For many Long Island couples, the issue of debt in your divorce can be a highly contentious topic. While married, you may not consider the ramifications of the $30,000 in credit card debt that was racked up to keep your family afloat. However, once the word “divorce” gets thrown around, that $30,000 is yet another hurdle to be dealt with. (more…)
As discussed in previous Paternity blog posts, on Long Island, New York there exists a presumption of legitimacy for children born “of the marriage.” This means that any child born by the wife during the marriage will be presumed to be the husband’s child. Recently, a New York court has extended that presumption to children born of a same-sex marriage. (more…)
We see many Long Island couples for whom the words “prenuptial agreement” make them squirm. It is our firm belief, however, that for those same couples, a prenuptial agreement is one of the smartest decisions they could make. Prenuptial agreements involve a less negative connotation when couples understand the concept better.
After many years of collaborative divorce practice as a Long Island Divorce Attorney, many of our clients have expressed confusion regarding their 4-Way Settlement Conferences. In this article, we hope to clear up some of the confusion and demystify the experience.
As a Long Island Divorce Attorney who has met with countless clients and prospective clients during their complimentary consultations, I have seen people immediately intimidated by one of the key pieces of information we need to collect: the Statement of Net Worth. In an effort to alleviate that intimidation, we have complied some basic information.
What Is a Statement of Net Worth?
As a Divorce Attorney and Divorce Mediator on Long Island, I meet with many individuals and couples who have no idea of the myriad of issues they will have to address in their divorce. Although every divorce is unique and has its own issues, there are a number of items that are common to all divorces. The following is a list of some of the major issues you and your spouse you will need to come to terms with in order to get a divorce on Long Island, New York.