Tag : Equitable Distribution

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Should You Hire a Mediator for an Uncontested Divorce?

One of the biggest misconception is that when doing an uncontested divorce the parties only need one lawyer. The main driver for this belief is a desire to save money. Look, I get it, you think that the two of…

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The New Normal – Chapter Four

Sharon’s stomach was churning as they walked back from Betty’s house. David didn’t say a word as he pulled the twins along. Ryan sniffled once and that earned him a glare from his father, and a harsh, “Don’t be a…

0 Comments / 106 View / January 31, 2016

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The New Normal – Chapter Three

At 35 Greg Garson was satisfied with his life. His office was an expression of who he was and had he got there. On his desk was his wedding picture and a couple of dozen picture of Debbie and the…

0 Comments / 88 View / January 31, 2016

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The New Normal – Chapter One

Normally, Greg didn’t mind Mondays, but today was different. His mood didn’t improve when he finally got inside the building and up to the metal detectors. He’d been waiting outside this damned building for 15 minutes in the rain, and…

0 Comments / 176 View / January 23, 2016

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The New Normal —- A fictionalized account of divorce

INTRODUCTION The New Normal – a look at divorce from the inside. Every day, we get calls from people looking for advice on divorce and family law.  To the people we talk with, the entire experience is new and bewildering….

0 Comments / 107 View / January 23, 2016

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Professional Degrees and Licenses are no longer marital property

For all divorces filed on or after January 25, 2016, licenses, degrees, professional goodwill and other forms of enhanced earnings will no longer be considered marital property. This law does not effect divorces currently pending or divorces filed before January 25,…

0 Comments / 466 View / October 4, 2015

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New York Divorce Law Prenuptial Basics, Part I

New York divorce law loves agreements. An agreement means no trial, and the issues are resolved. In fact, so strong does the New York divorce law support agreements, that they are pretty impossible to break. There are three basic agreements…

0 Comments / 126 View / December 30, 2007

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Delay tactics and Equitable Distribution

One question I get asked quite frequently is: if my spouse plays games in the divorce, can the court punish he/her by giving me the house?   To put that question is legalese: can the court alter the equitable distribution…

0 Comments / 191 View / November 25, 2007

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OLD LAW:Professional Licenses

This post applies only to divorces filed before January 25, 2016. For all divorces filed on or before January 25, 2016, the law has changed. Licenses and degrees will no longer be considered part of the marital estate. This law…

0 Comments / 86 View / November 4, 2007