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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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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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New Formula For Maintenance Has Begun

As of January 26, 2016 all New York divorce cases commenced after that date will be entitled to a maintenance calculation using the new formula. So if your case has just begun when you engage in ...
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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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Sweeping Divorce Maintenance Law Changes To Arrive in October

Governor Cuomo signed legislation that will change how temporary maintenance is calculated and will also for the first time provide a formula for the calculation of post-divorce maintenance. Key dates ...
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Ending Divorce Maintenance Due To Cohabitation

People get divorced and sometimes one person has to pay spousal support (maintenance) to the other spouse for a specified period of time in a specified amount so long as the recipient is unmarried. ...
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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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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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Do I Need A Lawyer If We Use A Divorce Mediator

Most clients even if they mediate their divorce will benefit from having their own private attorney review the proposed agreement and suggest modifications. The quality of divorce mediators is very ...
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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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What Happens When An Order To Show Cause Is Filed With The Court

Very often in divorce cases one spouse will file a request for temporary child support, spousal support, custody, exclusive use and occupancy of the house, exclusive use of a car, payment of house ...
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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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Seven Divorce New Year's Resolutions

If your divorce case was started in 2014 or earlier, below are goals and resolutions for 2015. Pick the ones that are relevant to your situation and do your best to achieve your wishes. 1. Finish your ...
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Myths About Divorce

Lets shatter some of the myths about divorce that I hear all the time: 1. My spouse knows someone who knows someone and therefore the judge will not be fair. Judges like being judges, it took them ...
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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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Why If Your Spouse Has An Inexperienced Attorney Can Cost You

My clients always hope that their spouse will hire a "lousy" attorney and that I will outfox them, out litigate them and triumph as good defeats evil. I prefer that the other attorney is ...
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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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