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Blog Posts in 2014

  • Can Bitcoins Hide Financial Assets?

    || 14-Nov-2014

    When a couple chooses to get a divorce, they will find themselves searching their homes and computers for complete documentation of their property and assets. The court requires that you disclose all of this information in order to determine a fair divorce settlement for both of the parties in the divorce. However some people will still try to hide assets from a spouse in order to keep more for ...
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  • How to Change a Child Support Order

    || 10-Nov-2014

    When child custody and visitation are determined, part of the court order may require one parent to pay child support to the other parent. Child support is money given to one parent in order to help pay for the living and educational expenses of a child until they reach the age of 21. A child support agreement is approved or determined by the court and any changes to this agreement must be done ...
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  • Attorney-Client Confidentiality

    || 6-Nov-2014

    It is commonly thought that the communication between an attorney and their client is completely confidential, meaning that any statements or recordings cannot be repeated in the court without the consent of the client. A client can admit guilt to an attorney, but the attorney still cannot admit this in a court of law. However, there are some instances where attorney-client confidentiality does ...
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  • New York Marriage Annulment Laws

    || 4-Nov-2014

    Some marriages in New York can be voided, which is known as an annulment. To be considered void, it must be proven that the marriage should never have occurred at all. What marriages can be annulled? Marriages can be voided based on whether or not the marriage should have been legitimate to begin with, or if a court decides that the marriage is void. Some of the reasons that a marriage can be ...
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  • Establishing Paternity in New York

    || 30-Oct-2014

    If a child is born in New York to two parents that are not married to one another, that child is seen as not having a father in the state. While recent changes in society have determined that marriage is no longer necessary to have a successful and loving family, family law has not caught up to the trend. Fathers of children born outside of marriage must establish paternity in order to have a ...
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  • How to Choose the Best Divorce Attorney For Your Case

    || 28-Oct-2014

    Going through a divorce is an emotionally and financially draining process, and it is important that you have a solid advocate by your side. No matter what reasons you are seeking divorce for, everyone should feel supported in their decision to end their marriage and begin the next step of their lives. The Right Attorney Is an Asset to Your Case Some ways that you can make sure that you are ...
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  • Keeping Children Happy After a Divorce

    || 22-Oct-2014

    No matter what the feelings are between you and your former spouse in a divorce, the family must make sure that the kids are taken care of throughout the divorce. Young children are especially affected by a separation, and dealing with this new life can take some adjustment. Co-parenting is one suggestion that can help to maintain a sense of family for the children, but there are many other ways ...
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  • Avoid Making Financial Mistakes in Divorce

    || 20-Oct-2014

    The spouse that has not been in charge of managing a family's finances is generally less prepared when entering into divorce settlement negotiations since they may not even be aware of all of the places the family has money. This financial knowledge has serious long-term benefits since it allows both parties to fairly negotiate, but it can also help a person gauge how their financial situation ...
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  • How to Get a Restraining Order in New York

    || 16-Oct-2014

    October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is a serious issue that affects millions of individuals across the United States. One of the tools that a person can use to fight back against domestic violence is a restraining order. What is a Restraining Order? A restraining order is an order of protection that is issued by the court with the purpose of protecting a person against another ...
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  • Is Child Custody Mediation Right For You?

    || 14-Oct-2014

    One of the most painful parts of a separation is when a couple must make an agreement to divide time with their children. When a parent is used to seeing their child at all times, it can be extremely difficult when one parent obtains primary custody or both parents must go extended periods without being able to see their kids. For this reason, many individual opt to use custody mediation to come ...
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  • Risks to Consider Before Relocating a Child

    || 10-Oct-2014

    Sometimes when a couple gets divorces, one spouse will decide that moving away from the other will be in their best interests. If children are involved, moving away is not just an instance of packing up and taking off, but requires a case in family court. The judge will determine whether or not it is in the best interests of the children to move away. Risks of Move-Away Cases When bringing a case ...
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  • Prenuptial Agreement in Question for Billionaire Divorce

    || 6-Oct-2014

    A high-profile hedge-fund billionaire asked to divorce his spouse in July. His spouse has asked to void their prenuptial agreement so that equitable share of the property can be given to each party. Spouse Claims Prenuptial Coercion The spouse says that the prenuptial agreement was given right before the wedding and that she was coerced into signing it. A prenuptial agreement can be invalidated if ...
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  • Military Divorce Brings Different Challenges

    || 2-Oct-2014

    Military divorces are usually handled in family law courts, but issues that are faced regarding military pensions, child custody, and deployments are additional challenges in the divorce process. Custody Challenges for Military Families For active duty military members, the biggest hurdle can do with child custody. Long deployments can make it hard to get joint or shared custody due to long, ...
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  • Facebook Linked with Higher Divorce Rates

    || 30-Sep-2014

    Facebook and other social media networks are trends that seem like they're here to stay, but engaging in social media may be a predictor of divorce for some couples. "Computers and Human Behavior" Study A study called "Computers and Human Behavior" found that Facebook and other social media usage is correlated with lowered satisfaction with marriage and higher divorce ...
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  • Tips for Divorcing Parents with Kids

    || 24-Sep-2014

    When children are involved, making the decision to divorce should be taken seriously, and any agreements made concerning the children should be strictly adhered to. For couples that decide that a divorce will be in the best interest of the entire family, there are some tips that can help ease the impact of divorce on a couple's children. Tips for the Sake of the Kids While it may be easy to ...
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