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Long Island Divorce: Should I Fight To Keep The House?

You may have an emotional connection with your home, however, deciding whether or not to keep it, requires a financial analysis of the pros and cons of keeping the home versus selling it. The first thing to consider when deciding to fight for the house is whether or not you can handle the financial obligation […]

New York Divorce Cost Saving Tips

If you are considering starting a divorce, or your spouse served you with divorce papers, you need to hire an attorney to represent you.  However, there are a few tips on how you can save money in the divorce process, they are: Make a List of Questions Before Seeing An Attorney. Before seeing a divorce […]

What Cats Can Teach You About Divorce

Yes, you read that right, cats can teach you something about divorce. As someone who has watched several cat videos, their behavior offers lessons for us humans on the divorce process. So, what can cats teach us: Cats don’t listen to other cats. Cats are not pack animals, they don’t blindly listen or follow what […]

You Have Been Served!!! What To Do Now?

If you have been served with divorce papers, here is what you need to do: 1. Don’t panic. Most likely, you know that your marriage has been failing. Although, you might be in shock that your spouse actually filed for divorce, there is no reason to panic. If you are going to handle your divorce, […]

What a Billionaire’s Divorce Can Teach You

You may not be a billionaire, but the laws apply equally to billionaires as it does for everyone else. Harry Macklowe and Linda Macklowe are billionaires, they are the owners or an impressive art collection that according to Mr. Macklowe’s expert, is worth $788 million dollars, but, according to Ms. Macklowe’s expert is worth $625 […]

Six Things A Woman Should Do in Preparation For A Divorce

If you are a woman who is thinking of getting a divorce, believes their spouse will be filing for a divorce soon, or have just been served divorce papers, here are six steps you should take: Open up your own bank account: You will need to have funds that only you have access to. You […]

What To Do If Your Soon-To-Be-Ex or Ex-Spouse Slanders You On Social Media?

Divorce can be an emotionally charged time, but venting about it on social media can get you in trouble and potentially lead you into court. During the divorce process and even after the divorce is over, your ex-spouse may post negative comments about you. The number one rule in these situations: Do not retaliate against […]

What Kinds Of Questions Will A Judge Ask At A Divorce Hearing?

At a divorce trial or hearing, a Judge typically does not ask many questions. In fact, a Judge doesn’t have to ask any questions. The attorneys are supposed to ask all the questions. However, there are times that a Judge may ask a clarifying question. For example, if you are asked what you do for […]

Do We Have To Split Our Child’s Medical Bills Or Does Child Support Cover That?

You are divorced (or have a child in common with the child’s parent), and you have a medical bill (due to a co-pay or a deductible). Does child support cover that? Unreimbursed medical expenses are paid pro-rata and are separate and apart from child support payments. This means that the person paying for child support […]

What the Jon and Kate Gosselin Custody Battle Teaches Us

It has been reported that Jon Gosselin and Kate Gosselin are still locked in a custody battle, which has been going on for over 10 years. The Gosselins were in the hit TLC series, “Jon & Kate Plus 8”, which was about their life with two twins (now 18 years old) and their sextuplets (now […]