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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…

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Common Law Marriages in New York State

Popular culture perpetuates the myth of common law marriage, usually by setting forth the dictum that if a couple stays together for a period of time such as seven years, they convert their relationship into one that has all the rights of a legally performed and recognized marriage. The reality is that common law marriages…

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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…

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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…

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Approaching Your Fiancé (or Fiancée) about a Prenuptial Agreement

Suggesting a prenuptial agreement is often awkward and you do not want to harm your relationship or offend your fiancé (or fiancée).  However, broaching the subject is important because a prenuptial agreement can protect assets, income, and provisions for children from a previous marriage. Some tips for approaching the subject Here are some points to…

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