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Why is Commingled Property So Important in a Divorce?

Why is Commingled Property So Important in a Divorce?

Why is Commingled Property So Important in a Divorce?

Property division can be one of the most challenging aspects of a Long Island divorce, especially if you and your spouse do not have children. Often, the biggest issues of contention in a divorce are how to separate and divide your assets in a fair and equitable way.

There are two main types of assets to be divided in a divorce: Marital Property and Separate Property.

Marital property is everything owned by one or more spouses during the marriage. Money and other assets acquired during the marriage are presumed to be marital property.

Separate property consists of the assets that were acquired by each spouse prior to the marriage, as well as any gifts and inheritances you individually acquired, even if acquired during the marriage.

Another, less less-often heard term is called commingling and it’s when separate property becomes commingled and can be considered marital property. Read on to learn more and how you can get help navigating the dissolution of your marriage from an experienced divorce lawyer.

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How to Save Time & Money on Divorce Lawyer

How to Save Time & Money on Divorce Lawyer

How to Save Time & Money on Divorce Lawyer

How Not to Waste Your Long Island Divorce Lawyer’s Time 

Hiring a divorce lawyer or family law attorney is a significant investment of time and money. The old saying “Time is money” is never more appropriate than when working with any attorney. The more time a lawyer has to spend on your case, the more money it will cost you. Make sure you’re not wasting your lawyer’s time — and your money — when working together to dissolve your marriage. Here are some tips to keep interactions with your attorney effective and efficient, and where to get comprehensive legal support when going through a divorce.

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How to Hire the Right Long Island Divorce Attorney

How to Hire the Right Long Island Divorce Attorney

How to Hire the Right Long Island Divorce Attorney

If you are in the process of dissolving your marriage, or are simply considering the possibility of getting a divorce on Long Island, the idea of hiring a family law attorney can seem overwhelming. The divorce lawyer you hire has a significant impact on the overall outcome of your case, particularly when it comes to critical matters like child custody, child support, alimony, and property division.

Here are several things to keep in mind when meeting with various family law firms and how to choose an attorney that is the best fit for you

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How to Prepare Documents for Your Long Island Divorce

How to Prepare Documents for Your Long Island Divorce

How to Prepare Documents for Your Long Island Divorce

Evidence is one of the most important factors in nearly every legal case, and Long Island divorce cases are no exception. What kind of supporting documentation you have can truly make or break your case. In instances of divorce, lacking the paperwork to back up your claims can cost you significantly, and for years to come, in more ways than one. 

Here’s what you need to know about getting documents ready for your divorce and how you can get the legal help you need during this process from a seasoned New York family lawyer.

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Divorce Attorney Family Law Document Review Services

Divorce Attorney Family Law Document Review Services

Divorce Attorney Family Law Document Review Services

Legal documents in a divorce are extremely important and dictate the terms of your separation. They also dictate how child custody, child support, alimony, and other divorce issues will be handled. No matter how much you may trust the other side, if someone puts legal papers in front of you to sign, it’s critical to ensure these documents protect your rights and the best interest of your family before signing on the dotted line. Even if you believe everyone has your best interests at heart, what may appear to be an inconsequential issue or an oversight now, could have lasting negative effects on your life and well-being for years to come. Only a family law attorney with years of experience will know what to look for to ensure your best interests are really protected now and in the future.

At Hornberger, Verbitsky, P.C., we have reviewed thousands of family law documents and found many issues that would have cost our clients many thousands of dollars and the peace of mind that enabled them to live their best life going forward. We encourage you to get experienced legal counsel before signing any document to ensure you are protected and can be confident in the legal agreements you sign.

Here are just a few of the kinds of documents you should have reviewed by experienced family law attorneys before signing.

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Should You Record Your Ex During Your Divorce?

Should You Record Your Ex During Your Divorce?

Should You Record Your Ex During Your Divorce?

Recording Interactions with Your Ex During Your Long Island Divorce  

It’s important to cover your bases when getting a divorce on Long Island. You can be sure that your ex-spouse isn’t going to protect you, nor will their legal team. It’s up to you to make sure you have the evidence and support you need during your divorce.

Here’s what you should know about recording interactions with your ex and how to get the help you need during the difficult process of dissolving your marriage.​

 

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