Once a divorce is finalized, each party is provided a legal document that details the agreements and settlements made between the two spouses during the divorce process. Unfortunately, many people don’t think they need to abide by the divorce decree, leaving their ex-spouses high and dry. What can you do if your ex doesn’t comply with your Long Island divorce decree?
Should We Sell Our Home Before or After Our Divorce?
If you are considering divorce and you and your spouse own a home together, you’ll need to make some decisions about what to do with the property when you are no longer living together. Often, this means selling the home. New York is an equitable distribution state, meaning that a court will make every attempt to ensure that property is divided between you and your ex-spouse as fairly as possible — which may not always mean equally. If selling your home is on the table, you need to know whether it’s better to sell the home before your divorce is finalized, or after. Here’s what you should know.
Child Custody & Visitation If a Parent Gets COVID-19?
The coronavirus pandemic has upended life in New York, and every corner of the state is feeling the effects, including Long Island. How does the pandemic affect your child custody and visitation orders, especially if you or your ex get sick? Here’s what you should know.
Will Visitation Carry On As Normal During the Pandemic?
If you, your ex, and your child are feeling well and do not appear to be sick, there’s no reason to alter your visitation schedule. You should practice social distancing in other ways, such as ordering groceries online and staying home when at all possible. However, if you’re well, you and your ex can — and should — still pick up and drop off your child according to your original child custody court orders.
The news of the novel coronavirus hit the U.S. fast and hard at the beginning of 2020. You may have been in the middle of negotiating your divorce or just about to put the pen to paper to sign your divorce settlement when everything was upended.
Can you still get a divorce in New York during the pandemic? What should you expect? Here’s what you need to know.
Can My Criminal Background Affect My Long Island Divorce?
Going through a divorce is difficult enough without navigating criminal charges. When criminal proceedings are intertwined with family legal matters, things can quickly become stressful. If you’ve been charged with a crime, either recently or in the past, your divorce may be affected. This is particularly true if you have children with your ex-spouse. Here’s what you need to know about proceeding with a divorce if you have a criminal background.
Determining how to file for divorce to obtain the best outcome can be difficult. Here’s what you need to know about the two different types of divorce options in New York, fault and no-fault divorce, and how to decide which is best for your unique circumstances.
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