How Do You Know if Divorce Mediation is Right For You?

The process of getting divorced is never a pleasant one, but there are some ways to make it less stressful, or at least less legally intensive. For many people, one effective way of doing this is by going through divorce mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution that avoids many of the difficulties of the divorce process. But how should you know if divorce mediation is right for you? Continue reading “How Do You Know if Divorce Mediation is Right For You?”

Five Things You Should Know About Equitable Distribution

In any divorce, the distribution of marital property is almost inevitably a source of major conflict. That said, many people go into a divorce without understanding the process of equitable distribution, which is how marital property gets divided by the courts. Here are five things you should know about equitable distribution if you are getting a divorce, or planning on getting a divorce: Continue reading “Five Things You Should Know About Equitable Distribution”

How a Order of Protection Can Help You

Dealing with domestic violence is never easy. Even if you know you are in a dangerous situation, you may feel like you are not in a position to do anything about it, or you may be afraid that acting could result in you getting hurt. But if you or a loved one has been the victim of domestic violence, getting an order of protection might be a useful way to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from harm. Continue reading “How a Order of Protection Can Help You”

Divorce: Seven Common Issues that Can Come Up

Getting divorced is always a harrowing prospect. Even at the best of times, there are a number of personal and financial issues you will need to work out before you get through the divorce process. Before you get into a divorce, it can be best to understand what you are getting into. Here are seven common issues that come up in a divorce proceeding: Continue reading “Divorce: Seven Common Issues that Can Come Up”

Will a Divorce Affect My Last Will and Testament?

New York divorce lawyerAfter an individual executes a Last Will and Testament, there may be changes in their life that could affect the way their assets are distributed under their last will and testament. One of the more common changes that may affect a Will is a divorce. A divorce can be an overwhelming experience, and often times, people do not think about the important estate planning implications that a divorce may have. Continue reading “Will a Divorce Affect My Last Will and Testament?”

Tax Filing Considerations for Divorced Couples

As April 15 quickly approaches, more people are seeking to file their taxes each day. However, for couples who have recently divorced, filing taxes may present unique challenges. Many find themselves asking similar questions regarding how each individual will file their taxes during and after divorce proceedings, which spouse can claim the child or children as dependents, and whether or not alimony and child support are tax-deductible. Continue reading “Tax Filing Considerations for Divorced Couples”

Student Loan Debt and Divorce

student-loan01-lgWhen assets must be divided a divorce can become messy. Many forget that not only are assets being divided but debts are often split as well. With the growing number of individuals accruing student loan debt it may be helpful in understanding who bears the responsibility of paying it back. Continue reading “Student Loan Debt and Divorce”

When to Challenge a Prenup

A prenuptial (or premarital) agreement is a legally binding contract that a couple will establish prior to marrying and comes into effect once they tie the knot. Prenuptial agreements can specify how present and future financial assets, investments, property and money will be divided, should the pair divorce. Under certain circumstances, the specifications of the prenuptial agreement may be adjusted and, in some instances, the entire prenuptial agreement can be deemed invalid. Continue reading “When to Challenge a Prenup”

Divorce Mediation

Many people going through a divorce choose the sensible and amicable path of Divorce Mediation rather than expensive and acrimonious litigation. Mediation can save the parties many thousands of dollars, as opposed to litigation, and can achieve superior results, because the parties are in control.
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For Better or For Worse: Divorce and Social Media

Social media networks and digital communication have altered 21st-century relationships. Designed as a means of bringing people together, more couples today are contributing to their breakups or divorces by posting nasty comments about each other on social media. Many couples are unaware of the consequences these posts have on divorce settlement negotiations as well. Continue reading “For Better or For Worse: Divorce and Social Media”