Your Power Of Attorney And Your Divorce

Prior to any marital difficulties, you may have signed a Power of Attorney and named your spouse as your agent in your Power of Attorney. In almost all situations, if you are getting divorced, you will want to revoke the Power of Attorney.

To revoke your Power of Attorney, you simply just have to enter into a new Power of Attorney and name a new person as your agent.

It is important to note that if you do not revoke your Power of Attorney, then your spouse is still your agent – even if you are going through a divorce.

When you are getting divorce, it is important to hire an attorney who knows about both divorces and Power(s) of Attorney. David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. have the knowledge to help you. Contact David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office at 631-239-1702, email at david@dbnylaw.com or visit our website: www.dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Suffolk County (Northport) and in Nassau County (Uniondale, across from the Nassau Coliseum).

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Credit Card Debt (In A Divorce)

In general terms, all debt that is accrued during the divorce, is equally divided between both spouses. The same is true for credit card debt. So, for example, it may not matter that you never used your spouse’s credit card, the debt on that card will probably be 50% your responsibility. Of course, the same goes for your credit card debt, your spouse will probably have to pay 50% of your credit card debt.

However, it is important to note, that once the divorce action is filed, that any additional credit card debt, that is accrued after the filing of the divorced action will be the full responsibility of the person who created that debt.

Whatever credit card debt that exists will have to be addressed in the divorce. This does not necessarily mean that the debt will be paid off during the divorce or even at the time of the divorce. However, it does mean that your divorce agreement or the Court’s decision must decide who will pay the credit card debt and when it will be paid.

In many divorces, you may have to either cancel a credit card or put a hold on any new charges on the credit card. You or your attorney must likely will need to review your spouse’s credit card statements to make sure that you should be responsible for the charges on that credit card. Finally, if your spouse is required to pay your credit cards, then it is very important that you review each month’s credit card statements to make sure that your spouse is actually paying those credit cards.

When you are getting divorce, it is important to hire an attorney who knows how to deal with credit card debt and all the issues in a divorce. David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. have represented countless clients in their divorce. Contact David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office at 631-239-1702, email at david@dbnylaw.com or visit our website: www.dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Suffolk County (Northport) and in Nassau County (Uniondale, across from the Nassau Coliseum).

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What is the Best Way to Pursue a Divorce if I Want One Right Away?

Divorce in New York can be accomplished quickly, if both spouses agree to ALL of the terms of the divorce. You will both need to agree upon the distribution of any property, custody of children, spousal maintenance, and visitation. If you and your spouse can agree on all of these terms, you or your attorney can immediately file all the divorce papers with the court. This is sometimes referred to as an “uncontested divorce”.

If you can’t agree on all the terms of your divorce, you may be able to get to a agreement by going to mediation. Mediation can save you time and after the process, you can then file the divorce papers with the court.

If you and your spouse all to all of the terms of your divorce, but, need an attorney to draft the divorce papers, then David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office can help you. David Badanes has helped numerous clients in filing their divorce papers and in drafting the divorce papers.
In addition, David Badanes also does mediation and has helped many clients in the mediation process.

If you are seeking an uncontested divorce or want to go to mediation, then contact David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office’s phone number is 631-239-1702, email at david@dbnylaw.com or visit our web site: www.dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport and Uniondale.

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Does My Divorce Lawyer Need to be Located in the County Where the Court is Located?

Your attorney does not need to be located in the county where the court is located. In New York, an attorney is licensed to practice in all the counties and all the courts. However, it is usually beneficial to choose an attorney who is familiar with and practices in the county where the court is located.

You want an attorney who is familiar with the judges in that county. In addition, some counties have their unique local rules. You want an attorney who is familiar with those rules.

David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office, P.C., have represented countless clients in Suffolk County and Nassau County. If you are seeking a divorce, then contact David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office’s phone number is 631-239-1702, email at david@dbnylaw.com or visit our web site: www.dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Uniondale, Nassau County.

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