For many Long Islanders, taxes are a sizable factor when considering their yearly budget. As we are all aware, living on Long Island is not inexpensive. As you progress through your divorce, it’s important to understand how your taxes will be affected. Ensuring you understand the repercussions of certain decisions made during your divorce will help you maintain a healthy post-divorce financial life. While it is well understood that a divorce changes your overall financial situation, the specific aspect of its impact on your taxes can sometimes goes unnoticed. (more…)
Unfortunately for some, your Long Island Divorce can bring out the worst in your soon-to-be ex-spouse. Whether you begin your divorce amicable or contested, we always advise our clients to protect their credit before, during and after their divorce. We have been witness to many horror stories in which an upset spouse wracks up debt in the other spouse’s name. (more…)
Long Island Child Support Agreements have been trending toward inclusion of college tuition and expenses. For many Long Islanders, college can figure greatly into child support agreements. Many parents want to ensure that their children’s education is provided for, regardless of the relationship between the parents.
Basic Child Support Calculations for Long Island (more…)
Raise the Age Legislation in New York
On April 10, 2017, Governor Cuomo signed into law “Raise the Age” legislation, which raises the presumptive age of juvenile accountability. What this means is that, where in the past 16 year olds were tried as adults in criminal court, 16 and 17 year olds will now be treated as juveniles. 16 year olds will begin to be treated as juveniles in October of this year, and 17 year olds will follow suit one year later. Until Governor Cuomo signed Raise the Age into law, New York was one of two states (North Carolina being the other hold-out) to treat 16 and 17 year olds as adults in the criminal justice system.
Adolescent Offenders for 16 & 17 Year Olds (more…)
As experienced Long Island divorce attorneys, we often see how Uncontested divorces become highly Contested divorces over the same issues. These issues often become so heated that they often seem insurmountable obstacles to obtaining your Final Judgment of Divorce. Below are some of the most common issues that cause parties the most stress.
Child Support, Child Custody & Visitation (more…)
Validity of Prenuptial Agreement after Recent New York Appellate Division Case
For many couples on Long Island, having a Prenuptial Agreement drawn up before their marriage is a basic assumption of their relationship. Prenuptial agreements are an attempt, prior to marriage, to arrange the consequences of marriage and/or its dissolution. Prenuptial agreements can include terms of maintenance, ownership and division of property, as well as testamentary provisions. However, for the prenuptial agreement to stand up in court post-marriage and dictate the terms of dissolution, it must be found valid.