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Blog Posts in March, 2014

  • How to Prevent or Change an Unfair Divorce Settlement

    || 31-Mar-2014

    Divorcing spouses need to go into the process realizing that some compromise will be in order, and it may be unheard of for a divorcee to be thoroughly satisfied with every term in their final divorce settlement. There are cases, however, where a divorce settlement is genuinely unfair, perhaps illegal. The burden of proof for this is rather steep, but you may be able to get your case reopened if ...
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  • Tax Season for Same-Sex Couples

    || 26-Mar-2014

    This past August, the IRS announced that same-sex couples who were married in recognition states would be considered a married couple on their federal taxes. Whether you are a same-sex married couple or a couple who is contemplating marriage, there are several questions and considerations to address for this tax season, and beyond. Here are five of them right now: 1) Is it the "place of ...
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  • Prenups: 3 Things to Think About Before You Ask For One

    || 24-Mar-2014

    All the recent data says that prenups are on the rise. In one study, 63 percent of divorce lawyers said that there was jump in prenuptial agreements in the last three years. The top concern fiancés cited: shielding their separate property. After you and your family have worked so hard over the years, it is only natural to want to preserve those hard-earned assets, to keep them in the ...
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  • Alimony & Taxes

    || 20-Mar-2014

    Spousal maintenance is meant to help both spouses keep as much of the same lifestyle as possible, even after a divorce, by having the higher-earning party make payments to the party with a lower income. This support that helps out the lower-income party also becomes a benefit to the paying party come tax season, if alimony gets put down correctly. (There are some situations where it will make more ...
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  • Helping Your Kids Through Each Stage of Your Divorce

    || 18-Mar-2014

    For many couples, the price tag of a divorce is frightening enough on its own, but when parents are divorcing, they face the much more frightening concerns of what will happen to their children as a result of their divorce. And there can be real risks of kids being scarred by a divorce, but there are also good chances that children will grow up in a healthier and stronger environment because of ...
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  • Divorce and Bankruptcy: Where to Begin?

    || 12-Mar-2014

    Many who have turned to bankruptcy have had to do so as a result of their divorce. But in some cases, if these people had gone through bankruptcy first, then both that legal process and the divorce would have been simpler. There are other situations, however, where it is still best to start with the divorce. Read below to learn how the order of these processes can significantly affect your ...
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  • A divorce in Long Island is grabbing national headlines at it has lasted for 12 years, and counting. This makes for one of the longest divorces ever in New York. As can be expected from such a lengthy process, each spouse is pointing fingers at the other, blaming the other for the exorbitant legal costs and unreasonable delays, even calling one another dishonest. One spouse, a 73-year-old lawyer ...
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  • Protecting Your Business from Divorce

    || 5-Mar-2014

    To a newly engaged couple, the word "prenup" is about as unromantic as it gets; it can even seem insulting. A postnuptial agreement may similarly be unappealing to a happily married couple. But the reality is, if you are a business owner, you should put safety measures in place—just in case. Your business is something into which you have put countless hours of exertion and for ...
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  • How Much Will a Divorce Cost Me in Long Island?

    || 3-Mar-2014

    To get an in-depth answer about your own unique case, you will have to talk to a divorce attorney yourself, but there are still many unknowns when it comes to a divorce. The easiest way to tell how expensive your divorce will be is to assess you and your spouse's relationship. For more on this and other factors that will enter into your divorce's price tag, read on. An Amicable Split vs. ...
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