Am I Eligible for an Annulment Instead of a Divorce?
Divorce isn’t the only option to end a marriage on Long Island. In some cases, married couples may be eligible for an annulment. Here’s what you need to know about annulments, how they differ from a Long Island divorce, under what conditions are couples eligible to have their marriage annulled, and how to get legal help with an annulment. (more…)
If you’re going through a divorce on Long Island or have recently finalized one and share children with your ex-spouse, you’re likely dealing with matters of child custody and co-parenting. Co-parenting can be challenging, but studies show a child benefits most after a divorce if they continue to have a meaningful relationship with both of their parents. Here are 5 tips to effectively co-parent your child after your divorce and how to get legal help when you need it.
What Rights Do Military Spouses Have in a Divorce?
The process of divorcing a military service member differs in some ways than the process of divorce between two civilians. Usually, military divorces tend to be more complex, particularly if the divorce takes place at a U.S. military base overseas. It’s important for civilians who are going through a military divorce to understand the unique rights they may be afforded as the former spouse of a service member and to get legal help securing those rights right away.
If you are the spouse of a service member involved in a divorce, you may have the right to:
What Is the Penalty for Hiding Assets in a Divorce?
The State of New York is an equitable distribution state, meaning that in the event of a divorce, shared property and assets must be distributed equitably — although not necessarily equally — between spouses. To accomplish this, full disclosure of assets on each side is necessary. Concealing assets is illegal and punishable by law. Here’s what you should know about the full disclosure requirement, the penalty for hiding assets, and how to get the legal help you need to protect what is rightfully yours in your divorce.
What Are the 3 Things Needed for Divorce to Be Final?
For your Long Island divorce to be finalized, you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse must agree on at least two things, or three if you have children. Your divorce cannot proceed without reaching an agreement on the following matters and if you can’t, your divorce becomes contested and you’ll need to litigate your divorce. Here’s what you need to know about the three things required for a judge to sign your divorce decree.
One of the most significant issues in a divorce is the division of property. Ideally, you and your spouse will be able to reach a mutual agreement about who gets what property. If you’re not able to agree, you’ll have to pursue litigation where a judge will decide for you how your property will be distributed. In some cases, like high-net-worth divorces, it may be best to move straight to litigation.
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