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In pursuing a divorce, you have choices with respect to the process that you use to reach a global resolution. There are four different process choices: (1) litigation; (2) negotiations without judicial intervention; (3) mediation; and (4) Collaborative Law. If you and your spouse cannot agree on a custody arrangement through negotiations, mediation, or in…

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While every couple is different, and therefore every divorce is different, there are a few constants in every proceeding. Once you have retained an attorney and decided to commence a divorce proceeding, your lawyer will file and serve a summons for divorce upon your spouse (or the attorney). At that point, there are certain actions…

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A recent study out of Denmark found that divorce can negatively affect people’s physical and mental health, especially when the divorce was high-conflict. The researchers concluded that “providing assistance to divorcees who experience higher levels of divorce conflict immediately following divorce, [could] reduce potential long-term negative health effects of divorce.” The opposite premise – that…

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Whether you have lost your job during the pandemic or your personal financial circumstances have changed, you may be wondering if you are able to modify your child support or spousal support obligations. In New York spousal support obligations may be modified upon a showing of a substantial change in circumstances. Child support obligations may…

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Firm partner Jacqueline Newman recently appeared on FOX 10’s Arizona Morning for National Divorce Day, talking divorce trends for 2021 and how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting couples nationwide. Ms. Newman offered tips and advice for anyone thinking about divorce during these chaotic and confusing times. Attorney Newman mentioned five specific divorce trends to…

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After announcing their decision to divorce this past July, actors Jennifer Grey and Clark Gregg’s divorce settlement recently became public – and notable. Grey, who famously played Baby in the iconic 1987 film Dirty Dancing, will retain 100 percent of her earnings and residuals from the movie, including those from its sequel, Dirty Dancing 2:…

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