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Should You Hire an Estate Planning Attorney for Your Divorce?

Should You Hire an Estate Planning Attorney for Your Divorce?

Why You Need Estate Planning Help When Getting Divorced

Should You Hire an Estate Planning Attorney for Your Divorce?

If you are a middle-aged or older adult, chances are you have carefully planned for your future. If you are married, this generally involves planning for your spouse as well. You have likely created a will and established a trust to protect your assets and property after the death of you and your spouse. You may have even made decisions about who will care for your children if you have them, should something happen to both you and your spouse before your children reach the age of 18. Together, you and your spouse have likely purchased insurance policies that protect your family in the event of your disability or death. However, you might not have planned for divorce.

Getting a divorce means you will probably need to make several changes to your estate plan, especially if you have or will have another spouse. Should this be done with the help of a dedicated estate planning lawyer? Here’s what you need to know.

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What Are the Sneakiest Divorce Tactics on Long Island?

What Are the Sneakiest Divorce Tactics on Long Island?

How To Protect Yourself from Dishonest Divorce Tactics

What Are the Sneakiest Divorce Tactics on Long Island?

Getting a divorce on Long Island, or anywhere else for that matter, is a life-changing experience. Unfortunately, few divorces are completely amicable and often, spouses are at odds with each other during the process of dissolving their marriage. Sometimes, frustration, fear, and the desire for revenge go too far and one spouse may use unscrupulous tactics to try to control the divorce narrative. To help you protect yourself, following are some of the sneakiest divorce tactics and how a Long Island family attorney can help protect you from a spouse that tries to use them against you.

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What is a Domestic Relations Order?

What is a Domestic Relations Order?

What You Need to Know About DROs and QDROs

What is a Domestic Relations Order?

When you get married in New York, assets that you or your spouse obtain afterward the date of the marriage are considered marital property and are subject to equitable distribution laws. This includes retirement benefits. If your spouse contributed to a retirement plan during the course of your marriage, you may be eligible to receive a portion of those benefits under equitable distribution. To do this, you will need a Domestic Relations Order, a DRO or a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QRDO. Here’s what to know about DROs and how an experienced Long Island divorce attorney can help you obtain a fair divorce settlement.

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Can Disproving Paternity Nullify a Long Island Custody Agreement?

Can Disproving Paternity Nullify a Long Island Custody Agreement?

How Does Paternity Effect Child Support & Child Custody?

Can Disproving Paternity Nullify a Long Island Custody Agreement?

Typically, paternity on Long Island is determined before a child custody or child support order is finalized. However, there are occasionally cases in which a temporary custody order has already been arranged and paternity is established later. In rare cases, a married couple may even find that the husband is not the child’s biological father later on in the marriage, sometimes years later.  

If a paternity test proves the father is not the child’s biological parent, will the custody order become invalid? Here’s what you should know.

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Hidden Benefits of Hiring a Long Island Divorce Lawyer

Hidden Benefits of Hiring a Long Island Divorce Lawyer

Why You Need An Experienced Divorce Lawyer

5 Hidden Benefits of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

There are numerous benefits of hiring a Long Island divorce lawyer to help with your family legal issues. Most people already know about the major ones, like protecting your rights and increasing your chances of a favorable outcome. Learn more about why you need an experienced lawyer for your divorce. Below, you’ll learn about some not-so-obvious benefits of having experienced legal advocacy during a divorce or other family legal matter, and how to get in touch with an knowledgeable lawyer in your area.

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5 Things That Will Ruin Your Child Custody Case on Long Island

5 Things That Will Ruin Your Child Custody Case on Long Island

5 Issues That Can Kill Your Long Island Child Custody Case

5 Things That Will Ruin Your Child Custody Case

Your behavior can have a significant impact on child custody proceedings, particularly if custody has not been awarded or only temporary arrangements have been made. Here are 5 things that will compromise your Long Island child custody case and how to get help from a veteran New York divorce lawyer. 

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