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In a Divorce, Should You File Your Taxes Jointly?

If you are in the middle of a divorce and it is not finalized by December 31st, then you can still file a joint tax return. You are still considered “married” by the IRS if your Judgment of Divorce is not signed by December 31st. So, in some situations, all your divorce papers could be […]

Child Support Arrears Can Lead to a Driver’s License Suspension

If you are in arrears in your child support payments, then you may face having your driver’s license suspended. In fact, if you are in arrears in your child support payments, then several other types of licenses can be suspended including: Business licenses Contractor licenses Professional licenses (doctor, lawyer, accountant) Occupational licenses Boating licenses Hunting […]

Working Dads and Divorce

If you are a working dad and facing a divorce, here is what you need to know to protect your rights. Keep working. If you quit your job, the court will not reduce your child support obligation. Furthermore, you will need the income. Open a new bank account. You will need access to your own […]

How Does a Divorce Effect Social Security Benefits?

Social Security benefits are available to most American workers. For married couples, even if only one spouse is eligible for Social Security benefits, the other spouse may also receive benefits based on the marriage. When couple’s divorce, in order to collect Social Security benefits from your former spouse, you need to meet the following requirements: […]

Stay at Home Moms and Divorce

If you are a Stay At Home Mom and thinking of getting a divorce, or have been served with divorce papers, you need to know what your rights are. You need to know that the courts will recognize your contribution as the caregiver for the children. As a stay at home mom, while the divorce […]

Do I Have To Force My Child To Visit The Non-Custodial Parent?

Legally, the answer may be “yes”. If there is a Court Order requiring “visitation” or “parenting time”, then, you are required to follow the Court’s Order. However, a parent with a young child versus a parent with a teenager are two very different scenarios. In virtually all situations, a young child will be required to […]

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, […]