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Wasteful Dissipation of Assets in Divorce

Divorce is rarely an enjoyable experience. That said, even if a couple has reached a point where they despise one another on a truly nuclear level, it’s usually not the case that one spouse is actively trying to destroy the other for pleasure. Still, couples do find creative ways to express their hurt and sense…

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Family Law on Screen: The Affair, Season 2

Those watching Showtime’s drama series The Affair (and if you aren’t, you should be, it is excellent) have been treated to quite a bit of New York family law over the last two seasons. While HBO’s Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, has gotten the lion’s share of press coverage regarding on-screen depictions of matrimonial discord,…

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Should I Get a Prenuptial Agreement?

Engaged couples should think about getting a prenuptial agreement (“prenup”) if: Either partner owns their own assets; One or both partners owns a business; There is an earning disparity between the partners; or They wish to reduce uncertainty and risk in the future In New York, and particularly in NYC and the surrounding metropolitan area,…

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How the Rise of Social Media has Affected Divorce Proceedings

Social media networks and digital communication have undoubtedly, and perhaps irrevocably, altered 21st century relationships. Couples that have found love through social media (and there are many) can become, years later, the same couples who broadcast every aspect of their breakup on, you guessed it, social media. Spouses who take to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and…

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