Children handle their parents’ divorce differently at different ages. Although toddlers generally have a good awareness that something “different” is going on in the house, they may not have the language or cognitive processing skills to explain how they feel. Your infant may be trying to handle feelings that sometimes seem to be too big for their bodies. Read the rest »
A divorce is similar to a business transaction in many ways. During your marriage, you and your spouse have accumulated both assets and debts. Now that you are separating, splitting those assets and debts in an equitable fashion is a high priority. When you have significant assets to your name, making an equitable split can be more difficult. Read the rest »
A bill that has passed both the New York Assembly and Senate may change how spousal maintenance awards are calculated in New York. Currently, the bill is waiting for Governor Cuomo’s signature.
“Spousal maintenance,” also known as “alimony,” consists of money that one spouse pays to the other in order to help maintain the lower-earning spouse’s standard of living while he or she looks for work, attends school, or takes other steps to become self-supporting. Read the rest »
Divorce is a stressful time not only for you and your spouse, but also for your children. Children respond to divorce differently depending on their personalities and ages. But, at all ages, the fact that the child has no control over this major change in their life can be a significant source of stress or fear. Here are four ways you can help yourself and your children reduce stress in order to navigate the divorce more smoothly: Read the rest »
Divorce is never easy. Decisions must be made about everything in your life, from your family’s assets and debts to who takes care of the pets. While speaking to an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer is a must, it is also important to protect yourself and your family’s assets, especially in a high net worth situation. Read the rest »
When the parents of an infant divorce, they may assume that their baby doesn’t know what is happening. In some ways, this is true. A child under one year of age doesn’t understand what a divorce is, and babies who are only a few months old may show few outward changes in behavior as a result of the divorce. Read the rest »
The Supreme Court of New York County recently heard an unusual divorce case. In it, the plaintiff came to court not only to seek a divorce from the defendant, but also to prove that she had been married to him in the first place. The question the court was asked to consider: Can a New York couple be legally married even if they do not have a valid marriage license? Read the rest »
A divorce marks the beginning of your new life. Once paperwork is signed and your children are prepared to start their own school year, you may be thinking about going back to school yourself to complete a degree, earn a new credential, or simply to explore a topic that interests you. Read the rest »
Navigating the first post-divorce year is often the most difficult. Although you’ve worked out a parenting plan with your ex, having the plan on paper doesn’t always guarantee a smooth transition to action.
Sending Kids Back To School After Divorce
If you’re preparing to send the kids back to school for the first time under your new parenting plan, or you want to make this year’s transition smoother than last year’s, here are some ways to make the change easier: Read the rest »
If you and your spouse can no longer live together effectively, but are unsure whether you’re ready to file for divorce, creating a legal separation agreement may be right for you.
A separation agreement is a legal contract created between you and your spouse. In it, both parties agree to live separately and apart. The length of time you will maintain separate lives and what will happen at the end of that time period may also be specified in the agreement. Read the rest »
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