Blog Posts in November, 2014

  • Uncontested vs. Contested Divorce in New York

    Regardless of the kind of divorce you're headed towards, there are several key issues that you and your spouse will need to settle before it's final. The way that these issues are handled makes a divorce either contested or uncontested – essentially, rife with conflict or not. Sometimes, couples attempt to work together but find that there are conflicts brewing beneath the surface and are ...
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  • Child Support Obligation Add-Ons: The Main Points You Need to Know

    When it comes to child support , absent another agreement by the parties, the amount of support required from each parent is dictated by the Child Support Standards Act, or CSSA. The act takes the combined gross income from both parents, minus specific statutory deductions, up to $141,000, and determines what percentage each parent owes based on the percentage of the total that their income ...
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  • The Ins and Outs of No-Fault Divorces

    Prior to 2012, New York law made it extremely difficult to residents to successfully file for divorce . The state required that all couples file on fault-based grounds, such as inhumane treatment, abandonment, adultery, or imprisonment. Fortunately, the Empire State has caught up with the times and now allows for no-fault divorce. Contrary to what many believe, a no-fault divorce is different than ...
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  • New Spouse, Old Obligations: How Maintenance and Child Support can be Financially Impacted by Remarriage

    Although divorce can be an extremely difficult ordeal, many people are lucky enough to find someone new to share their lives with. Many people today enter new romantic relationships and get remarried. However, as wonderful as a second marriage can be, there are a number of financial issues on which, even years later, divorce can have a substantial impact. Therefore, it is important to be aware of ...
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