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Blog Posts in April, 2013

  • Understanding Alimony before Your Divorce

    || 30-Apr-2013

    In the event that you and your spouse are considering a divorce, there is a very real possibility that you may be required to pay alimony to your spouse for a set amount of time. Alimony, in essence, means that a spouse has the legal obligation to pay fees to the spouse they divorced in order to help them maintain their standard of living. Each alimony contract is determined by the court depending ...
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  • Determining if a Prenuptial Agreement is Right for You

    || 29-Apr-2013

    Getting married can be an exciting time of life for two people who share a deep love for one another. Despite the amount of love in the relationship, you may fear addressing the idea of a prenuptial agreement because you feel mentioning the possibility of a divorce before marriage is going to jinx the relationship. If you find yourself considering a prenuptial agreement, here are a few things for ...
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  • Do Children & Teenagers Have Rights in a Divorce?

    || 24-Apr-2013

    In the event of a parents divorce, depending on the unique situation, children and teens are offered by the court some rights; both during and after the split. The reason behind this is that that court wants to do what is best for the children ultimately, so these laws were drafted in order to offer a chance of stability in the kids' lives during what can be a difficult season of transition. ...
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  • Tips to Co-Parenting after Your Divorce

    || 23-Apr-2013

    Perhaps you and your spouse are considering the option of a divorce, or you have already gone through with the process, and you are feeling overwhelmed over how you two will co-parent together once you have moved on. The first thing to remember is that co-parenting is about the kids, not you. Sure, you want to find a schedule that will enable you to actually spend time with your kids, but you have ...
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  • Dating after Divorce, Tips to Consider

    || 22-Apr-2013

    Perhaps you are considering filing for a divorce, and one of the biggest fears that you have weighing on your heart is the fact that you may want to one day jump back into the dating pool. The thought of dating again frightens you, especially after you and your spouse spend more than a decade together; and although you may not think you have it in you to get back out there, you just might. Here ...
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  • What to Look For When Hiring a Divorce Attorney

    || 19-Apr-2013

    If you and your spouse are currently experiencing marital problems, or for whatever reason have decided you are ready to file for a divorce; hiring a divorce and family attorney in your area is absolutely crucial to helping make the process run smoothly and efficiently. There are many aspects of your life that are going to be sorted through, and the course can be overwhelming. With the right ...
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  • What is Palimony?

    || 18-Apr-2013

    While many may think that palimony is a legal term, it was actually something that was coined in the 1970's after an actor was fighting for alimony payments even though they were never married, just cohabitating. The actor, though wanting to end their relationship, had agreed to help financially support the woman, though it was never put in writing. The woman claimed that though it wasn't ...
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  • Case of Interest: Marital Property Disputes

    || 16-Apr-2013

    In a recent divorce case here in New York, Bennet vs. Bennet, two spouses were fighting over property that was jointly paid for. The spouses had formed a prenuptial agreement and there they agreed that what would be considered as marital property in a divorce would include any jointly owned property or household items acquired then on. However, after having been married the wife decided to buy a ...
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  • Holidays and Birthdays for Divorced Parents

    || 15-Apr-2013

    Within the topic of a divorce as parents, there are many issues that are going to be brought up, both during the settlement process and even after the divorce as you are raising your children (perhaps together, but still separate). One of these concerns that can come up is what to do with your children for holidays and birthdays? Each hold a significant value, and for many of you parents, family ...
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  • Stepparent Adoption Information

    || 8-Apr-2013

    In our world today, divorce is all around us. And because of that, the "blended" American family is becoming much more prevalent in our society. In many cases after a divorce, the people will eventually fall in love again and find new people to spend the rest of their life with, and many of these spouses are likely to have children already in the picture after a divorce and into the ...
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  • Factors to Consider in Late-Life Divorce

    || 5-Apr-2013

    Divorces over the age of fifty are an extremely fast growing trend, and what has led to this change in the world of divorce is not quite certain. Many researchers suggest that more spouses are divorcing as they are living longer and realizing that they have the freedom to leave a marriage, even after 30 plus years together. While it is exciting for many older people to realize the freedom they ...
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  • Understanding Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO)

    || 4-Apr-2013

    A temporary restraining order (TRO) is given by the court in the event that a person is believed to be causing harm to you or is stalking you. Here in the state of New York, this is called an Order of Protection, which essentially will be a legal document that is to act as a barrier between you and the undesirable person who wants to harm you. In many cases a TRO is used in domestic violence ...
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