What Not To Do During Divorce? Video

Hi. My name is David Badanes. If you are contemplating a divorce or is getting divorced, here are important things you should not do.

If you are thinking of getting divorced, there are many things you should not do to make sure that your rights are protected. Clearly, you should not be engaging in domestic violence no matter whether you are getting divorced or not. That is clearly something you should never do and it will certainly hurt you significantly if you are getting divorced.

You should also not try to hide assets. If you are trying to hide assets and it gets discovered, which will be discovered, then the court will believe that you are always trying to hide assets and you will be significantly impacted in that decision.

You should also always tell the truth to your attorney. No matter how bad the situation is. Your attorney will be able to deal with the truth. If you do not tell your attorney everything then they will not know how to handle the situation that will definitely come up either now or later or at trial. So you must tell your attorney everything and your attorney will be able to handle the situation.

How Social Media Can Affect Your Divorce Video

Straight talk with an experienced Long Island divorce attorney, David Badanes, Esq.

How social media can affect your divorce?

Nowadays, many people have Facebook and other social media sites. If you are getting divorced, you have to be very careful about what you post or who you like on Facebook or any other social media sites and any information you put on the computer.

I typically recommend my clients to actually take down their Facebook site and to erase whatever they have on any of these social media sites. If you need help doing this you can hire a computer expert.

Anything that may seem innocuous to you can be blown up by something that is not even true. If you are at a party or someone takes a picture of you all of a sudden you are an alcoholic because you are at a party. So I highly recommend not using Facebook or any of these social media sites and I really recommend that you take them down.

Can I Reduce My Payment of Spousal Maintenance Due to Unemployment? Video

Straight talk with David Badanes, Esq., an experienced divorce attorney on Long Island, New York.

Can I reduce my payment of spousal maintenance due to unemployment?

In New York State, if you are paying spousal maintenance and you lose your job or your income becomes less, you may ask yourself, “Can I pay less in spousal maintenance?” You have to seek the advice of an experienced Long Island divorce attorney.

It can be very difficult to pay less in spousal maintenance, however, it can be possible. You have to show your income becomes reduced or you lost your job, not because of your fault but because they are hiring fewer people or reducing their employment.

You also have to show that you are trying to get a new job and also trying to replace the income that you lost. That’s something that your attorney will show you how to prove.

Can I Reduce My Child Support Payment Due to Unemployment? Video

Thank you for joining me. My name is David Badanes. I concentrate in Matrimonial and Family Law, with offices in Northport and Garden City. Today, I am going to answer the following question: Can I reduce my child support payment due to unemployment?

If you have a child support order and you lose your job or your income gets reduced. You may ask, can your child support obligation be reduced? The answer is maybe. You have to prove two things. One, that you lose your job not due to your own fault but that the company was laying off you and maybe some other people not due to your own fault. Second hurdle, you have to show that you’re actively looking for employment and to replace the income you have.

So just because you lost your job or have reduced income does not automatically mean that your child support obligation will be reduced. You have to prove to the court that you should be paying less in child support.

You must see an experienced Long Island attorney if you lose your job and you’re paying child support and you want to pay less. You cannot just simply do it on your own and pay less child support because you lost your job or your income get reduced.

Can I Lose My Inheritance During Divorce? Video

Thank you for joining. My name is David Badanes and I concentrate in Matrimonial and Family Law with offices in Northport and Garden City. Today, I am going to answer the following Question: Can I lose my inheritance during divorce?

If you’re getting divorced and you’re expecting inheritance, in most situations your inheritance is protected and cannot be granted to your spouse. Your inheritance is yours, regardless whether you’re getting divorced or not.

So you should not be too concerned about that your inheritance is going to go to your spouse.

Can I Change My Current Divorce Attorney? Video

Thank you for joining me. My name is David Badanes. I concentrate in Matrimonial and Family Law with offices in Northport and Garden City.

Today, I am going to answer the following question: Can I change my current divorce attorney?

If you are unhappy with your current divorce attorney, you absolutely have the right to change attorneys. You just have to contact your new attorney and tell them that you want to switch attorneys. Your new attorney will take care of the paperwork to the court and to your old attorney so that you can change attorneys.

Are My Financial Assets from Pre-Marriage Safe from Divorce? Video

My name is David Badanes.  I concentrate in Matrimonial and Family Law with offices in Northport and Garden City.  Today, I am going to answer the following Question: Are my financial assets from pre-marriage safe from divorce?

If you’re getting divorced and you have a large sum of money or any type of money right before you get married and you kept that money separate from your spouse; in other words you kept it in a separate bank account and some other ways separate, that money will be yours even after the divorce.

So the important thing to remember is that the money you had prior to marriage as long as you kept it separate and segregated, it will be yours. The same goes for a house. If you own the house before you were married and kept the deed in your name and did not put your spouse on the deed, that house will be yours after the divorce.

Can I Get My Spouse To Pay My Attorney Fees? Video

Hello, My name is David Badanes, thank you for joining me. I concentrate in Matrimonial and Family Law with offices in Northport and Garden City. Today, I am going to answer the following question: Can I get my spouse to pay my attorney’s fees?

Maybe. If your spouse earns more income than you do, then you may be able to get your spouse to pay your attorney’s fees. Each divorce is different and your particular situation must be analyzed to see if you qualify to have your spouse pay your attorney’s fees.

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Can I Switch Attorneys If I Am Not Happy With My Attorney? Video

Hello, My name is David Badanes, thank you for joining me.  I concentrate in Matrimonial and Family Law with offices in Northport and Garden City.  Today, I am going to answer the following Question: I’m not happy with my attorney, can I switch attorneys?

Yes, if you want to change your attorney, you have the right to get another attorney.  Your new attorney would take care of the paperwork to be assigned as your attorney and to remove your old attorney.  However, there are certain situations where you may not be able to change attorneys.  As one drastic example, if you are in the middle of a trial, you may not be able to change attorneys.

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If I Receive An Inheritance Is It A Marital Asset? Video

Hello, My name is David Badanes, thank you for joining me. I concentrate in Matrimonial and Family Law with offices in Northport and Garden City. Today, I am going to answer the following question: If I receive an inheritance, is that a marital asset?

An inheritance is not a marital asset and therefore is your separate property that belongs to you. However, in order to keep the inheritance as your separate property, you have to do 2 things:

1. At the time of the inheritance, you need to document what the inheritance is. If the inheritance is money, then you should have something in writing that says it is an inheritance. If the inheritance is property, then you need some type of written evidence of the property and that it was an inheritance.

2. If the inheritance is money, then you need to put the money in a separate bank account and not a joint account. If the inheritance is property, then you need to make sure that you keep the ownership of the property in your name only.

If you have further questions, please call 631-239-1702, I am happy to help you.

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