may not be a good idea. Obviously, each person's situation is unique but there are some reasons why waiting to legally ...
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The Divorce Courts Can't Fix Everything

I recently read a Divorce Custody decision in which there was an overabundance of proof that the Mother had grossly and maliciously interfered with the children's affections for their Father. ...
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Are Celebrity Divorces Different

Every week the tabloids are filled with stories about which celebrities are getting divorced. Or perhaps there is a story about which celebrity is not being allowed to see the children or how much ...
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Who Keeps The Engagement Ring

In New York, if the marriage does not take place the person who gave the ring is entitled to have it returned. If the marriage has occurred then the ring is the property of the person who received it. ...
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What Are Your Post-Divorce Goals

You have decided to divorce or are in the middle of your divorce. Have you thought about your long term goals? Have you decided which issues are the most important to you? A true reflection on your ...
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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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Advantages & Disadvantages Of Jointly Owning The House After Divorce

If you are considering whether to remain joint owners of the marital home until your youngest child turns 18 and/or graduates from high school what are the benefits and risks of the decision? In some ...
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Are There Winners After Trial

Last week I had two major divorce cases scheduled for trial. Each one had different custody issues, different child support and maintenance questions, different clients, different assets and different ...
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