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In 2010, New York became the last state in the country to include irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship as a reason for divorce. This no-fault clause allows one member of the couple to swear to the breakdown of the relationship for a period of at least six months to initiate the divorce process. Prior…

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Financial disagreement is an issue present in almost all divorces. But what does it mean if one spouse makes a claim of marital waste? While you should contact a divorce lawyer to get a proper understanding of this topic, this post explains the basics of understanding what is meant by the term “marital waste.” Throughout…

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When you sit down with your attorney for the first time to discuss your divorce, preparing for the meeting is important. The initial consultation gives you a chance to tell your story, provide background on your marriage and get an important legal relationship off to a good start. Marriage is a legal contract and dissolving…

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Your marriage is over and your divorce is underway. Divorce can take a long time and you have been lonely a long time, too. You met someone or you would like to meet someone — is it okay to date during your divorce? This can be a complex question, perhaps not surprisingly! The best thing…

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We talked earlier about the advantages of prenuptial agreements and common mistakes to avoid when approaching your fiancé. Now we will look at the issues to consider in a prenuptial agreement. Most relationships begin with an air of magic, but when marriage is discussed, the realities of modern life necessarily intrude on otherwise romantic plans…

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Parental kidnapping is the most prevalent form of child abduction in the United States. Although many children are taken to another state, when a child is taken out of the country, the situation becomes more difficult because of jurisdictional, legal and linguistic complications. There are several things a parent can do to reduce the likelihood…

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Joint physical custody (a 50/50 access schedule) requires a high level of communication and logistical coordination between parents to be successful. Joint physical custody works better for children in low conflict divorces, where parents are able to cooperate. It may be for this reason that only about ten percent of children from divorced families are…

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Make sure your interests are protected. What happens if you want to overturn your divorce agreement? In New York, that’s a difficult thing to do. For example, in Simkin v. Blank, a couple entered into a settlement agreement that detailed the division of marital property and was incorporated into their final judgment of divorce. As…

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Everyone knows that going through a divorce, even a relatively low-conflict one, is extremely difficult and emotional. Parents involved in a divorce can easily feel overwhelmed by the situation they face. However, being mindful of children’s emotional needs is crucial to a parent’s ability to help them cope with the divorce. Psychology Today recently published…

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