Tag : Equitable Distribution

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…

0 Comments / 287 View / July 24, 2016

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 / 681 View / October 4, 2015

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 / 160 View / December 30, 2007

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 / 225 View / November 25, 2007

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 / 97 View / November 4, 2007