Child custody cases and other types of family law cases in Nassau or Suffolk on Long Island often involve a guardian ad litem, a court-appointed attorney that looks after the child. If your case does, it’s important that you understand who this person is and what role they play in a family legal case. Here’s what you need to know about guardian ad litems and what you can do to get legal help for child custody and divorce cases. (more…)
For many Long Islanders, retirement benefits weigh heavily on their mind when going through a divorce. Long Island is an expensive place to live when you are in a two-income household, and the thought of attempting to afford it on your own after retirement can be daunting. In order to prepare yourself for post-divorce life, it’s important to understand the impact your Long Island Divorce will have on certain retirement benefits. (more…)
Many Long Island residents find that their divorce has impacted their retirement plans. Many learn the hard way that the division of their assets in their divorce is forcing them to wait years longer than they expected to retire, if they are able to retire at all. This is surely a concern for many, and a good reason to start thinking about protecting your own interests and planning for your own retirement — whether or not you are or will be divorced.
As a Divorce Lawyer on Long Island, I see that for many married couples facing divorce, a major concern is how pensions earned over the course of the marriage will be divided. Particularly when a pension has been earned by just one spouse, divorcing couples are concerned about whether the nonearning spouse can share in it. (more…)
Estate Planning Is Critical to Ensure Your Assets Don’t Go to Your Ex
As Long Island divorce attorneys, we are retained to help couples end their marriages, divide their marital assets and resolve issues of child support and visitation.