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Can One Attorney Draw Up an Effective Prenuptial Agreement for Both Parties?

Planning a marriage involves much more than just the process of arranging for the wedding. Your impending marriage forms a partnership that involves everything from buying a home to having children. While you may have difficulty imagining having to address any major issues independently, a prenuptial agreement definitely requires that both parties retain lawyers dedicated […]

Issues Encountered During High Net-Worth Divorces

Divorces for any couple have certain common elements that need to be addressed, including dividing the finances, custody or visitation of children (if any), and spousal support. However, couples who have accumulated wealth during marriage, or who entered into the marriage already wealthy face even more complicated issues unique to high net-worth divorces. Retaining an […]

5 Tips for Behaving in Divorce Court

When it comes to courtroom behavior during divorce proceedings, things that may seem superficial to you in comparison to the issues being debated could actually affect the outcome of your case. If your divorce case goes to court, please remember these five tips for proper courtroom etiquette: Dress as though you were going to a […]

The Risks of Going Through Divorce Without Legal Representation

Some couples are fortunate, in that although they have decided their marriage is over, they still consider themselves friends. Then one day while discussing how to handle the finances over a pile of bank and loan statements, one spouse looks at the other and says, “Hey, we don’t need to involve lawyers in this. Let’s […]

Joint Custody Can Be a Positive Experience for Children

Many parents worry that a joint physical custody arrangement will be too disruptive to a child’s life. Shuttling between homes, getting used to the rules and people in two different households and creating a social life around the location shift can be difficult. However, if you and your ex-spouse agree to cooperate and manage the […]

Children of Divorce

No one can claim that divorce is an easy experience that has no effect on children. However, the other extreme has been promoted for years, that divorce is devastating and has lifelong negative consequences. It turns out that this conventional thought may be just as extreme and inaccurate. Separating myth from reality In a recent […]

Just How Ironclad Is Your Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements are intended to protect a person from losing a disproportionate amount of wealth to a spouse in a divorce. They can also be used to provide other protection and make the divorce process proceed more smoothly when numerous assets are involved. Once seen as a symbol of distrust between engaged couples, prenuptial agreements […]

How Does Collaborative Divorce Work?

Collaborative law is often the best alternative for spouses who have chosen to end their marriage without acrimony on either side. If you and your future ex-spouse are ready, willing and able to face each other and talk through even the most difficult issues, such as child custody and division of marital assets, then this […]

Significant Changes to New York Alimony Laws Proposed

Divorce law, like other forms of law, does not remain stagnant. Over time, legislation is proposed that changes how divorce and its related issues —child support, visitation, asset division and such —should be handled. If you are considering a divorce, it is important that you and your attorney stay abreast of these changes. A change […]

What is Pendente Lite?

If you are going through a divorce, you may hear the term pendente lite used in relation to your case. Pendente lite (Latin for awaiting the litigation) applies to motions for court orders, which would remain in effect temporarily. The intended purpose is to maintain your and your children’s pre-divorce living situation and standard of […]

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