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There are numerous circumstances under which a spousal support award in New York can be modified. Unless the parties have included different terms in their separation agreement or the court has specified otherwise in its decision, permanent spousal maintenance terminates when: Either party dies The recipient of the spousal support remarries The recipient cohabitates with…

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Although you cannot control the frustrating behavior of your spouse and his or her family, you can control your behavior and how you dealing with them. During the divorce, here are some things to remember: Resist the urge to make negative comments about your spouse and spouse’s family on social media. If your spouse and/or…

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There are many issues that can be addressed by a prenuptial agreement, including the division of assets and the amount of maintenance (alimony) an ex-spouse receives after a divorce. Prenuptial agreements are especially common for high net-worth marriages. They are an important tool, since it is impossible to predict how a court will divide a…

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A good deal of literature addresses the short- and long-term impact of divorce on children. Given the vulnerability of children, the need for good research to guide us after divorce is important. But what about adults? Finding information about the effect of divorce on children, men and women is not difficult. Many books and websites…

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When considering property division during divorce, the first step is identifying the marital estate. A fundamental and often contested feature of property division is characterization of assets as either marital or separate property. Marital property, as discussed in an earlier blog, is jointly held property like homes or vacation residences, investment and pension accounts and…

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Americans are not shy about divorce. A recent study notes the United States has the highest divorce rate in the world. Among people over age 50, the divorce rate doubled between 1990 and 2009. What is fueling the upward trend in gray divorce? In April, researchers at Bowling Green State University released The Gray Divorce…

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Our firm concentrates its practice on divorce and family law — the business of helping clients move through domestic transition successfully. Part of our legal practice is recognizing and supporting the unique needs of our clients through well-crafted agreements — whether drafting a prenuptial agreement or a divorce agreement. A recent New York Times article…

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When a divorce is ongoing, especially when there is litigation involved, it is easy for parents to lose sight of what is important. In custody battles, often one of the most emotionally charged aspects of divorce, many parents forget to focus on what is in the best interest of the child and instead focus on…

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Creating a workable parenting plan is frequently a divisive aspect of any divorce proceeding. Few people are at their best during a divorce proceeding and the real best interests of children can be lost in the fray. Required by the State of New York, parenting plans are agreements that flesh out details of a custodial…

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Social media is everywhere. Pictures, messages and notifications are constantly being electronically communicated without a second thought. That is why understanding the effect of social media on the potential outcome of your divorce is important. Two years ago, the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers posted results of a survey noting 81 percent of members acknowledged…

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