Many of our female Long Island Divorce Attorney firm clients wish to change their last name back to the maiden name after their divorce. For many women post-divorce, a main concern is that of changing their last name. After dealing with the stress and aggravation of your divorce, changing your last name may seem like just another daunting process on your to-do list. However, if you are prepared, both with the necessary information and documents, it can be quickly checked off that list. (more…)
Many of our clients come to our Long Island Divorce & Family Law firm after beginning their divorce with another attorney. For one reason or another, they are unhappy with their present attorney and wish to make a change. This is a more common occurrence than you might think. If you find yourself unhappy with your current divorce lawyer, you should not hesitate to find a new one. You are the one who is ultimately responsible for the quality of your representation. Going through a divorce with a divorce attorney who you feel is not doing their job effectively, is extremely difficult, unnecessary and you will likely be saddled with the results for years to come. There is no reason for you to continue to struggle through a divorce while simultaneously being unhappy with your attorney. (more…)
Many of our clients look forward to the day they after their Long Island divorce is final and they no longer have to “deal with” their former spouse. What many do not realize is that, if you have children together, your former spouse is likely to be in your life for many years to come. If your former spouse is going to be involved with your children you are going to have to communicate with him or her regarding the children for many years, if not the rest of your life. This is known as co-parenting.
For many clients, co-parenting is a constant uphill battle. You just divorced your partner, but are still expected to be co-parents and interact with your children in a healthy, responsible and calm manner. How is this possible? To be honest, it takes a lot of patience and an understanding that you and your former spouse will not get it right every time. However, if you can remember certain tips, it may make the process easier.
Many people on Long Island consider divorce to be a “young man’s game.” There’s a certain logic to thinking that people will determine, or decide, after a few years of being married that they made a mistake or have grown apart from their partner. The reality, however, is that more and more of the clients in our Long Island divorce law firm fall into the category of “young at heart” if not young in age.
In today’s world, it is not uncommon to find couples who have been married for many decades deciding to end their marriage. They may have grown children, who are now married themselves, when they decide to divorce. Below are some special considerations for those who wish to end their marriage in their later years.
As experienced Long Island Divorce and Family Law Attorneys, some of the most often asked questions surround the issue of Spousal Maintenance or Alimony. Our clients are very concerned about this issue and routinely ask if they are entitled to it, will they be required to pay it, and if so, how much will they be required to pay. This post will provide you with an outline of the topic of Spousal Maintenance, or Alimony as the rest of the country calls it, so that some basic questions are answered. (more…)
Every now and again we will commence a divorce for a client on Long Island only to find that his or her spouse is unwilling to cooperate in the proceeding. A divorce in and of itself is stressful enough, but when an uncooperative spouse is added to the mix, most clients feel an immense amount of concern and stress. Clients will often ask me in a panic if this means they will need to remain married for the rest of their lives. Luckily, the law provides an option for clients who find themselves in exactly this situation. If your spouse refuses to appear in your divorce action, you may still obtain a divorce through what is know as a Default Judgment.