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Taking the High Road in a Divorce

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 […]

The Trend Toward Divorce Over 50

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 […]

Overexposed: Social Media Mistakes During Divorce

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 […]

Same-Sex Marriage in New York: Times Are Changing

On June 24, 2011, same-sex marriage was legalized in New York — a development long sought by supporters and gay-rights organizations in our state. The action sparked controversy, kicked off a wave of weddings and brought business to the state and its coffers. After Election Day 2012, same-sex marriage is now legal in nine states […]

Navigating Late-Life Divorce

Earlier blogs have discussed the growing trend of couples deciding to divorce at midlife or older. Issues relative to stage of life attend any divorce. For example, younger couples have less pressing concerns about rebuilding wealth after divorce. But what steps can you take to protect yourself when you are moving toward retirement at the […]

Your Divorce is Final. Now What?

Some divorces drag on for months or years. However, even the most contentious of splits reaches a conclusion. When you and your ex are finished with all the details and your divorce is final, you may find yourself reeling emotionally, filled with regret and sadness. Even an uncontested divorce can leave you in a depressed […]

Be Wise and Hire a Local Attorney for Your New York Divorce

Divorce is often a stressful event and emotions often run high. During this difficult time, you may need a buffer between you and your spouse. An experienced lawyer can help you to put emotions aside and make the best choices for yourself and your family while aggressively protecting your rights. State law governs divorce, and […]

Can I Collect Social Security Benefits After My Divorce?

When couples remain married for a number of years and then divorce, one of the issues they should be aware of is the effect of the divorce on any benefits they may receive in the future. One such benefit is any payment provided under the Social Security program. Later in life, this program provides many […]

Postmarital or Postnuptial Agreements

Most people are familiar with the idea of a prenuptial agreement, which lays out terms that parties agree to abide by in the event of a divorce or death. This type of agreement is entered into before marriage and is often an attempt to clearly lay out issues, such as distributions of property and amounts […]

Purposes of Paternity Cases and How They Work

There are a number of reasons why people pursue paternity cases, such as: A man suspects he is the child’s father and wants the legal right to help the child A man does not believe he is the biological father and wants to avoid child support A mother wants to seek child support from the […]

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