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New York Divorce Blog

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  • 30-Mar-2020

    Are You Living in a Miserable Marriage? It's Time to GET OUT!

    You may have been living in an unhappy marriage and just not gotten the courage to do anything about it. It's easy to keep putting it off because you know it will be unpleasant. But now, due to the coronavirus pandemic, you are stuck at home 24/7 ...
  • 27-Mar-2020

    Can Mediation Help Your Domestic Partnership?

    As a divorce attorney and mediator for over 35 years I have helped thousands of couples in all kinds of relationships. You may be thinking, “What is a domestic partnership?” In New York, a domestic partnership is defined as a legal ...
  • 25-Mar-2020

    Mediation: A Superior Solution for Divorcing Spouses and their Families during the Coronavirus Pandemic!

    As a divorce attorney & psychologically-trained mediator I am juggling tons of emails and phone calls from clients divorcing and spouses thinking of divorcing during the coronavirus pandemic. These couples’ issues began way before the ...
  • 23-Mar-2020

    Do You Need Help Divorcing an Addict?

    Actor Ben Affleck recently said his divorce from actress Jennifer Garner was the biggest regret of his life. Unfortunately, his alcohol addiction contributed to the dissolution of their marriage. Spouses faced with addiction being a third party in ...
  • 19-Mar-2020

    8 Things to Include in Your Separation Agreement

    Are you and your spouse thinking of divorce? Are you familiar with a separation agreement? The first step in the process of divorce after the couple has negotiated their “deal” is the drafting of a separation agreement. This is a legal ...
  • 17-Mar-2020

    Are You Thinking of Divorcing During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

    I know that thinking about or getting a divorce, under the best of circumstances, is an overwhelming experience. Divorcing while dealing with the Coronavirus is the last thing you need. Unfortunately, anger, abuse, infidelity, neglect, and ...
  • 16-Mar-2020

    I Want a Divorce. Should I Move Out?

    The answer is, “No!” I tell clients never to leave their home (or hardly ever). Making this move can work against you when divorcing if not properly strategized. I often hear from clients that once divorce is in the air it is extremely ...
  • 11-Mar-2020

    You Don't Need an Attorney to Get a Divorce!

    It’s true! If you are unhappy in your marriage and you have tried everything, the clock is ticking and it’s time to harness the power to manage your own divorce with my groundbreaking psychologically-infused divorce mediation method that ...
  • 9-Mar-2020

    Do You Have a Right to a Family Business in Divorce?

    Divorce is no doubt an emotional nightmare, but it is also a financial and legal separation of a couple, and their family. When considering divorce, spouses have a lot to consider financially like budgets, assets, property and retirement accounts. ...
  • 4-Mar-2020

    Divorce Tips for a Stay-at-Home Spouse!

    Are you wondering how you are going to survive financially if divorce comes knocking at your door? I received a phone call over the weekend from a devastated spouse who said, “I can’t believe it, I have been married, I thought happily for ...
  • 2-Mar-2020

    Dads are Much More than just Child Support Payments!!

    When a married couple goes through a divorce, one of the most contested issues is often their children. As a psychologically-trained mediator and divorce attorney for more than thirty-five years, I’ve seen countless custody disputes. For many ...
  • 26-Feb-2020

    My Best 2020 Divorce Advice!

    Divorce is traditionally a painful and dreaded process, but it doesn’t have to be as awful as you expect! To help you with your 2020 divorce goals, I’m sharing my suggestions for protecting yourself, your family and your finances. As a ...
  • 24-Feb-2020

    Don't Sign That Prenuptial Agreement Until...

    You have a family law attorney review what you are signing. Often a couple, about to enter a marriage, will go to an attorney to have a prenuptial agreement drafted. A prenuptial agreement is not just for the rich and famous! A prenuptial agreement ...
  • 20-Feb-2020

    Are you sure Your Spouse is Paying the Taxes?

    It’s that time of year again. Dreaded tax time is coming up! Everyone is scrambling right now to get all their documents together to get them to their accountant. For those getting a divorce, taxes are the least of their worries, or so you ...
  • 18-Feb-2020

    5 Warning Signs - It's Time to Change Attorneys!

    Is your divorce attorney not returning your calls or emails? Do you meet with your attorney and feel they don’t really remember the details of your case? Is there poor communication or no communication? Are you not getting the attention from ...
  • 12-Feb-2020

    4 Valentine's Day - Healthy Marriage Tips!

    As you know Valentine’s Day is Friday! Yay!! Traditionally couples in the millions get engaged on this day. Being a divorce attorney and psychologically-trained mediator in the love and divorce business for over thirty-five years, sadly, I ...
  • 10-Feb-2020

    What to Do when your Spouse Wants a Divorce!

    It is not unusual for a spouse to hear with no warning from the other that they want a divorce. There can be a lot of factors influencing a partner to come to this decision; another woman or man, a midlife crisis, psychological issues and sometimes ...
  • 5-Feb-2020

    5 Things You Should Know About Child Support!

    1. What is Child Support: Child support is financial support provided by the noncustodial parent. It includes cash payments based on the parent's income and the needs of the child, health insurance, payments for child care, and payments for ...
  • 3-Feb-2020

    Tips to Avoid Divorce Disasters

    When people decide to divorce it is usually in the whirlwind of heightened emotion. People are not always thinking rationally in this mindset. I often caution clients not to be reactive when thinking about divorcing. I suggest they stop, think and ...
  • 29-Jan-2020

    Divorcing? Remember your Spouse is no longer your "Best Friend"

    Divorce is often a rude smack in the face. On your wedding day, if you are lucky, you married your best friend. But now with the wear and tear of life, you have grown apart, you are no longer “in love” and divorce is your new paradigm. As ...
  • 27-Jan-2020

    Did you know You May Not be Entitled to Spousal Support?

    Thinking of divorce? Are you worried about how you will survive financially? Not all spouses are entitled to support. Not everyone has to pay spousal support. Each circumstance is unique based on the details of your marriage. So if you are trying to ...
  • 22-Jan-2020

    Is Your Spouse Spying on You?

    Do you ever feel like you are being watched? Well, maybe you are. I have had clients share with me their suspicions, and no they weren’t paranoid, they were correct. Even though you trust your spouse, do you know if they trust you? I had a ...
  • 20-Jan-2020

    3 Tips to Settle a Child Custody Dispute

    As a seasoned family law attorney, mediator, and psychologically-trained medical professional, I regularly counsel mothers and fathers going through divorce who are considering a custody action. Often these concerned parents have a fair amount of ...
  • 15-Jan-2020

    What is Equitable Distribution?

    Upon divorce, marital property in New York State is supposed to be divided equitably. It is not an "equal" or automatic 50-50 distribution between spouses, as it is in community property states like California. Marital property is property ...
  • 13-Jan-2020

    10 Signs You are in a Verbally Abusive Relationship!

    Many people who come to me for a consultation have no idea that they are in a verbally abusive relationship. They know that something is wrong, but they can't put their finger on it. As a psychologically-trained divorce attorney I can identify ...
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