Blog Posts in 2015

  • Giving Back to NYC

    At Peter L. Cedeño & Associates, P.C., our New York City divorce attorneys and our friendly staff are always looking for ways to give back to our community that has given us so much. Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia is a great organization based out of Northern Manhattan that promotes social justice through community outreaches, collaborations, and unique charitable initiatives. Due to their ...
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  • Social Media and Divorce

    Everything these days winds up in one social media context or another. People post pictures of their coffee to Instagram, Tweet their thoughts on a traffic jam, give detailed explanations about their dinner on Facebook, and more. While it is great to be able to connect so readily with friends and strangers all around the world, there are some matters that should not be shared so openly, especially ...
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  • New York Temporary Spousal Support Changes

    Sometimes you will hear a story about someone paying spousal support – also called spousal maintenance or alimony – to an ex-spouse for the rest of their foreseeable future. As bizarre or unfortunate as the circumstance may seem on the surface, it is actually a reality for many people. As long as an ex never remarries and cannot seemingly afford to live as comfortably as they did when they were ...
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  • Attorney Cedeño to Speak on Women's Rights

    It is a great honor for Peter L. Cedeño & Associates, P.C. of New York, New York to announce that our lead attorney, Mr. Cedeño, has been invited to speak to the Consulate General of Brazil in New York about women’s rights. The event is to take place during the afternoon of November 12 th , 2015, located at 225 E 41 st Street, New York, New York 10017. As numerous consuls and other ambassadors are ...
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  • Tax Ramifications of Divorce

    Getting a divorce in New York causes more than just emotional complication. After all, as a married couple, the people seeking a divorce presumably shared with one another more than just their feelings. Real property, bank accounts, credit and debit cards, children, pets, liabilities… When divorcing, there is much more to untangle than purely emotions. One major area that requires untangling is ...
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  • Statements of Net Worth - Listing Your "Income"

    One of the first things divorcing spouses will have to do when a divorce action is commenced is to exchange financial information with one another. Each spouse, with the help of their attorney, will have to fill out their own individual financial form called a Statement of Net Worth, or an Affidavit of Net Worth. What Is a Statement of Net Worth? On this form, parties must describe their entire ...
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  • Talking to Your Kids About Divorce

    Whether it was your idea, your spouse’s decision, or a mutual agreement, going through a divorce is not going to be easy. If you share any children together, you can expect things to become even more difficult, especially when it comes to telling them the news. To help everyone get through this transition as easily as possible, always keep these suggestions in mind. Be honest: You should not try ...
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  • Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Causes New Yorkers to Rejoice

    Although the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage was announced nearly two weeks ago, it is still creating shockwaves across the nation. News headlines tell many different sides to the story and Americans are coming to terms with what this means for the future, advocates and antagonists alike. Same-sex couples in New York have been legally allowed to marry since 2011, but the decision is no ...
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  • Validez De Divorcios Extranjeros En NY

    Dados los avances en el derecho de familia, ya no hay una solución de "talla única" para el divorcio. En particular, los divorcios extranjeros se han vuelto cada vez más comunes dado que pueden ser más baratos y resueltos más rápidamente. Antes de apresurase y realizar un divorcio extranjero, sin embargo, es importante determinar si se reconoce en Nueva York. Lo último que desea es perder tiempo y ...
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  • A Quien Le Toca Que En Nuestro Divorcio? Propiedad Marital vs. Propiedad Separada

    Cuando una pareja decide divorciarse, una de sus principales preocupaciones será típicamente acerca de las "cosas" - los elementos físicos acumulados en el tiempo a lo largo de un matrimonio y también los elementos no tangibles. Las parejas que están casadas por largos períodos de tiempo, inevitablemente, han acumulado todo tipo de propiedad juntos -Muebles, antigüedades, fotografías, automóviles, ...
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  • Where & How Do I File for Divorce in New York?

    People looking to get divorced in New York often have no idea how to do so. Why would they? It’s unlikely something they’ve ever had to deal with. But it is important to understand the various requirements one must meet in order to file for divorce in New York State. There are also factors to consider that will affect the county in which a person chooses to file for divorce. In order to file for ...
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  • New York's Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders

    “I am worried my spouse will withdraw money from our joint account when I tell him/her I want a divorce. Is that legal? How can I stop him/her from doing that?” Once you initiate an action for divorce and inform your spouse about it, there will be Automatic Orders (automatic temporary restraining orders) put in place that prevent you or your spouse from changing the status quo of any marital ...
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  • Foreign Divorces: Expanded

    It is not uncommon for married couples looking to dissolve of their marriage to seek a divorce in a country other than the United States. There are plenty of reasons why people might look elsewhere for a divorce: The husband or wife might originally hail from a foreign country; A party who is from a different country or speaks a different language might be more familiar or comfortable with a ...
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  • Who gets what in our divorce? Marital Property vs. Separate Property

    When a couple decides to get divorced, one of their main concerns will typically be about the “things” – the physical items accumulated over time throughout a marriage, and also the non-tangible items. Couples who are married for long periods of time will inevitably have amassed all sorts of property together –furniture, antiques, photographs, cars, jewelry, electronics, property, inheritances, ...
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  • Validation of Foreign Divorces in NY

    Given the advancements in family law, there is no longer a “one-size-fits-all” solution for divorce. In particular, foreign divorces have become increasingly common given that they can be cheaper and more quickly resolved. Before you jump the gun and pursue a foreign divorce, however, it is important to determine whether they are recognized in New York. The last thing you want is to waste valuable ...
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