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Some Motivational Quotes for Your Divorce

Going through a divorce may one of the hardest experiences you may have. There are many things you can do to help you get through a divorce. One of them is motivational quotes. Here are a few of my favorite motivational quotes, I hope they help you. “Even the darkest night will end and the […]

I’m Getting Divorced: Should I Keep The House Or Sell It?

For many married couples their greatest asset is the house they own. In a divorce, you may have the option to “buy-out” your spouse and therefore keep the house, or you can sell the house. In order to evaluate whether you should keep the house (that is buy-out your spouse) or sell it, here are […]

Going To Court: What You Should Wear

If you ever watch an old movie, you will see that anyone who went to court was dressed in a suit. Although, I’m not too sure how true that was in the so-called old days, I can tell you from experience, that what people wear to court today is vastly different. I’ve seen people go […]

What Is A QDRO Or A DRO?

If you or your spouse has a pension, retirement plan, an IRA, 401(k), annuity, or any other type of retirement benefit, then you probably will need a QDRO or DRO to divide the retirement benefits. A QDRO is short for “Qualified Domestic Relations Order” and a DRO is short for “Domestic Relations Order”. A QDRO […]

Are Character Witnesses Helpful In A Divorce?

Many of my clients will ask me if it helps to have a character witness in their divorce case. Here is some information that will help answer that question. A character witness is a person who attests to another’s moral character, conduct and reputation in a court of law. Typically, character witnesses are used in […]

What is a Cohabitation Agreement?

A cohabitation agreement can be used when a couple is not married, but live together, and wants to protect their rights and assets in case of a break-up. It is similar to a prenuptial agreement, yet it does not require that the couple get married. Although, New York does not recognize “palimony” or common law […]

How Divorce Affects Your Children’s College Education

If you are getting divorced or already divorced, your children may be going to college or will be going to college in their lifetimes. Here is what you need to know about how divorce affects your children’s college education. Who picks which college the child goes to? Typically, the child will choose which college he/she […]

What You Can Do if Your Ex-Spouse Take Your Child Out of The Country (Without Your Consent?)

Although, it rarely happens, there are instances where an ex-spouse will improperly and without your permission, take your child out of the country. Here is what you can do. In order to leave the United States, each United States citizen will need a passport. For children under 18 years of age, there are special laws […]

Divorce And Start Of School Year

Perhaps you just got divorced, or you have been divorced for a few years, but, your children are about to start school for the first time or enter a new school for the first time. Here are some tips to help you and your children with the transition. Contact the School and the Principal: Before […]

Protecting Your Finances and Identity in a Divorce

You already know that you need to protect yourself from identity theft. This advice is doubly important when you are getting divorced, as unfortunately, too many times a revengeful or unscrupulous spouse will take advantage of you and either commit identity theft or financial fraud on your accounts. All too often, when one spouse learns […]