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Your children and divorce: Shielding your kids from negativity

Divorce is often hardest on the youngest members of the family, and for this reason, many New York parents do whatever they can to shield their children from negativity and upheaval. By providing a stable environment for the kids in the midst of such a difficult process, parents can protect the emotional and mental well-being of their kids during this time of transition.

How many of your hard-earned dollars will you lose in divorce?

If you are in a high net worth marriage that is about to end, you might be concerned about the complex property division process that will likely make an uncontested divorce impossible. Your post-divorce financial situation may largely depend on whether you have a prenuptial agreement in place. Some high-profile celebrities have suffered significant financial losses due to the lack of such agreements.

Avoiding divorce trouble during the holidays

As millions of other parents in New York and across the nation are currently doing, you may be getting your 2016 holiday celebrations underway. If you also happen to be in the process of ending your marriage, the last thing you need is for divorce issues to ruin your holidays. You're likely already a little nervous about starting new traditions and adjusting to a new lifestyle.

Should you seek a modification to your divorce order?

Life continues to change, even long after a divorce is final. Over time, it is possible that a custody or financial support order is no longer viable for your current situation. When these circumstances arise, you may seek a legal remedy to these concerns, including the possibility for a modification.

Why everyone should have a prenuptial agreement

While the concept of a prenuptial agreement may not prove particularly romantic, the legal document is becoming increasingly common in American society, and with good reason. You may think of a prenuptial agreement as something only relevant for those with particularly high incomes, but there is a myriad of other reasons having a "prenup" in place is a good idea.

Warning signs that a spouse is hiding property

If you suspect your marriage is circling the drain, you may have concerns about how your property will be divided if you decide to divorce. You may also have suspicions that your spouse may be trying to set aside funds or property to have on hand in the event of a split, and those suspicions may be spot-on.

Divorcing a spouse with a narcissistic personality?

Divorce can be tough, but usually there is a good reason why you want to end your marriage. For example, if your spouse is a bit narcissistic. Living with a self-involved spouse isn't easy, and walking away might be the best decision for everyone involved.

What You Need to Know About the Changes to New York's Alimony Laws

Divorces in New York have gotten a lot more costly for those receiving alimony. Recent changes in the allocation of spousal support went into effect earlier this year (2016), causing many to rush and file for divorce. Those who failed to meet the deadline now realize just how much doing so has cost them. In fact, depending on earnings, some are receiving over $100,000 less per year than they expected.

Should I get a divorce without a lawyer?

In 2013, the American Bar Association reviewed a number of studies involving people going to court without legal counsel. Based on these studies, the American Bar Association concluded that anywhere from 60 to 90 percent of all family law cases have at least one party without legal representation. More and more married couples are choosing to divorce without the help of a lawyer. If you're thinking about doing the same, here is some information about the many benefits of legal counsel for family law cases.

5 reasons to consider a prenuptial agreement

Regardless of income level, all couples who are marrying should strongly consider getting a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements protect each spouse's financial and property rights in case of divorce. The following are five reasons to consider getting a prenuptial agreement

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